Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Days 6 and 7

Day 6: Dinner


Don't let the fact that my husband described this original recipe as "not as bad as expected" and "edible" deter you. I thought it was a delicious, easy, and healthy vegan soup.

Aduki Bean, Rainbow Swiss Chard, and Wild Rice Miso Soup
3 cups vegetable broth
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, diced
5-6 leafs and stems, rainbow Swiss chard, sliced into one-inch strips
1 can adzuki beans, rinsed
Wild rice, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons brown rice miso
Nori sheet (optional)
Olive oil

Saute onions and carrots in small amount of olive oil.
Add onions, carrot, rinsed beans, and cooked wild rice to vegetable broth. Heat over medium-high until carrot is tender (about ten minutes)
Add Swiss chard and simmer lightly until tender (around ten minutes)
In a separate bowl, dissolve miso in a few tablespoons of the hot broth. Reduce heat and then add to soup, taking care not to boil the miso.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Snip pieces of nori on top of soup to garnish, if desired. 

Day 7: Button

Can I also title this: "buttons I hope never to push"?