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Vegan Hot & Sour Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Rice Noodles, Coriander & Picked Ginger

16 Jul

I adore rice noodles, but they can be hard to cook as they fall apart easily, so I decided to try and ‘cook’ them using this delicious soup recipe and it turned out fantastic.

Serves 2/Preparation time 25 minutes

You will need:
For the soup
½ a cauliflower, cut into florets
15g red curry paste
1 red onion
10mls coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1inch ginger, chopped
350mls veg stock
150mls coconut milk
5mls toasted sesame oil
1 square of frozen spinach
15-20mls rice vinegar

For the bowl –
1 pack of 50g dried rice noodles
1 spring onion, sliced
5g coriander, chopped
2-3 cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
For the topping –
Lime wedge
5g pickled ginger

Method:
Heat the oil in a pan and brown the onion. Add in the red curry paste and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add in the cauliflower and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic and ginger and allow to cook for 2 minutes.

Next, pour in the coconut milk, stock and spinach and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes and add in the sesame oil and vinegar and leave to sit for 2 minutes.

Now get your serving bowl ready. Place the noodles in the bowl, along with the, cherry tomatoes, spring onion and chopped coriander.

When soup is ready, pour over the bowl ingredients and place a plate on top and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Add the pickled ginger, coriander and lime wedges and enjoy, Eoin!

fresh cauliflower

cauliflower florettes

bowl: rice noodles, cherry tomatoes, coriander and spring onion

Hot and sour soup being poured over

give it a quick stir, and cover

garnish with pickled ginger coriander and lime

NYC Serendipity Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate

22 Feb

About 3 years ago I was in New York City with some friends and we went to Serendipity 3 for their famous frozen hot chocolate. You normally share it with someone special so I thought it would be perfect for a Sunday treat.

You will need:
200g sugar
70g cocoa, powered
50ml hot water
250ml dairy free milk
700-800g ice

Method:
In a bowl, add the sugar, cocoa and hot water and mix until the sugar is dissolved.

In a blender or food processor, add the milk, ice and chocolate mix and blend on high until fully mixed.

Place in a bowl or glass enough for two people to share and two straws! Why not add some dairy free whipped cream too.

Enjoy, Eoin!

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