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So easy a Muggle can do it

(For those who haven’t read Harry Potter, a “muggle” is a person who lacks magical ability.)


Red Pepper Magic Soup

(Makes 1 generous serving)

  • 200 grams raw, sliced mushrooms
  • 200 grams red pepper slices
  • Oil, water, or broth for sautéing
  • Milk of choice (I like almond milk)
  • Garlic (I use 1 and 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Salt to taste

Sauté the peppers over high heat in your sautéing-liquid-of-choice, with a dash of salt. After about a minute, add the garlic.  When the peppers are soft, add the mushrooms and a bit more salt.  Stir fry for a few minutes more, then transfer to your food processor, blender, or Magic Bullet.  Add the liquid and blend.  I like to leave some of the mushrooms out of the blender (to be added in after blending, for extra chew).


Speaking of Magic… Harry Potter comes out today.  Anyone else excited?

Published on December 8, 2009

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  1. Sünne says

    Oooooooh, the soup looks really good! If only I had seen the recipe earlier I’d have bought some ‘shrooms! Well, I’ll have Fall’s favourite curry tonight … can’t wait to try it!

  2. Jessica says

    I’m not a Harry Potter fan, but I can understand how it sucks people in…it ended up happening for me with the Twilight series!

    I have mushrooms and red pepper at home – yay!! 🙂

  3. Caroline says

    Hey Katie,
    Not sure if you’re interested in this but I would be really, really interested to know how you and your family ate when in China and Japan/how a Chinese or Japanese family usually eats (if the two aren’t the same). I KNOW it can’t be the same as American Chinese food is!!

    Have you tried Amy’s California Burgers? They’re not as high in protein but they have a wonderful taste of vegetables and bulgur wheat (I think..). Pretty sure they are vegan.


  4. Kiersten says

    I’m a big Harry Potter fan too. Actually, I had no interest in it when it first came out. I’ve read all of the books numerous times and have seen all the movies. I love it!

  5. Jessica says

    Oh, love Harry Potter! The soup sounds sooo good! We woke up to snow this morning and soup is totally on the agenda! 🙂 Of course, now we may need to add a certain movie as well! 😉

    Katie, I have a question about the six extra entries. We’ve already posted about making your homemade fudge babies and blogging about the giveaway. Does that qualify for the extra 6 entries or should we share about another recipe we’ve done? Just curious! Sorry! 🙂

  6. Katie says

    Yessssssss for Harry Potter – I am a fanatic. I even have a cat named Bellatrix – she’s really nasty and likes to scratch people. 🙂

    I may have to make magic soup for dinner!

  7. Ashley says

    Love the Harry Potter reference!! I’ve been a huge fan of all the books and have enjoyed the movies as well.

    I was so excited when the movie came out in theatres because I got tickets (through my boss) to a screening the day before it came out for the public!! It was really excited and my best friend and I enjoyed it far too much and may have cried at least once.

    We actually made someone mad (unitentionally) who was buying tickets. The company who ran the screening were giving out cauldrons full of HP themed candy to those who attended. My friend got one and when we were leaving the theatre someone asked where she had gotten it. We said that we had just attended a screening of the film and gotten it as a parting gift. The girl gave us the DIRTIEST LOOK on earth and then walked away!!

    I probably would have been bummed out too, but at least she was seeing it in less than 24 hours!

  8. Mona says

    hey katie!

    Yum those soups look so delicious. Something about the coldness of winter always makes me crave soup…

    That harry potter cake was so cute!
    oh and I made your brownie batter oatmeal this morning!!!!!! I did the melted banana trick too witch was great.

  9. Mona says

    I am incapable of not having a type
    I meant to say “which was great” not “witch” I need to go back to my fifth grade spelling class.

  10. Cindy says

    I totally got your “muggle” title. Made me laugh. My son got us all wrapped up in the stories…so I’ve read them all and seen all the movies.

    had no idea the next movie was being released.

    I’m off to see about some coconut butter jars.


  11. jqlee says

    I made Magic Soup today because it’s crappy and rainy here. My soup was made of blended broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with some vegetable broth. Not enough taste so I added cumin and chili powder to give it more spice. Delicious Magic Soup!

    Can you please enter me 6 more times so I can win some coconut butter and try more of your delicious recipes! 🙂

  12. Girlonraw says

    Wow your soup is making me H-U-N-G-R-Y! What a great idea for leftovers. I usually don’t ever have many left but I will keep this in mind. Usually when my veggies are on their way out I will put them all in a pot and boil them up into a soup and if there is too much for me to eat I will freeze different portions.

  13. lz says

    Katie, your creations are so innovative. Blended soup, what a clever use of leftovers! Warm soups are so hearty and soothing. Sometimes, when I want something satisfying, I use kabocha puree as a base, throw in some stirfried vegetables, maybe some brown rice, or sometimes I just keep it simple with olive oil, salt, and pepper. So versatile!

  14. kathleen says

    I was so excited to see this harry potter reference. I feel like everyone has forgotten about hp since twilight. NOT ME!!

  15. Jenny says

    is it strange that despite the amaze soup recipe, the main thing I noticed in this post is your nails. They are gorg. girl! I have a bad nail biting habit so I have the hands of a 12 year old boy.

    but I digress…

    the soup is amaze 🙂

  16. Katie says

    I entered the Harry Potter fan base late myself. Only after a friend bought me the first two books and made me promise to read them. Then I was hooked!

  17. Maria says

    Wait, so the movie came out? Because I’m pretty sure the last book came out since I read it 😉 I looove Harry Potter, but I haven’t been keeping up with the movies. Every time I watch one, I get disappointed because they’re not as good as the books.

    Faaaabulous soup idea, Katie! Perfect for this freezing cold weather!

  18. Gaby says

    I’m a proud muggle! I love HP, the books anyways. The movies are entertaining but I haven’t gotten around to seeing the last 2 :X
    So I actually used leftover soup tonight as pasta sauce, does that count? It was actually really really good! I made an amazing split pea soup last night with split peas, adzuki bean flakes, artichoke, onion, mushrooms, and “not beef” broth and topped it with a soy swiss slice.
    Tonight I used the leftovers on top of a giant bowl of spaghetti (still hugging my carbs!) and added a little vegan parm.

  19. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    Just wrote in planner…”Buy Bananas. Make Banana Boat.”

    Love how you cut your veggie burgers in half. Just makes me happy. 🙂

  20. Quix says

    Oooh, ok have a great idea. Tonight is chicken curry night. I will intentionally make too many veggies so I can make some curry soup, that sounds amazing.

    My problem is I rarely ever have leftover veggies because I love to eat ’em! 🙂

  21. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    I woke up at 3 AM thinking to myself “Banana Hammock” NOT “Banana Boat” Hello, type A… 🙂

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