For the last week I have been completely avoiding oils, salt, sugar, spice, sugar and animal products which, as you could imagine, is a huge challenge. I have become quite creative with my cooking and thanks to the abundance of coconuts here in India (that cost around 30c each) I have created quite a lot of delicious new recipes including this one below.
This soup is delicious and tastes like a lot of food I have eaten in Thailand, minus the sugar. I find the coconut broth incredibly soothing. You could play around with different vegetables here - this is what I had on hand and tasted wonderful.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Coconut Water (Approx 3 cups)
1.5 cups of mixed mushrooms sliced (I used oyster & shitake)
1 large Carrot sliced
Fresh Coriander chopped
Fresh Lemon Juice (2 lemons)
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup Cooked Brown Rice (optional)
Bring the coconut water to the boil, then lower the heat and add the mushrooms and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes and take off the stove. Add the coriander and lemon juice. Serve (with rice optional) and eat!
Variations: If you aren’t vegetarian and wanted a stronger flavour I think you could add fish sauce or a splash of tamari