Soups Still on! Cold and snow means soups and stews
April 2019… It snowed! winter is so not over. Not only is there snow but it’s cold again. I was all set to bring out delicious and bright spring recipes, and then it snowed.that’s what happens when you get ahead of yourself.
in case you didn’t know I’m Canadian in fact I actually live in the snow belt I guess it shouldn’t be too shocking that it snowed at the beginning of April, but it doesn’t make it any more enjoyable. especially for the fact that I had already started putting winter away, sure that spring was here and we were good and ready for it.
Pantry Challenge – Why We do it!
A pantry challenge is pretty simple. Use what you have. Take a week, month whatever you choose and go through what you already have in your home. Use it all up, get creative I’m have fun with cooking again.
Every new season I do a pantry clean out of common goods I use only in the currently closing out season. This allows me to get pretty seasonal ingredients that I like to stock up on Every season out of my pantry, so I have room for my next season.
I like to buy things like spices and Canned goods balk when they’re on sale or just naturally a really good price and I have some extra cash. I buy a lot of my beans spices herbs even my flowers and noodles in bulk stores. This allows me to get just enough Of certain ingredients for just one season.
This is obviously very specific to my household, but take note of the things you use a lot of every season. This is the best way to figure out your style of pantry cleaning, and it will probably benefit you in the long run as well.
I buy a lot of my beans spices herbs even my flowers and noodles in bulk stores. This allows me to get just enough Of certain ingredients for just one season. This is obviously very specific to my household, but take note of the things you use a lot of every season. This is the best way to figure out your style of pantry cleaning, and it will probably benefit you in the long run as well.
Pantry Challenge = Food bank Challenge
so, because it was cold out and I am still clearing my pantry out of winter Canned goods, herbs and spices.I thought it would be a perfect time to show you a pretty typical soup I used to make when food banks or a part of my regular life.
This is such a simple recipe that I can almost guarantee no matter where you live, if you have a food bank, Food Pantry (whatever your country state city calls them) We will have all of this an abundance.
Black Bean and Tomato Soup
This is by far one of my simpler and more flavorful soups. It has a bit of a kick to it. Depending on how much chili powder you want to put in. But, that’s the beauty of cooking it’s all up to you.
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When it’s cold outside, whether it’s rain or snow. A nice thick bowl of soup is always a great choice. Black bean and tomato soup is delicious and will certainly stick to your ribs and keep you full for a bit.
- 1 28oz can plum tomatoes (I used basil infused can, but plain works just as well)
- 1/2 can of corn
- 1 can of black beans
- 1/2 TBSP Chilli Powder
- Pinch of salt and pepper to taste (optional)
- GREAT GARNISH IDEAS
- vegan sour cream
- Open and dump 1 can of whole tomatoes with their juices into a pot on MED heat
- Add ALL of your spices and thoroughly stir in
- Start breaking up the tomatoes as it comes to a boil.
- Drain and rinse corn and black beans
- Add 1/2 of your corn and 3/4 of the black beans to the boil tomatoes
- Once thoroughly cooked through ( it only takes 1 or 2 mins) get out your immersion blender (a standard blender works just fine as well, but you will need to let the soup cool down first) and blend EVERYTHING.
- Add the remaining black beans and corn (leave a few off if you want to use them as garnish) and cook through.
- Plate up & ENJOY!
* Be careful breaking up whole tomatoes, they tend to have a fair amount of juice on the inside which has been known to splash me a time or two. Which is even worse if it’s hot.
Make sure to tag me on Instagram @thediscountvegan and hashtag #thediscountvegan if you recreate any of these recipes. I love seeing your photos!