Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or a meat-eater open to being more conscious of the health of yourself and fellow beings, you’ll find eating healthy is fun and easy. It is simply taking one day of the week to consciously eat foods that do not contain meat or meat products.

To make it even easier, I’m sharing this recipe with you today to tantalize your taste buds. Don’t worry if you don’t have a dehydrator, you can easily use your stovetop as an alternative.

Photograph by Russell James

I created this recipe a project while training at Matthew Kenney OKC Academy and it earned me the nickname Spicegirl.  Some comments received from my peers:  “It kicked my butt…and I loved it!”  “It’s making my eyeballs sweat.  The sign of a great dish!”   So, consider yourself warned, it’s a spicy dish.  If you are ready to add some spice in your life, read on.

Spicy Thai Soup

Vegetable Stock:

2 carrots, juiced

½ golden beetroot, juiced

¼ red onion, juiced

8 stalks celery, juiced

2 tsp lemongrass juice

2 tsp lime juice

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 large sprig of basil (approx. 8 leaves)

2-3 sprigs of cilantro

Combine the juiced vegetables in a bowl and add the red chilli, basil and cilantro.

Dehydrate for 2 hours at 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

In another bowl, combine the following:

1 red bell pepper, julienned

10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 cup broccoli florets, chopped

3 cups shitake mushrooms , sliced

1 red chilli pepper, finely chopped

Marinate the vegetables in the following:

½ cup Olive oil (or enough to coat the vegetables)

2T lime juice

2tsp salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 T coconut aminos

6 basil leaves, chiffonade

2 tsp cilantro, minced

½ tsp ginger, minced

Place bowl in dehydrator for 2-3 hours

Remove basil and cilantro sprigs from stock and add:

¼ cup coconut milk

½ tsp coconut sugar

½ tsp lime juice

1 tsp coco aminos

Add dehydrated vegetables, stir and dehydrate for 1 hour

Top with minced cilantro

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