Sunday, May 15, 2011

a week of vegan meagan

We stumbled around today trying to recover from a lovely and much-needed weekend with friends who came to visit from Melbourne. They have children of a very similar age to ours so fun was had by all. "Fun" also involved too much of everything from champagne to deep fried food to dairy to sugary sweets. So, last night, as I lay curled up in a tipsy state with a tummy ache I swore this week's theme would be about cleansing and nourishing ourselves with family friendly, fresh, plant-based meals.

And why not share the week's recipes with you each day? Until Thursday get ready for a sneak peak into our vegan kitchen.

Now for today's lunch-
:: Simply Sweet Potato Soup ::

olive oil
1/2 brown onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp chilli powder (more or less depending on the children)
2 curry leaves
4 small organic sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 green apple, quartered
4 cups vegetable stock

Saute onion and garlic until soft, add spices until aromatic
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat and then simmer until sweet potatoes are soft (approx. 30 minutes)
Combine in a food processor until smooth

:: Rainbow Bread ::

Separate your regular bread dough into thirds and add chopped spinach to one third and grated beetroot to another. Roll out and braid bread, then roll into a circular shape.

xo m.


Meg said...

Oh wow your bread is so pretty! We made two loaves of sourdough today, vegan chocolate chip cookies and pasta! A very productive day. I might have to try some veges in the bread though.

thejadeleaf said...

Love the rainbow bread! I have never seen that before. Looking forward to some nourishing recipe ideas! Jade x

The Beetle Shack said...

That bread looks awesome! e have just started growing our own yeast culture and im excited to try it out, I think the young one would did this! Thankyou!

xo em

Kory said...

That bread is SO cool... now to find a good vegan/GF recipe to use that technique on...

Joy said...

Love the rainbow bread! I'll definitely have to try that. :)

ohangelina said...

this. looks. fantastic. thank you!x

Kirsten said...

Love the bread idea - anything to get in more greens and veggies to hubby's diet.

I've done a very similar recipe for the sweet potato soup and loved it :-)

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