Thank you for your well wishes on my finals :) I just have one left to turn in tomorrow and then I'm D-O-N-E for the semester! Well, almost- I started my new job on campus today and will be training until Friday.
As if I wasn't busy enough already, I seem to have either a horrible head cold or my first case of allergies!
It's my first spring in south-central Illinois and there seem to be more dandelions than blades of grass here...
Whether it's a cold or allergies, my eyes are sore, my nose is stuffed, and my ears feel like they need to pop.
It's also been a bit chilly here for the past few days, so I decided to make a hearty soup to warm me up.
Christin's yummy looking recipe for Vegan Baked Potato Soup.
Unfortunately, I didn't have coconut milk or a crock pot, so I improvised with what I had!
Here's my recipe for Creamy Potato Soup
4 red potatoes, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/2 cup chopped white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
1 TBSP Earth Balance (or other vegan margarine)
2 cups vegetable broth (I use Maggi brand)
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup soy milk
Melt margarine over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Saute until translucent, then add potatoes, carrot, nutritional yeast, and broth. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Let soup cool enough to blend. Transfer soup to a blender in small batches, and add soy milk at this stage. Blend as much or as little as you want!
I blended about 2/3 of my soup and left the rest chunky.
Add chili powder and salt and pepper to taste.
I'll be back on Friday with some fun news!
Do you have any cold remedies or tricks for getting your ears to pop?!