Zucchini Soup

When I told my bf in an exited voice we were going to have cream zucchini soup, he asked me several times to leave this idea. But I decided to let it go and it turned out amazing – I would never think zucchini can give such rich taste to a soup! But it is very important to bake the garlic before you use it, otherwise the dish looses a lot of flavor. You can do it in advance, wen you bake something.
Time of preparation: 30 minutes    Difficulty: Easy
  • One whole garlic
  • Zucchini_______4 small
  • Potatoes_______3 small
  • Vegetable Broth_3-4 cups
  • Onion_________1
  • Butter________1 tablespoon
  • Oil___________1 tablespoon
  • Cream_________200 ml
  • Salt,Pepper

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Kidney Beans Soup

My favorite taste of the home

My favorite taste of the home

As I promised, I start cycle of the posts which can be called “back to USSR” or something likewise silly. Indeed, I  am Russian, and my kitchen is more cold weather oriented. You won’t really cook a soup in Italy during the summer. As well as you can’t find some necessary ingredients, like beetroots. UK in this sense (and only in this one :P) is more favorable, so I will share several vegetarian/vegan recipes from my native culture.
The first course in Russian tradition is always a soup, and average family has a range of 25-30 soups in their cookbook. There are of cause some standards, but what influences recipe the most is the way your parents cooked it. I never ate exactly the same soup in different houses, people are very good to adjust the basics to their taste.
Kidney beans soup is vegan, very simple, and without doubts my favorite.
Time of preparation: 60 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Beans_____1,5 cups
  • Carrots_____2
  • Onion_____1
  • Soya sauce 
  • Tomato_____1

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Turkish Lentils Soup


The lentils soup is a typical dish of Turkish cuisine; it is almost impossible to imagine lunch without it.

Time of preparation: 35 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Red Lentils_______150 grams
  • Onion____________1
  • Garlic____________3 cloves
  • Vinegar__________ 1 tablespoon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Broth____________1,5 liters
  • Sweet Red Paprika_ 1 teaspoon
  • Curcuma__________1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Seeds___ ½ teaspoon
  • Carrot____________1
  • Red Pepper_______ 1
  • Butter____________20-30 grams
  • Sweet Red Paprika_ 1 teaspoon
  • Flour_____________ 1 tablespoon
For serving: Natural yoghurt and lemon juice

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