Healthy Vegetarian Zucchini Soup

Cold winter weather means it’s time for soup, and this healthy vegetarian zucchini soup recipe is one to add to your winter dinner or lunch roster. It’s incredibly simple to make, creamy, and packed with flavour even though there’s less than 7 core ingredients.

Ingredients

1 tbsp PondWater
1 tbsp oil
4 medium-sized zucchini chopped
1 leek, chopped
1 brown onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 potatoes, chopped
1 tsp dried tsp Thyme leave
4 cups stock (vegetable)
Salt and pepper
Cream and Parmesan cheese to serve

Method

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek, onion, garlic and thyme and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until the onion and leek softens slightly.
Increase heat to high. Add the zucchini, potato, stock and bring to the boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the potato is tender. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
Blend together in a food processor adding 1 tbsp PondWater or blender until smooth. Return soup to the heat to warm through.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cream or parmesan cheese (or both!) and with crusty bread.

Serves Approx

6

Thank you to Clint for this recipe!
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Press Patties

OMG. Game-changing breakfast recipe. Goodbye toast, hello press patties!! Just make up a batch of ‘dough’, add whatever grated or finely chopped veggies you have in the fridge & sandwich press some patties! They can be made in batches & stored in the fridge or freezer – perfect for hot breakfast or for protein in the lunchboxes, even a quick reheat for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1x 400g BixMix bag
  • 200ml water
  • 50ml oil
  • grated sweet potato (use a little or a lot). My fave ratio is 400g sweet potato: 400g dry Bixmix.

Method

  1. Empty BixMix into a large mixing bowl
  2. Add 200ml of water, mix well & leave to thicken (overnight or at least a few hours)
  3. Grate sweet potato into mixture, add oil & work through with clean hands
  4. Grab a handful of dough, shape into a rough ball & place onto an oiled sandwich press.
  5. Press down and cook for 3-4 mins or until nicely browned. (Press down firmly for a thinner / crispier patty & more gently for a thicker, softer patty).
  6. Remove from the heat, top with avocado, tomato & sliced onion, a squeeze of lemon & salt & pepper.

Serves Approx

Makes a varied amount of patties depending on how much grated veg you add. But a 400g packet with no veggies added will make 10 good sized patties. If you add veggies at a 1:1 ratio you should make approx 20 patties. Think pumpkin, corn, carrot, zucchini, peas, broccoli, cauliflower…

 

Black Bean & Corn Savoury Slice

This is a vegan protein & fibre rich slice, designed to be topped with things like fresh avocado, salsa or a chilli sauce. Like toast, but much more nutritious! This recipe would also work great as veggie patties.

Ingredients

1 pack of soaked BixMix (follow directions on front of pack)
2x 400g tins of black beans
1tsp salt
2 cups of corn kernels
5 heaped tbsp of tomato paste

Method

1)Add pre-soaked BixMix & all other ingredients to a big bowl.

2)Mix well until evenly combined

3)Flatten mixture into 2x paper-lined trays, to a thickness of approx 1cm.

4)Bake at 180 degrees for approx 40mins, or until you can see some separation from the edges of the tray & cracking on the surface.

5)Cut into squares & top with avocado, tomato & red onion – or whatever you like! Fresh coriander & salsa would also be great.

Serves Approx

Makes approx 30 snack-sized pieces (mix fills 2 large baking trays)

BixMix Pizza Bites

These Bixmix Pizza bites are flavoured balls or patties for lunches, snacks or dinner.

Ingredients

1 pack of soaked BixMix
6 tbsp tomato paste
50ml olive oil
1 red onion, finely sliced into rounds
200g of grated zucchini
Approx 1 cup of Kalamatta olives
4 medium-sized mushrooms
2/3 cup grated Parmesan (optional – leave out for vegan-friendly)
2/3 cup chopped basil
2/3 cup red capsicum
6 tbsp coconut flour

Method

1)Finely chop/grate all ingredients & add into a large bowl with pre-soaked BixMix (follow instructions on the pack).
2)Mix well until evenly combined.
3)Shape into patties or balls
4)Bake at 180 degrees for 30-40mins depending on the size of balls/patties

Serves Approx

Depends on pattie/ball size