Fresh Tortilla Soup

Fellow Vegan

That’s Cedric,  munching on a lettuce leaf.

Meanwhile,  this is what us humans had for dinner:   Fresh tortilla soup,  cole slaw and orange poppy seed cake.    I threw the soup together at the spur of the moment.  I had a baggie of cooked pinto beans in the freezer and half a dozen tomatoes in the garden.  Here’s the recipe,  if you want to call it that:

Fresh Tortilla Soup
5  or 6   ripe tomatoes
2 cups of water
2 or 3 cloves of peeled garlic
2 cups of cooked pinto beans
Some soy chorizo to taste.  (This will serve as the flavoring agent)
4 or 5 corn tortillas  (non GMO if possible)
A chopped onion
A handful of chopped cilantro
An avocado
Salt

Ok,  wash the tomatoes and throw them in the blender with the garlic and the water and whiz it around till it’s smooth.
Put it in a pot and add all the other ingredients except the tortillas, the  avocado and the cilantro.
Just bring it to the boil,  enough to cook the soy chorizo,  which I am not even sure requires cooking,  but just in case.
Cut the tortillas into strips and add to the soup.
Cook a little longer to soften the tortillas but you don’t want them to disintegrate.
Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with sliced avocado and chopped cilantro.

Tomorrow I’ll give the recipe for the orange poppy seed cake we had tonight.

This is Day 3  of VeganMoFo and NaNoWriMo.

Today the Church remembers the monk Ilarion the Great.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vegan Wheekers
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 21:16:44

    Oh my gosh, I found another vegan blogger with guinea pigs! Hi Cedric! My Wheekers send their greetings and a carrot. 🙂

  2. Xenia
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 21:42:46

    Aren’t guinea pigs the sweetest little animals? 🙂

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