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;)))

Roasted Beet Soup

Hi there people👋 This is my first savoury recipe in a little while, and it’s a really good one;) It’s super easy to make and is delicious both hot and cold, plus I’m sure that it would freeze well in a resealable bag to be heated up later for a school lunch. The colour of this soup is AMAZING, because beets are great at staining pretty much everything that they come in contact with. Pro tip: wear plastic gloves while cutting your beets so that your fingers don’t get too purple😂😂. Here’s the recipe for the soup;)

Roasted Beet Soup

Serves: 2

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large beets, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 a red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cubed beets, sliced red onion, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Place the vegetables onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast until the beets are soft, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. Spoon the roasted veggies into a blender. Add in the garlic, parsley, veggie broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Blend all of the soup ingredients until smooth.
  5. Serve the soup cold, or heat on the stove if preferred.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you like this tasty summer soup! Keep your eyes peeled for my next post on Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Parsley Week: Vegetable Soup

Hi! I’m a bit late in posting this, but I’m going to post Cilantro recipes tomorrow and Wednesday to make up for it. So, Vegetable Soup; a classic, simple dish that is easy to make and totally customizable. I used carrots, cauliflower and kale in my soup, but you can use broccoli, peas, corn, beans, the list goes on and on. When the zucchini in my garden is ready I’m for sure using it in this recipe! Parsley works really well in this soup as a flavour enhancer. I also used some chives just to brighten things up;) Here’s the recipe for my vegetable soup!

Vegetable Soup

Serves: 3-4

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 cups chopped kale (I used Dino)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 L vegetable broth (or 938ml to be exact)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • A few chives, chopped
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Grab a large pot and put enough water in it so that it just covers the bottom. Place over medium heat.
  2. Once the water is hot, put the garlic and onion in the pot and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes. If the water evaporates, add a little bit more.
  3. Add the thyme and stir, cooking for a couple more minutes.
  4. Dump the kale, cauliflower, carrots, broth and salt into the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 25-30 minutes, until the kale is wilted and carrots and cauliflower are soft.
  5. At this point, you can add in the parsley and chives, then simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Enjoy!

So yeah, tomorrow is that start of cilantro week! Hope you liked using parsley;)

Yours Truly,

MuDayIsBooked;)

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Hey peoples! As you may have noticed, I created an instagram account last week, and I’m loving it because it’s very picture-focused. There’s also a great community of healthy-eaters on there, which means there are tons of awesome recipes for me to discover! Anyways, you can follow me on instagram at mydayisbooked_24. I post bullet journal spreads and mini-recipes that you won’t find on my blog.

Back to the topic of today’s post: Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup! This is a creamy, Thai-inspired soup that is easy to make and full of flavour. The sweetness of the carrot and sweet potatoes pairs with all of the spices in it. The way that I made it was pretty spicy, but you can add more or less spice, according to your taste. You’ll also need a blender to make the soup smooth, but you don’t need a fancy one. I used a twenty dollar one, and it worked just fine. Plus, you can totally freeze this in a ziploc and reheat it for a quick meal. Here’s the recipe!

Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large carrots cut into small pieces
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs olive or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tbs dried Basil
  • 1/2 tbs dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbs Cumin
  • 1/2 tbs Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tbs Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne (or more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups organic chicken or veggie broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • Lime wedges and roasted chickpeas (for optional garnish)

Directions:

  1. Cook the onions over medium heat with the oil in a large pot. Once they are translucent (5-7 minutes) add in the minced garlic and all of the spices and cook for about two more minutes.
  2. Next, add the broth, carrots and sweet potatoes into the pot. Bring to a boil, cover and then simmer until the carrots and sweet potatoes are soft, about 40 minutes or so.
  3. Once the vegetables are done cooking, remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool down a little bit. Then, using a ladle, scoop the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. You probably won’t be able to blend all of the soup at once, so transferring the smooth soup into a different pot than the unblended soup might be a good idea, so that you don’t miss any chunks of veggies.
  4. When the soup is smooth, mix in the coconut milk, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with a squeeze of lime juice and roasted chickpeas;)

How simple is that? I hope you enjoy making and eating this recipe! See you next week;)

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked