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Recipes of Arkadia: Vyacheslav Haereoa’s Easy Creamy Veggie Soup

Recipes of Arkadia: Vyacheslav Haereoa’s Easy Creamy Veggie Soup

Food — growing it, preparing it, eating it — is a central part of life in the Arkadia space colony. Over the next few weeks I’m sharing recipes for some of the food mentioned in the book.

Arkadia isn’t large enough to be able to sustain all crops year round, so its chefs need to be able to improvise based on what is available. This basic soup recipe can be modified nearly endlessly to use different ingredients and create highly varied options.

When Slava Haereoa decided to open a soup cafe, this was the first thing he made. It’s really easy to make, but don’t tell his regular patrons!

Recipes of Arkadia: Vyacheslav Haereoa's Easy Creamy Veggie Soup
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Recipes of Arkadia: Vyacheslav Haereoa's Easy Creamy Veggie Soup
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onion in the oil with salt & pepper, add the garlic.
  2. Add the potatoes, vegetables and stock. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Let it cook until the everything is soft. With a potato masher or stick blender, puree everything until it is creamy.
  4. Add herbs or spices to taste. You can add milk or cream if you want a richer soup.
Recipe Notes

Some good combinations:

  • basil with zucchini (pictured)
  • chiles, coriander and cumin with pumpkin/carrots
  • thyme with broccoli
  • nutmeg with cauliflower
  • mint with peas
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