Vegetarian Soup ..... as the name implies, this is a very nutritious, healthy fat-free soup and yes it's meatless.
Therefore, it's very suitable for people who are on a vegetarian diet be it due to religious, health reasons or otherwise. On top of that this veggie soup needs very little effort and it's easy to whip up!
This is very refreshing for devotees who are observing a strict vegetarian diet during this Taoist ' Nine Gods Festival' which began on 8th October and will end tomorrow. This festival is celebrated over the first nine days of the ninth moon of the lunar Chinese calender. Devotees will offer lots of joss sticks, incense and red or yellow tortoise buns to these nine dieties, 'Jiu Hwang Yeh' and Hwang means yellow.
According to a myth, the tortoise-shaped buns were made as an offering because a giant tortoise once saved the Nine Emperor Gods when their ship capsized during a storm.
And this is how I made this light, clear soup .......
- 2 sticks corn
- 150 gm lotus root
- 100 gm carrot
- 2 tsp wolfberries
- 5 cups water
- Salt to taste
- Cut up the corn, peel and cut up the lotus root and carrot.
- In a pot, add in 5 cups water, bring to the boil.
- Add in the corn, lotus root and carrot and once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for an hour.
- Add salt to taste and toss in the washed wolfberries, simmer for a minute and turn off heat.
- Serve hot.