Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Perfect Autumn Soup

As far as weather goes, we haven't had much of a summer here in Santa Cruz. In theory we still have one more day of summer, but it's been feeling like fall for a while now.

To celebrate (yet another!) foggy evening, I made this Quinoa & Corn Chowder from Viva Vegan. Have I ever told you how much I love Viva Vegan?? What an amazing book. This was my first time trying this recipe, and I thought it was amazing. Somehow it was light and filling all at once, and packed with corn, lima beans, potatoes, and great seasoning. The recipe calls for aji paste - which I haven't found anywhere around here, but I looked online and found that I could use Sriracha sauce instead - perfect! As a result, the soup had a nice little kick of spicy heat - all the better to warm us up and stave off the fleece socks for one more night.

13 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful! I'm kinda jealous because I've been drenched in sweat for the past 4 days and would love some fall weather.

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  2. Wow that looks so good! Yes it is starting to get chilly in the mornings here. I am not sure I am quite ready for fall!

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  3. Sounds delicious!

    I've been flagging recipes I want to try in Viva Vegan, and now thanks to your post this one is at the top of my list!

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  4. oh that is looking good! i think saturday is supposed to be it for our summer, so i am stocking up. i've already warned dazee we are gonna be eating a lot of soup.

    xo
    kittee

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  5. I love soup and I love that it's another sign that fall is just around the corner. Like Kittee said, Portland's summer is going to end on Saturday and I'm looking forward to lots of pumpkin and yummy soups. This looks like one I'll have to try. I love anything with quinoa and I'll put Sriracha on just about anything :)

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  6. I love Viva Vegan! Most of the recipes I've made from it have blown my socks off. I haven't tried this recipe yet (I just can't get into quinoa), but maybe I could make it with a different grain... Anyway, it looks beautiful, especially the fresh green onion on top!

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  7. I'd have to agree with you about Vida vegan — great recipes. Have you tried the green onion salsa? So good.

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  8. The soup looks delish! I have been eating a lot of corn chowder lately but I never though to add quinoa. Great idea.

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  9. I definitely under-use Viva Vegan, so this is a great reminder to bring it out again! The soup looks great. :)

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  10. Oh, I love that soup! I haven't made it in so long. We're still having some hot days, but our nights are finally nice and cool.

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  11. Not a fan of fall, but soups like this make it bearable for me

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  12. Why have I never tried this soup before?! It looks great.

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  13. Anonymous4:01 PM

    thanks for the reminder about viva vegan. i just made the seitan-potato tacos this weekend, which you featured awhile back. this soup is definitely one i want to try soon as well.

    jen e.

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