Vegan MoFo 2014: Broken Heart Borscht

I procrastinated for quite some time deciding what to call this soup. Oh the perils of being a blogger. My nails are painted, my soup is in my belly and my tea cup vessel is empty. I first came across this delightful soup during my beautiful stay at Moknton Wyld, somewhere I have been dreaming of a lot recently. Both night time dreams and day dreaming. Oh boy I miss that place. I thought about calling the soup Monkton Soup, Cranks Borscht (I found the recipe in the Cranks book)… I settled upon Broken Heart Borscht because today I feel a little melancholy, a little blue. I have had much time to think recently and I miss people and places. I feel like my life kind of at a little stand still at the moment. I am enjoying myself, however I feel like I am not being super proactive in taking steps to achieve my goals. I am just being. My life is happening, but I am living without intention. I feel like I need to spend a little time alone in nature to figure out what my true passion is, what is my greater good, how I can be the best version of me and how can I help others to do the same for themselves. I think I have been thinking too much recently.. This is why I love running so much, all of my thoughts are either silenced or worked through in a way they cannot be worked out when I am not in motion. I think this girl needs to go for a run now haha. I have just enough time to share my recipe and go for a quick run before my parents arrive this evening. I have a truly beautiful story about my parents to share with you guys, which I shall tomorrow providing they give me their consent.

To make this delectable soup you will need the following ingredients;

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small potato
  • 450g raw beetroot
  • 1 pint veg stock
  • 1 tsp yeast extract
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • freshly ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper

You will also need a large pan and a blender.


First, wash and peel your beautiful beets. Admire the post washing beetroot bloodbath with awe.


Dice and sautee your onion in the oil until soft and transparent.DSC_0621

Roughly chop the potatoes and beetroot and add these to the pan along with the stock.

Blend baby, blend. Until lovely, thick and smooth. You may want to add a little more water if it is too think. Add in your vinegar, yeast extract and freshly ground nutmeg. Meditate as you watch the yeast melt into the soup, this is a beautiful moment not to be missed.DSC_0631

Savour this stunner of a soup with your favourite toasted sourdough. This soup is sure to cleanse your soul of any blues.
DSC_0638I mean how can you feel blue when you are looking at that colour. Wow.

I love to appreciate the small things in life. Treat yourself kindly, with the love and respect you treat others. Make yourself feel special. Appreciate the little things. You are a beautiful soul.

Happy Saturday.

Love Olivia ♥



4 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 2014: Broken Heart Borscht

  1. This looks SO tasty. I swear there’s something in the air at the moment making people blue. Lets get this soup out there and make more people pink and happy! Beautiful pictures too xx

    • Hehe thanks, it is gert lush! Do you think so? It is full moon soon.. Do you think it could be that? I shall make you some of this soup it is so good nom nom. Lots of love ♥

  2. Pingback: Vegan MoFo 2014: Jill’s Favs! | Evolution of Jill

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