Todays soup was a Tortilla Soup/Mexican Gumbo. I actually got the idea from Q'doba and had been saying for some time that I would try to make it. Today was the day. My father in law (amazing cook by the way) makes a Chicken chili and before we gave up meat we used to LOVE it. The Tortilla soup somewhat reminds me of his Chicken Chili but not anywhere near as good. I should have used his recipe and left out the chicken. That'll be one of my later recipes.
|Finished meal...told ya there would be fruit today|
|Topped with Vegan Cheese (Daiya)|
The soup consisted of a vegetable/tomato base, black beans, green chili's, rice and corn. It was seasoned with Chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, onion, oregano, cilantro salt and cayenne pepper. Another easy one pot soup/meal. I actually ended up adding a green chili sauce to it that I didn't particularly care for, but that's what I get for always trying to do something that's not called for in the recipe. It was OK. The family liked it and I would do it again...definitely without adding the green chili of course.
I'm not going to pretend I shucked corn, ground corn or soaked beans overnight. I took the easy way out and did canned black beans and the corn that you steam in the bag. I did cut up all the veggies (you know how I love that) and added fresh cilantro. It was a long day and I didn't have the desire to spend hours in the kitchen so I did what would save me the most time.
We did fruit like I promised but I threw in the tortilla chips which is just as bad as doing bread. Lol I only ate a few... but they're really good. Tostitos makes these really good Artisian tortilla chips...we had the black bean but they also have a fire roasted chipotle that I really love as well.
So that was it. Nothing as great as yesterdays soup, which I didn't happen to have for lunch today but tomorrow I'll definitely be having it. Lol.
Happy Humpday people!!!! Enjoy the remainder of your week and Peace and Blessings.