I made this tasty soup to bring some cheer to a rather bleh day.
I melted 2 tablespoons of Earth Balance soy butter in a large pot. I chopped up a large onion, a bunch of scallions, and a lot of garlic (maybe 8-10 cloves?), and sauteed them in the butter, adding them in one at a time in the order listed for optimal cooking times. I chopped two medium-sized potatoes into bite-sized chunks and added them to the pot. I added a cup of urad lentils (also called beluga lentils), a cup of black quinoa, 6 cups of veg broth, about half a can of coconut milk, and a tablespoon each of sage and cumin.. I brought the soup to a boil, then covered it and let it simmer for 30 minutes. I then added about 3/4 cup nutritional yeast, the juice from 2 lemons (maybe about 1/4 cup), and some Bragg’s and some liquid smoke to taste.
It cheered me up a lot. The earthy flavors of the potatoes, lentils, and quinoa worked really well together.