Raw orange pepper and lemongrass soup

Today I had such a fun time spending the day with my son. We were out all day, yet I still managed to stay raw and eat healthy all day. I started my day off with my usual large green juice and packed a young coconut shake, some veggies and fruit with me as I headed out the door.

Veggies to goYum! Red peppers, snap peas andย  radishes

We first headed to our last day of Saturday Morning Discovery at Southwest School of Art. This is a great family program designed to expose children to many different art forms. My son was obsessed with the origami.

origami

After that we headed to the farmers market for lunch and then to The Witte Museum for It’s Not Magic it’s Chemistry! We watched some very exciting chemistry experiments and had a great time.

Chemistry Experiments

By the time we got home we were both ready to relax and have a great dinner. I decided to whip up a nice raw soup and salad for myself and my son wanted chicken nuggets, red peppers and pineapples. I went to my favorite raw food cookbook to search for some recipes.

Ani's Raw Food Kitchen

I decided I wanted to make the Thailand Tom Kha Gai, until I realized I had no more celery left. How did this happen I usually buy 3 bunches of celery a week because it’s part of my daily juice base. Time to go grocery shopping again. I decided to make what I could with the ingredients I had on hand and came up with a nice raw orange pepper lemongrass soup that was really satisfying.

When I make a raw soup I usually start out with either a celery/cucumber base or a a tomato base and just keep adding vegetables until it tastes good. Tonight was not different.

raw soup

Raw orange pepper lemongrass soup

serves 1

1/2 Large orange pepper

1/2 Large cucumber peeled

1/2 Jalapeno

1 small garlic clove crushed

Juice of 1/2 a lime

2 Tablespoons onion

8 cashews

Lemongrass leaves ( about 4)

Kombu broken into pieces

Blend everything except the kombu until smooth. Sprinkle the kombu and serve.

raw pepper lemomgrass soup

The lemongrass is what really makes the soup special. It’s important not to add so much that it over powers the dish and not so little that you are, as Nigella Lawson would say,ย  being apologetic about it. I have my own small plant so I just picked the most tender leaves and blended them into the soup. The kombu adds just the right amount of salt.

I find that when I stay raw all day it’s easier for me to stay balanced and easier for me to plan my meals. Eating raw just simplifies my life.

  • Manar3

    You really inspire me and show that, with a bit of planning, anyone can stay raw

    • Thank you, staying raw keeps my life happy.

  • Manar3

    You really inspire me and show that, with a bit of planning, anyone can stay raw

    • Thank you, staying raw keeps my life happy.

  • you seem to have a wonderful handle on life, as well as the ability to really stay true to your diet. i’ll just draw on your inspiration, and try to minimize the time mine spend on the xbox. keep writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Brian, some days are easier than others.

  • you seem to have a wonderful handle on life, as well as the ability to really stay true to your diet. i’ll just draw on your inspiration, and try to minimize the time mine spend on the xbox. keep writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Brian, some days are easier than others.