Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Colorado Dreaming Chowder | Hemp Creamed Spring Onion & Potato Soup

cebollines - mexican spring onions
Vegan Potato Chowder | Hemp foods recipe | Gluten Free Potato Chowder

hemp creamed spring onion & potato soup

My body felt blissfully sore, exhausted, yet inspired by a bluebird day spent snowboarding in perfect March powder. I wanted warmth and comfort. I wanted the deep nourishment that only soup can satisfy. It begins with a confetti dotted mirepoix. It ends with shelled hemp seed cream. Yukon golds bring silky body while white miso adds inches of flavor depth. But this soup is really about Cebollines, mexican spring onions. Cebollines (seh-boh-yee-nehs) are the onion of choice in Pacific Mexican cuisine and are found at Mercados (mexican grocers). They come in bunches and look like big green onions. Their character is bright and fresh. Like springtime. Like high altitude sunshine. Like the permagrin after a Colorado dreaming powder day.

Hemp Creamed Spring Onion & Yukon Gold Soup

The Hemp Cream
Soak ½ c shelled hemp seeds with 1/2c water. 
Let soak a minimum of 2 hours.
Blend on high with:
2T avocado oil
2T white miso
Set aside

The Mirepoix
Cut the following vegetables into a small dice size and saute in medium pot with 1 tablespoon Avocado or Olive oil until onions are glossy:
1 celery stick,
2 carrots, medium sized
1 parsnip, medium sized
2 Cebollinas or 1 Leek
½ red pepper
½ green pepper

8c water, spring or reverse osmosis
4 Yukon Golds, medium sized, diced
1-2t dried basil, garden fresh dried if available*
1-2t dried thyme, garden fresh dried if available*

Let simmer for 30 minutes. Take off heat. Puree half of the soup in blender and then return pureed soup to pot. Place a towel over blender top and hold down when blending. This eliminates hot soup explosions! Add hemp cream and stir soup. The hemp cream curdles at high temperatures so it is important that the heat is turned off while adding it. 

Final touches:
1-2t sea salt, to taste

fresh cracked black pepper
onion greens garnish, finely chopped
sliced avocado

*Dry your own herbs for garden fresh flavor to brighten winter/late spring meals. Pick whole stems of herbs such as basil, thyme, tarragon & oregano. Tie into bunches and hang upside down in dark, dry place. Store in glass mason jars after thoroughly dried.

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