Tuesday, October 15, 2013

African Spinach Coconut Soup

African Spinach Coconut Soup by substance of Living
Fall weather or cold winter days require soup.  Soup that is filling to the soul and stomach: That's what this African Spinach Coconut Soup does.

I haven't physically traveled much outside the United States but through technology and cuisine I can visit any country my heart desires without having to get shots, update my passport, or visit an airport.

In fact, DH and I have friends who live outside the United States and we get to talk with them on a regular basis due to the internet and mobile phones.  I mean, really, how fantastic is that?  I can be in Canada, Australia, across the United States, and in Turkey all in one day.  DH spoils me to no ends.  :-)

Now, I get to visit Africa...

African Spinach Coconut Soup by substance of Living
African Spinach Coconut Soup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
1 cup Onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Garlic, minced
16 oz Spinach, thawed
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 can Chopped Tomatoes
1 teaspoon Curry Powder
1 tablespoon Miso
2 cups Water
1 15 oz. can Coconut Milk
2 cups Pasta, prepared
Green Giant Chopped Spinach
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Directions:

  • Saute the oil, onion, garlic, pepper, tomatoes, spinach, curry powder, and miso.
  • Add the pasta, coconut milk and water.
  • Simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes.
African Spinach Coconut Soup by substance of Living

African Spinach Coconut Soup by substance of Living

African Spinach Coconut Soup by substance of Living
African Spinach Coconut Soup

Notes:

  • This is a nice, filling soup that is also quite sophisticated.
  • Any milk can be used in place of the coconut milk.  You'll want to measure out 2 cups.
  • One cup of prepared brown or white rice can be used in place of the pasta.  I used leftover gluten-free Penne pasta.
  • Any vegetable oil will work.
  • If you don't have miso on hand, you can use 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth and omit the water in the recipe.
  • Other variations might include okra, corn, chick peas, or white beans.
  • This is a new mainstay soup in our house.

You might also enjoy these African soups:
African Curried Vegetable and Coconut Soup by Something New for Dinner
NCR African Curried Coconut Soup by Green Gourmet Giraffe
Coconut Curry Sauce over Brown Rice by Fat and Happy Blog

What country are you visiting tonight through your dinner?  Are you staying local or something from another part of your country?

Would you like to take a trip around the world in 30 days with me?  Where would you like to go?  We won't have to pack a single bag.





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