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Monday, June 16, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Thai Vege Soup

Don and I just returned from a trip to Calgary where we stayed at his sister Sandy's for a few days. No big uncooking marathon this time around, but I did whip up a raw meal one evening. On the menu was some of my favorites: Cream of Zucchini Soup, Spinach & Cream Pasta Casserole and Strawberry Shortcake. In spite of the short notice, Diana Stoevelaar and Manu managed to join us for the feast. Once again, we had an amazing connection and the evening zoomed right by.

On our return, a strawbale workshop had started at Ashinah and continued over the weekend. The participants got a hands-on experience, working on an addition to one of the already existing buildings.
Between the bunch of them, they had the bale wall up in about 11 hours.

Rysiek proudly showing his crew's handiwork.

Here they're almost finished applying the first coat of adobe. I even got a chance to help out a little too!

It promises to be yet another beauty. I'll make sure to show you the finished building in my upcoming Ashinah post.

But back to food... We did take the opportunity in Calgary to stock up on things we can't easily get locally, such as seaweed, jicama and young coconuts. This has allowed me to make special treats like Raw Food Real World's outstanding Spicy Peanut Coconut Noodles. A definite must try!

Staying with the Thai theme, I also prepared Ocean's Thai Vege Soup which she recently posted on RFC. Sooooooo good! Even Amber - who is visiting right now - enjoyed it and that's saying a lot, as she's generally no big fan of raw soups.

Thai Vege Soup
Posted by Ocean on Raw Freedom Community

1 Orange Pepper
1/2 Tbs. Sea Salt
3 Carrots
3/4 Cup Cashews
4 Radishes
2 Cups warm water
1 Tbs. Curry Powder
3/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tbs. Nama shoyu
1 Tbs. Agave
1/2 Tbs. Jalapeño pepper
1/8 cup green onions

Add everything to a Vita Mix Blender and blend until blended.

Carmella's Notes: I didn't have cashews so I used part young coconut and macadamia nuts. I also replaced the jalapeño with cayenne, and topped the soup with fresh chives and cilantro. Yummy!

Yet another busy week! I'm hoping to crank up the D sometime in the next few days. I'll keep you posted. ;-)

Have a fabulous one!


  1. I've always been curious about the coconut noodle dish in the RFRW book - looks and sounds amazing so while we have easy access to coconuts here they're not always great quality so we ration sometimes. :) Thanks for sharing as I hadn't heard of anyone making that dish and wondered if it would be worth it. Now I know it is! Can't wait. YUM!

  2. Where did Rysiek get his shirt? I love it! - Melissa

  3. Hi Carmella. Just wanted to drop a hello and tell you that I love your blog and will check back often! I've just started getting into eating raw foods so I'm very excited. Your posts have inspired me even more!

  4. Rosie,
    You gotta try this! It's simply amaaaaazing stuff! ;-)

    Hum, I'll have to ask him when he returns from out of town. I'm pretty sure he said he got it in Peru, though.

    Thanks Kerry! You're up for an awesome ride!

    Blessings on your raw journey,

  5. Speaking of coconuts, and that straw building looks amazing btw...my bro who lives in Idaho gets them for .80 cents US...? I live in Washington for crying out loud, we're closer by 700km to the ocean!
    Probably because they really cost $25 cents to begin with. I didn't know that the earth produces 60 billion tonnes of coconuts till recently, so much of it just falls to the ground. Carmella, we need to start the Coconut Club to raise awareness...oh wait, never mind, I just had some superfoods and I get kindof high energy..well, I'll stop writing now...must.stop.writing....lol


  6. All of that is so gorgeous, fun and tasty looking! LOVE that straw bale! Thanks bunches for sharing with us. Wee! :o)