real raw kitchen: RECIPE: african peanut soup

Monday, September 22, 2014

RECIPE: african peanut soup

A magnificent impromptu dish came out of this .. I was starving and randomly saw this recipe online while I was trying (once again) to understand Wordpress. I saw the image and immediately became distracted from whatever DIY tutorial I was trying to understand and began rummaging in my kitchen to create this dish. Needless to say, it was a success.

It was the perfect ending to a pretty perfect day. I just HAVE to share because the photos are spectacular ..

On this (almost) perfect day I woke up and lugged my paddleboard to the beach and spent a couple hours paddling up and down the beach line, watching the surfers catch the rare waves and staring at the jellyfish around me. I stuck my camera into the water and started taking random pictures hoping that at least one would turn out okay. And do you know what I got?





Isn't nature just magnificent??

Then, of course, I snapped a selfie (where I'm ironically wearing a hat for Frasher Farms Duck Club, the Duck Club that provides enviable hunting every duck season .. it's my dad's, what?):


I walked myself and my board back to my home and cleaned myself up, cleaned the house up and then made an enormous papaya smoothie (sorry no pic of THAT). I rode my skateboard to the grocery store, got groceries, rode home and got some work stuff done. 

Then I made this amazing soup, seeking some serious comfort after being exhausted from all the sun and heat today. I slurped it up and then my girlfriend asked me if I wanted to skate around at the beach with her. Of course, I said yes. 




Of course, I fell and got hurt.


So. Today was magnificent. Sun. Salt. Skate. Paddleboard. And a possibly broken arm (it's swollen and I can't move it and I kind of can't stop crying .. but I am also kind of a baby). 

And today also included this delicious dish that really was just supposed to be something quick I whipped up. Take a look and do yourself a favor and make it for yourself.



African Peanut Soup
adapted from Hurry The Food Up

Ingredients 
for the soup:
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • A small handful of peanuts
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 2 t powdered ginger
  • 3-4 T peanut butter
  • 1 T nama shoyu
  • A few dashes sriracha (optional)
for the rice/quinoa/grain:

Instructions
for the soup:
  • Sautee the garlic, onion and carrots in a small pot with maybe a couple tablespoons of olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Once they soften, add the tomato paste and ginger powder and mix well. Allow this to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth and bring to a light boil. Let it all cook together for about 5 more minutes.
  • Add the peanuts and peanut butter. Stir continuously as it thickens. Cook like this for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the nama shoyu and sriracha and stir until incorporated
for the grains:
  • Follow the instructions for your chosen grain and then place the cooked product in a bowl.
  • Pour the soup over and enjoy!

For the more unique ingredients, here is what I used:


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8 comments:

  1. aw hope you are ok sweets! xo

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    1. ps soup looks amazing yum!

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    2. Thanks girl! And yes the soup was amazing .. Even though it's still warm here (and always will be) this soup has inspired more soups for me!!

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  2. so sweet! i am also 60% raw. hi from ahtens greece

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    1. Well, welcome! I dig the 60% ratio, it works really well for me as well :)

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  3. Soup looks amazing!! Also skateboarding and paddleboarding sounds FUN! I do paddle but I haven't tried skating. Though maybe I shouldn't now in case I injure myself too! HA! Feel better

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    1. Thanks! And yes, movement and the potential danger balances out with how much fun and peaceful it is :)

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  4. Hey Marquis! It took me a while to figure out why some people all of a sudden visited our website coming from RealRawKitchen. Somehow I must have overlooked your post,
    Thanks for trying out the soup and I'm super happy you liked it!
    Your pictures of the jellyfish are really cool! Don't they sting?

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