Cauliflower Soup

Hello there! Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables, and this super easy to make soup highlights it perfectly. It’s a medley of onion, celery, roasted garlic and of course, cauliflower, that is blended until smooth and delicious. This soup is freezable and makes a great lunch or light dinner. Enjoy;)

Cauliflower Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, left in the skins
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • Pinch of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the chopped cauliflower on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Toss it with 1 tbsp of the olive oil.
  3. Wrap the garlic cloves in some tinfoil and place the little packet on the sheet pan with the cauliflower. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. While the veggies are roasting, heat the other tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add in the onion and celery, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in the water, Rosemary, parsley, and chilli flakes, then bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat so that the mixture comes down to a simmer, then cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Once the veggies are done roasting and the broth is done simmering, add the cauliflower into a blender along with the contents of the pot. When the garlic packet has cooled, remove the cloves from their skins and add them to the blender as well. Season the soup generously with salt and pepper, then blend until smooth.
  7. Enjoy!!

Hope you like this soup! It’s definitely one of my new favourites;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Easy Guacamole

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I find guacamole super addictive! I love it in bowls, wraps salads, and with veggies or crackers. This guacamole is super easy to make; it requires no blender and simple ingredients. It also tastes delicious! I used it in the Burritos I made yesterday😍😍 Enjoy!

Easy Guacamole

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 a tomato, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and mash it in a bowl, until the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Enjoy!

There you go! A super simple Sunday recipe that’s great for meal prep. Have a great week!

Your Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Stuffed Mushrooms

Hi guys! I’m back at school again, and back to making lunches. On my Instagram story you can see what I’m eating for lunch each day, which will hopefully give you some inspiration. I’d also like to do some more lunch recipes in the future;)

Today, however, I’d like to feature one of my favourite veggies: Mushrooms!! I love mushrooms so much- they have a great earthy and deep flavour that is rich and delicious. They’re great any way you prepare them; sautéed, roasted, fried, or even raw with some hummus! I have a tasty stuffed mushroom recipe for you guys that also packs in some protein because it uses soft tofu in the stuffing. If you’re new to using tofu or would like to learn more about it, I give sort of the run down on this soy protein in my previous post, Soy Marinated Tofu.

From the sautéed onion to the splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme, everything about these mushrooms screams homey deliciousness! Hope you enjoy;)))

Stuffed Mushrooms

Serves: 3-4

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 of a large onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 12 medium sized white mushrooms
  • 1 tsp dried Thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp ground thyme)
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 block (85g) soft tofu
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems by gently pulling them out. Set the mushroom caps aside and dice the stems.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the soft tofu until it resembles cottage cheese. Set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add in the garlic and mushroom stems, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and add in the thyme. Let the mixture cook for about 4 more minutes, until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  5. Add in the soft tofu and stir, combining all of the ingredients before letting them cook for an additional 4 minutes, then remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Place the hollow mushroom caps on a parchment lined baking sheet. Scoop about a teaspoon of filling into each.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!!

Have a great week everyone!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

Roasted Tomato Soup

Hi there! Nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of soup. Ok I guess a scoop of peanut butter hits the spot too, but in the winter I could eat soup all day, and tomato soup is one of my favourites. This recipe uses roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions to pack in the flavour, and blending everything at the end creates a smooth texture that is to die for! There’s no broth in this soup either- just tomato upon tomato upon tomato, which is the way it should be. Hope you enjoy this delicious classic!😊😊

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 a white or yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves of garlic, left in the skins
  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the halved tomatoes and wedges of onions on a parchment lined baking sheet and toss in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Place the garlic cloves on a small section of tin foil, toss in the tsp of olive oil and wrap up tightly, placing the package on the pan. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and the onions are slightly charred.
  3. In a large pot, combine the roasted tomatoes, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and more salt and pepper. Wait until the tinfoil has cooled off before removing the garlic cloves from the packet and their skins to add them to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and scoop the contents of the pot into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Hope that the last week leading up to Christmas is a great one! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

French Onion Soup

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love French onion soup! I used to order it at every restaurant and even got to try some in Paris;) It’s one of my favourite soups to eat in the winter since it’s so rich. Over the weekend I developed a delicious recipe for it that’s Vegan and uses healthy ingredients. It tastes AMAZING and is really easy to make. You just need to make sure that the onions get super caramelized to lend a good depth of flavour. Here’s the recipe!

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook until soft, brown and caramelized. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  2. Once the onions are cooked, add in the water, garlic, thyme, rosemary and soy sauce. Cook together for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop into bowls and enjoy with sprouted grain bread for dipping!

I’m going to make this soup again when it starts to snow… it’s the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with! Have a great week everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))