Red Coconut Curry Veggie Soup

This dish should be saved for an afternoon of cooking, shopping, and errands. You’ll need the crock pot for the first half and a food processor and a large soup pot for the second half. You can use chicken to make the stock or simply rely on the flavors of the lemongrass and spices!

6 chicken legs (optional)

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Shan Vegetable Curry Seasoning (

4 -5 pieces of 6 inch lemongrass
2 tbsp green tea
3 tbsp diced ginger
3 chilli peppers (I used one red and two green)

Peeled and Chopped

1 can chic peas
1 can coconut milk
2 cups stock additional (I would recommend chicken or vegetable stock)
5 cups assorted veggies

  • Kale
  • Broccoli

Salt, pepper to taste

Put lemongrass and green tea in a coffee filter. Wrap it in twine and tie tightly. place in the crock pot. Add curry paste, shan veggie curry seasoning. Chopped squash, carrots, and potatoes. Add chicken legs and chic peas. Fill crock pot with water. Cook on high 4-6hours.

Remove chicken legs from crock pot. Remove half of the contents from the crock pot and put in the food processor. Add a can of coconut milk and blend.*Transfer the coconut milk mixture and the remaining contents of the crock pot into a larger soup pot. This gives a good mix of creamy and chunky textures. Add additional stock for desired soup thickness.


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Red Coconut Curry Veggie Soup served with an Atwater’s Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit

Pull chicken from the bone (or leave whole and serve in soup bowls later) and add chicken, kale, and broccoli to the soup. Bring to medium boil and simmer until kale begins to soften. Serve immediately. I had mine with an Atwater’s Cheddar Buttermilk biscuit. Enjoy! This pot probably makes 12-15 servings. Don’t be afraid to cut it in half. I usually freeze half of my soup and take it to work for yummy leftovers!

*Coconut milk in a can is high in fat. I scooped half of the cream out of the can. You can also use 2 cups of Silk or Blue Diamond coconut milk. I have done it both ways and I like the flavor of the canned milk but prefer the nutrients of the other milk. Your choice. They are both delicious!

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January 7, 2013
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Coconut Curry Veggie Soup

Coconut Curry Veggie Soup
     video and recipe

2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves sauteed garlic
1.5 tbps Veggie Curry Seasoning (
4 cups White Sauce (Healthy White Sauce Alternative (White Beans and Cauliflower))
2 Cups Coconut Milk (I used Silk Vanilla in the video. The vanilla adds a hint of sweetness. Newer version have used the original flavor. I have    also used a can of cocounut milk. Don’t be afraid to experiment.)
2 cups stock (I would recommend chicken or vegetable stock) In the video, I use my homemade recipe!
1 cup each of assorted veggies.
Diced Mushroom
Chopped Kale
Shredded carrot
Salt, pepper to taste

Here is a short video of the early preparation stages! Coconut Curry Veggie Soup

If I had to do it over, I would prepare it this way.

Heat olive oil in a medium sized soup pot. Add garlic and Shan seasonings. Add white sauce, coconut milk. You can play with different liquid ratios. Bring to a medium boil. Add all veggies but spinach. Some folks might want to saute their mushrooms. Simmer until kale begins to soften, approximately 7-10 minutes. Spinach only takes a minute or two to wilt and can be added at the end. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

I’ve considered doing different versions of the soup. I would add seafood, like Tilapia, Shrimp, mussels, or crab. I’ve also done a red version with a root vegetable puree. Gotta love the food processor. I’ll post that one soon 🙂

Dinner music? Wide Open Spaces – QueenEarth (Acoustic Cover)

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January 5, 2013
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Raw Pepper & Curry Soup

  • 1 1/2  Red and/or Yellow peppers
  • 1 Lt  Coconut water (or as much as you want depending on how creamy you like the soup. You can use regular water if you can´t get the coconut one).
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 apple
  • basil
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 green onion
  • curry powder (as much as you want!)
  • salt and pepper
    Blend all ingredients until smooth and that´s  it!

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    Raw Pepper-Curry Soup

April 7, 2011
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Carrot ginger white bean soup


This soup was a mashup of the broccoli and white bean soup and a carrot/ginger soup seen at Atwater’s in Catonsville.


10 large carrots, peeled or scrubbed and sectioned into large pieces
1-2 carrots grated or peeled (see picture) for garnish
5+ mushroom, chopped (for garnish)
1/2 C diced leek
5 cloves garlic
1/4-1/2 C chopped fresh ginger (you don’t really need to chop it too much, because it will be blended)
1 large or 2 x 15 oz cans of Canellini or other white beans (low sodium/drained)
Chicken stock or Vegetable stock – low sodium  (about 16 oz)
1 Tbsp oil (olive oil/grapeseed/whatever)

Salt, pepper, ground cloves, turmeric, paprika
Handful of fresh basil/Thai basil (or any other fresh herb)

Add leek and garlic to a large pot with the oil and saute for several minutes.
Add carrot, ginger, and stock.
Add as much water as needed to cover the carrots.
Cook until carrots are soft, adding the beans at some point and seasoning to taste.

Once carrots are soft, transfer the soup in batches to a food processor or blender, blending until mostly smooth.
Transfer the soup back to the pot.

In a separate pan, saute the mushrooms and shredded carrot for a few minutes in butter or oil.

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Mushrooms and shredded carrot garnish

Dish soup into bowls and garnish with mushrooms, shredded carrots, and fresh herbs (here: Thai basil)

Don’t ever underestimate the power of fresh herbs in adding flavor to your dishes.  It really makes a difference!

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Ginger carrot white bean soup garnished with Thai basil and mushroom

Goes great as a soup-and-sandwich lunch or dinner!

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soup with a tuna salad and roasted veggie and tuna salad sandwich

March 30, 2011
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