Broccoli Soup

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Ingredients:

6 cups Vegetable Broth
1 small head broccoli  – 10 broccoli florets
8-10 small thin carrots
2 garlic cloves
salt, pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and peel the carrots and garlic cloves.  Place the vegetables into a baking dish, toss with the olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, until carrots are tender and nicely browned, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, the broccoli cut into florets, and steam them or place into boiling water and boil until broccoli are tender even mushy.

Place the roasted vegetables and cooked broccoli into the blender. Add the vegetable broth and mix well. Place back into a pot and bring to a boil, simmer, uncovered for 10 – 15 minutes over low- medium heat. Taste, adjust seasonings.

ENJOY!!!

Vegetable Soup

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Ingredients:

10 cups water
3 medium size potatoes ( 4 cups diced potatoes)
2 carrots (diced)
4-5 broccoli crowns
4-5 cauliflower crowns
2-3 leaves of cabbage 
2 stalks celery (diced)
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup cut string beans (optional, add together with peas)
3 all spices
6-8 fresh parsley sprigs
6-8 whole black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon bear’s garlic or 1 garlic clove
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt

Instructions:

Wash all the vegetables, peel and dice into a medium-size the carrots, celery, cabbage leaves and potatoes.

In a large pot combine together water, potatoes, carrots, celery, cabbage. Add a whole black pepper, all spices, garlic, parsley, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes and other vegetables are almost tender about 25-30 minutes, stir occasionally. Skim off the foam while cooking. Remove the parsley from the pot.  Add the green peas, cauliflower, and broccoli and cook more about 10 minutes, until all vegetables are soft. At the end, add heavy cream, cook about another 5 minutes. Add salt to taste and more seasoning if needed. Served hot with a piece of bread or a roll.

ENJOY!!!

Vegetable Balls

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Ingredients:

3 cups chickpeas
1 cup cooked millet
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 pressed garlic cloves
6 leaves fresh spinach
1/2 cup cooked diced carrots
2 tablespoons chopped dill
2 eggs
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil + oil to fried
fresh ground black pepper
salt

Instructions:

Wash and soak chickpeas, then cook them until very tender about 2 hours. Meanwhile, cook a millet and carrots. Chop the onion, dill, bell pepper, spinach and cooked carrots. In a medium size skillet saute pressed garlic,onion, bell pepper, spinach over medium heat. Allow them to cool. Drain well and mash the chickpeas. In a large bowl, combine together mashed chickpeas, millet, eggs, salt, pepper and all of the vegetables. Create small balls from the mixture. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and fry balls on all sides until golden brown.

ENJOY!!!