I finished off my big bag of moong beans.
I started out by making some moong bean soup with dry beans, frozen corn and artichoke hearts, kale stalks, carrots, and garam masala, kind of based off my Indian-Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup.
Then after I ate it all, I wished I could make more but I was out of most of the ingredients. So I created this super-awesome recipe that I shall call "deconstructed soup."
Deconstructed Moong Bean Soup
Dried moong beans
Optional -- garlic, curry powder, garam masala
Raw broccoli and cauliflower
Cook moong beans until soft, about an hour. Cook longer than you think you should -- they'll get cooked, but then add more water and keep cooking so they really break down and get creamy.
Make a bed of spinach and raw broccoli and cauliflower. Spoon some hot soup on top and sprinkle nutritional yeast.
I actually watered down the soup when I took this picture but I liked it better when it was thicker. I also tried it with cold soup but it tastes better when the soup is hot.
In other news, I cleaned my apartment today and my room is so clean it's weird. Then I went to dinner with my relatives and... they invited me to go to Disneyland with them! I'm so excited! They got a kid's suite with bunk beds and I'm going to stay in the hotel with them on Thursday night and have a sleepover with my 14-year-old cousin. It has been a while since I had a sleepover and I am psyched. heeheehehehehehehehe
Also, I have a cool new raw snack in the dehydrator right now that I'll be bringing with me to Disney and I'll post about soon.
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