From Moosewood. I think this is a really tasty soup, well worth hunting down the dried galanga. If you can find fresh lemon grass (lucky you!), feel free to substitute it for the dried. This would probably be good with some broccoli added, too.
This is a nice substitution for beef jerky, as it provides the saltiness and smoky flavor (it has been a long time since I've had real beef jerky, though, so I may not be the best judge). The texture will not be the same, of course, but it is chewy and satisfying. Enjoy!
Yes, they're meatless and lowfat, but they taste good, too. Don't substitute any other type of vinegar for the balsamic...this much regular vinegar on vegetables will just give you pickles, whereas the balsamic makes them taste a little sweet.
I don't know the national origin of zubriac or where I originally got this recipe from, but this is basically a white lasagna with a lot of spinach in it. I'd say that adding some minced garlic wouldn't hurt it, but I like it just the way it is, too.
My mom makes this for most holidays, and I'm always really excited when there are leftovers for me to take home (it doesn't happen very often). It originally called for cream of chicken soup, but she changed it to cream of mushroom for us vegetarians.