Have I told you that I like cooking? I mean seriously… 😉 And while most people look at me a little funny when I tell them I am doing a ‘whole30’ I love finding and creating new recipes that are whole30 approved. I’ve said it before and I’m gonna say it again; this lifestyle might not be such a great fit if you don’t like cooking. It could possibly mean you’re stuck eating eggs for the rest of your life. Not a good prospect I would think… But if you like cooking than eating this way is just another fun challenge.
And no I don’t come up with all of the recipes from scratch. I like to get inspired by others too and in this case the original recipe is from an ebook called ‘Levende Lunches’ (in Dutch) and I adapted it slightly since I had some leftover veggies in the fridge that needed to be eaten. And it’s a really great soup so perfect for a lunch or a (very) light dinner. Marjolein (who created the original recipe) likes to take the soup with her for lunch and keeps it in a thermos so it stays warm and can be eaten straight away. Great idea too as eating like this on the go can be a bit of a problem.
I’ve had situations where I forgot to bring food and was forced to survive on an apple as that was the only thing I could find while on the road… Not ideal so planning is important. I’m definitely going to be making this soup again as it’s delicious!
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Broccoli spinach soup
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 medium broccoli, chopped
- 2 sprigs of celery, cut in slices
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped roughly
- 2 tsp tumeric
- 3 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- large handful of chopped (fresh) spinach
- 1 litre of vegetable stock
- 4 bay leaves
- 100 ml coconut milk
- some gardencress
- 1 tsp of hennepseeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- Take a big pot with a thick bottom and put the coconut oil in. As soon as the oil is hot enough add the onions and bake until translucent. Add the garlic and bake for a short while. Add the ground spices and bake until fragrant. Add the celery and broccoli, stir and add the vegetable stock.
- add the bayleaves.
- Bring to the boil and turn down the heat. Let it simmer until the broccoli is cooked (about 10-15 minutes) Add the spinach at the last minute.
- Once cooked, remove the bay leaves and puree the soup
- Serve with a bit of coconut milk, sprinkle with hennepseed and the gardencress