Spicy Coconut BoK Choy Soup with roasted zucchini on flatbread

Today I decided to make a creamy spicy coconut Bok Choy soup on this cold, rainy day in January. I wanted something warm and cozy and easy on the waistline so I turned to this easy recipe. It always makes me feel good on days like this. It is very simple to prepare. It's a recipe that I threw together. It's like an Indian and Chinese fusion. It's very light, healthy and flavorful.

Time: 20 Minutes

2 tbsps. of olive oil

1 chopped small onion

1 chopped big carrot

2sticks of chopped spicy chorizo sausage ( or Tofurky Italian style sausage )

1 bag of Bok Choy (roughly chopped)

1 tsp of chipotle powder ( or chili powder)

1/4 tsp of turmeric

1/2 tsp of chili flakes

1 tsp of garlic

1 tsp of ginger

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 lime

8 to 10 cups of water

salt and pepper to taste

 

On medium-high heat in a big pot, sautee onions in oil until translucent ( to cook faster add a little salt. Salt makes the onions sweat quicker). Then add chopped sausage and cook until slightly caramelized. Add garlic and ginger, while stirring add chipotle powder and turmeric and chili flakes. toast spices for a few seconds then add water.  Bring to boil then add carrots, let cook for 10 minutes. Then add roughly chopped Bok Choy. Boil for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and simmer for 3 minutes.  Once done, squeeze in lime and serve.

 

 

Roasted Zucchini on Flat Bread

Time: 20 mintues

 

1 packaged flat bread ( or pita bread)

1 big yellow diced zucchini

1 diced red pepper

1 half of diced red onion

goat cheese

1 tbsp. olive oil

salt

Place diced onions, zucchini, red peppers on baking tray.  Lightly drizzle veggies with olive oil. Season with salt and bake on 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Tossing veggies every so often. Once done, place a side. Place flat bread on baking tray. Lightly brush the bread with olive oil on both sides.  Bake for 8 minutes....the last couple minutes add goat cheese to slightly warm it. Once done, top with roasted veggies.

Serve with Spicy coconut Bok Choy soup. Enjoy!