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

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:

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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  1. aw hope you are ok sweets! xo

    1. ps soup looks amazing yum!

    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!!

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

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

  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

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

  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?

  5. They highlight limited widths in the 27" to 30" territory, have pointed nose profiles, and pulled in tails.


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