I used to grow sprouts in Mason jars that I would lean top down onto a wooden rack made by my engineer dad. The rack was large enough to hold 4 large jars at a time, and probably sturdy enough for 4 people to stand on. While this was a great system for when I had a decent-sized kitchen, in a condo, I needed something more compact. Last year I discovered the Easy Sprout Sprouter–what a find!
Here is another simple soup, hardly needing a recipe. I love thick soups, in fact, I love all pea soups… must be the Lac Saint-Jean in me! 🙂 Served with homemade bread or, even better, cheezy biscuits, they make a meal in themselves. Perfect for Saturday lunches.
Soupe aux gourganes, a real taste of Lac-Saint Jean! Years ago, my mom and I would shell huge bags of “gourganes” to make soupe aux gourganes, a very filling soup, perfect for chilly winter days. I was thrilled to find gourganes in the frozen foods section at Adonis. These hearty, flavourful beans are also known as fèves des marais, broad beans, wetland beans or fava beans, although I’m not sure that fava bean is an accurate name. These extra large beans turn brown once cooked, and have an almost beefy flavour, perfect with a grilled cheese sandwich.
When I was growing up, Saturday lunches consisted of homemade soup–what am I saying, everything we ate in those days was homemade!–grilled cheese sandwiches and dill pickles. But grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t vegan, you say. Wait, not so fast. together the perfect grilled cheese sandwich using of course my favourite bread, the Original One Bun, to go along with it.
This is one of my favourite cold weather soups. Spice it up with as much ginger as you like and let yourself be warmed from the inside out! Great with freshly baked wholegrain bread, rolls or crackers. This recipe is based on one found in the Vitamix Cookbook!