Spicy Pinto Bean Soup and Curried Chickpea Patties from 1,000 Vegan Recipes
Monday night we had Hummus Soup again and Tuesday night I decided on Spicy Pinto Bean Soup from 1,000 Vegan Recipes. I've made it before, but it appears I never blogged about it. So hear ya go. The first time I made Spicy Pinto Bean Soup it was, well, a little soupy for my taste. Very good, don't get me wrong, but I like my bean soups a bit thicker and not as broth-y. Since I had the hummus soup on my mind from the night before, I thought I'd add 1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked, just as the hummus soup calls for) to the pinto bean soup. Yes, that is exactly what it needed. Perfect. I love to add more texture and bite while adding more nutrition. It makes me happy. I still had a little time before Rob was due home from work, so I threw together the Curried Chickpea Patties* (also from 1,000 Vegan Recipes) and sliced up some apples with peanut butter on the side. I was rushing off to the gym, so I left supper for the family to eat. Parker decided to eat another bowl or three when I cam home from the gym. Another great soup to make all winter.
*I've posted about the Curried Chickpea Patties before and we obviously love them. I add raw kale to them all the time now and sometimes cooked quinoa. I usually sub half the vital wheat gluten with nutritional yeast and add a bit more curry powder. They are great to play around with to make your own.