Tuesday, 12 May 2009

‘beef’ quinoa soup

This is a gluten free reworking of one of Sarah Kirkconnell’s recipes. Like her original it’s hearty fare ideal for cool early spring or late autumn lunches, it's less a soup more a stew in fact. This makes a big portion for one person.

4 dsp unflavoured soya mince
8 dsp cooked and dried quinoa
1/2 beef stock cube (low sodium)
1/2 tomato and herb stock cube
2 tsp dried thyme
half a packet of mixed dried peppers
1 dsp dried onion
1/2 tsp dried garlic
salt/pepper to taste

Add all the dried ingredients to approx 450ml (3/4 pint) of water and bring to the boil stirring. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the veg and mix are reconstituted. Alternatively place pot in cosy and leave for 5 or 10 minutes. Season and serve.


Ingredient notes

I sourced the soya mince from Holland and Barrett, the stock cubes are Kallo, and the dried mixed peppers/dried onion are Whitworths.


Unknown said...

Good work Baz and doesn't look too bad at all.

I've really got to put my dehydrator to good use for the trip in September. Dried food is probably the only way to go with a 5-6 day crossing with no food parcel drops or shops en-route.

baz carter said...

It will save you alot of weight and space.

Andy Howell's got some recipes up on his blog. And it's worth checking out Sarah Kirkconnell's site for dehydrator tips and recipes.