Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Soup Theme

The final result of Thursday's Potato Leek Soup turned out quite delicious:
 I threw it all in the blender once everything was cooked, but only pulsed a couple of times in order to have it slightly textured.  I made a half batch of the recipe, and will definitely make it again! Yum!

Friday, it was all about Miso Soup:
Don't mind the Tokyo Joe's chopsticks, I found them hanging out in my silverware drawer.  The soup is homemade.

Today, it was the Tomato Coconut Curry Soup with a slightly well done grilled Daiya sandwich.
Folks, don't engage in other activities while your grilled cheese is on the stove. ;)

See you tomorrow, as I prepare to return to work. *Sigh*

10 comments:

  1. Oooh I like the soup theme! They all look great! I like that you pureed the first one a bit... I love that it made it thicker but also has some texture to it. The miso soup looks lovely, I always love your sriracha swirls ;) I also love that bowl!!!!! It is so cute! The grilled cheese still looks really yummy. I'm going to miss hot food so much, ha! I get the whole new year cleanse deal but a 100% raw cleans in the dead of winter seems silly now ha. Maybe the cleanse will help me deal with the cold better! I'll be peeping all of your soups with great envy over the next 21 days :)

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    1. I like soup with a little texture, and my stews chunky. That's probably my only issue with the Tomato soup - the huge chunks of fire roasted tomatoes aren't the most elegant to slurp. I should probably puree that one, too!

      I hear ya on the raw food! Just make sure you are wearing your layers while eating. ;)

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  2. Definitely perfect weather for lots of soup! I love that spoon in the miso picture. Where did you find it? It looks like it would make eating noodly soups much easier.

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    1. The bowl you see with the miso actually came with a spoon, but it wasn't deep enough. I have two of the white ones, and I bought them (and formerly mentioned bowl & spoon) at World Market. They are actually part of the "tasting" collection, which has tiny bowls, plates, and wine glasses for having a "tasting" party. I bought them last year, or at the end of 2012.

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  3. You're really making me want some Soup. Glad the Potato Leek turned out well.

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    1. Cold weather = soup. Although for dinner I had the rest of the chili, and I was glad to see it go. Ha!

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  4. I feel warm just reading this post! Glad the potato leek came out well, its a great classic. I've been having lots of miso lately too- its so perfect for less than pristine veggies :)
    I ordered miso out the other night (after making sure it was fish-free) and was kind of disappointed it wasn't full of stuff!
    tomato curry sounds great, especially with the grilled cheese. Soups and stews and hot tea is all that sounds good lately!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Ha ha! Happy to extend the warmth! :) Homemade soups are always the way to go, I also have been disappointed - too salty, too bland, et al. I made a big batch of the tomato, so I still have a healthy serving or two left, but I am down to one piece of bread - so less Daiya sandwiches for me!

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  5. Great looking potato leek. I'm not sure I've ever had it with carrot in it, but I bet it's great. I like a bit of texture in there too.
    digging the grilled cheese, as always. sometimes its nice to have a bit of a crunch :)

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    1. It has celery in it, too! I know that carrots, celery, and onion make any soup better so I guess the author of this recipe must have thought the same. I think the broth made all the difference. Yum!

      Agreed - a little crunch is good, and in this case. . .a little more! ;)

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