Showing posts with label kale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kale. Show all posts

Monday, December 30, 2013

Savage Kale, Coriander, Lentil and Vegetable Soup

My small vegetable patch which I filled with homegrown vegetables over the Summer is still delivering the goods. With kale at it's post autumny peak and carrots still good in the ground, I decided to throw them all into a soup. With that, I also have some thin coriander plants growing left over from the Summer too. Although thin and barely resembling the coriander herb, they seriously pack a pungent coriander punch!
Kale growing in my garden.

Weedy but powerful coriander, 
So here is a recipe I put together with a base of vegetables and greens fresh from my garden; a kale, coriander, carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash and lentil soup! Or more simply put a Kale and Vegetable soup.
This soup is packed with good stuff, really easy to make and of course super tasty!

  • 1 White Onion
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • Half a Butternut Squash
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3/4 Kale Leaves
  • Bunch of Coriander (or as much as you want)
  • 2 Handfuls of Puy Lentils
  • 2 Handfuls of Red Lentils
  • Vegetable Stock
  • 4 Pints of Water
1. Chop all of the vegetables into to small chunks and put aside.
2. Throw your chopped onion into a pot and sauté until soft.
3. Throw in the rest of the vegetables and sauté for about 10 mins.
4. Add your stock and water and add the lentils.
5. Cook until the vegetables are soft. 
6. Add the chopped Kale and coriander and cook for another 10 mins or until the kale is cooked. 

And some pretty sick looking but tasty soup!

Friday, September 28, 2012


There isn't a dish more Irish and more suited to this time of year than Collcannon! For those of haven't heard of it before, Collcannon consists of mashed potato, ground up Kale and Onion with loads of butter. Seriously yum, satisfying for cold days and most importantly nutritious. Any vegan doesn't really need to be told of the nutritional benefits of Kale. Here is some information anyway:

If you have a food processor, blend the kale up with white onion and mash into mashed potatoes with loads of butter(I use Pure Sun Flower) , salt and pepper and you're done. Taste's great on buttered bread too.