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text 2017-03-05 19:39
Sunday Soup

There may be something in the air tonight because it's not just Whiskey who has had a craving for soup today. 

 

I met up with a friend for gelato earlier - apparently meeting for gelato on Sunday is becoming a thing - she was talking about soup she made earlier today. What can I say, soup's been on my mind for the rest of the afternoon....

 

So, here is what I ended up with: I just wanted something easy and filling, that I could make with ingredients that I already had at home. 

 

I roasted some sweetcorn with smoked paprika for a bit, then added it to other veg (celery, onion, carrot, a red pepper, and a potato). Let it boil with a bay leaf, salt, black pepper, rosemary for a bit, then blitzed it. 

 

 

The smoky goodness of the soup goes nicely with some cheesy topping. 

My sides are slices of bread topped with humus. 

 

It's a really simple soup, but I'm loving it.

 

Happy (Soup) Sunday All!

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text 2017-03-05 18:00
Sunday, We Soup!

I feel like I'm finally back to 100% after my bout with the flu but I still wanted something that was quick and easy to make. With that desire in mind and my love of shrimp, I decided on this recipe:

 

 

 

 

 

Since I live in a landlocked state, I must unthaw my shrimp. So envious of you fresh seafooders.

 

 

There really isn't a lot to this soup and I don't add the onion but you'll see my extra lemon because, garnish!

 

 

 

Doesn't look the most appetizing but hang in there, folks.

 

 

Start licking your chops, pescetarians!

 

 

 

I don't usually add parsley when it calls for it, because meh, but I would suggest it for this soup, did add a little something to it. 

 

 

The recipe calls for a "pinch" of red pepper flakes, I added a teaspoon because I'm a wild child. With the extra squeezed lemon juice, this had a very pleasing flavor. I liked my other shrimp soup better but for how easy this was to make, you can't beat it :)

 

Show me your soups!

 

 

 

 
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text 2017-02-06 23:33
Sunday, Errr, Monday, We Soup!

I missed my Sunday soup post yesterday because of the Super Bowl (Boo, Patriots) but put down your pitchforks, I have not abandoned ye'! I'm souping tonight and you are all invited!

 
Now if the name hasn't alerted you, you are going to want to like avocados for this one.
 
 
 
Behold! Thy bounty of avocados! And cilantro, green onions, and limes. BUT most importantly, AVOCADOS.
 
 
Slab of skinless chicken breast. Don't worry no nipple, FCC should let me be.
 
 
My shredded up chicken always brings the paws to the yard.
 
 
There's not a lot to this soup, but it makes it easier to make :)
 
 
Toppings. $2 tortilla chips, I run a classy joint.
 
 
Finished product. This said it made about 6 servings. I'm calling shenanigans on that. I'd say 2 to a very orphanage 4. I've also never met a serving size that could respect my hunger, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. 
If you laugh in the face of serving sizes like moi, I'd say you could get away two avocados, unless you have avocado running through your bloodstream. My bowl was packed. This was super good, buy the extra lime for extra lime-y topping, makes it taste even better. This would also be a wonderful summer soup, if you're into that sort of thing, which you totally should be. 
 
Don't be shy, show me your soups!
 
 
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text 2017-01-29 21:40
A Huddle of Pirates and ... Sunday Soup.

A "Huddle of Pirates"???

 

Yeah, I should explain that. Probably. Of course, if you'd rather keep that mental image, feel free to skip the next paragraph. 

 

This weekend was the first in a while where I had the time and energy to make plans with friends and do something fun, so I met up with friends for coffees and last night went to the see the local ice hockey team get beat. They deserved it. I'm not their biggest fan, but the other team were just better. Also, the other team has a better name and it includes the word Pirates. No way would I root for another team! :D

 

So, from our seats right behind one of the goals, we saw them huddle. It was fun. The friend I went with plays ice hockey and she was able to explain things to me. I'm sure she explained the same things to me last year, but I have no memory for the rules. Also, I wanted every opportunity I could get to suggest that the start of the game should be called the "puck off". It's a much better name. I think it will catch on. At least, I will make every effort to promote the term "puck off" as the new legit hockey phrase.

 

 

I'm sure others have thought of it before me, but anyway.

 

In other news, today is Sunday and I have made soup. I apologise for the distinct lack of Sunday Soup posts, but I just haven't felt inspired to experiment with cooking much - and in my case cooking is pretty much experimenting. What I said about memorising rules pretty much also applies to following recipes - it's just such an alien concept to me. (Or my mom. Or, come to think of it, my gran.)

 

After several simple veg and pasta combinations, I wanted to make something different. My first attempt didn't quite turn out, or turn into anything tasty really, so I didn't count it as a Sunday Soup endeavour. Never mind.

Then a couple of weeks ago, I came across a great vegan food blog that featured a soup I haven't had in years - solyanka.

It's a Russian soup with a nice balance of sweet and sour. It's usually using left-over veg and meat,  lemon, and a dollop of sour cream. The recipe I found is vegan (recipe here) but I changed it slightly to add some white cabbage, veggie "meat" chunks, and greek-style yogurt instead of the sunflower sour cream.

 

And this is what it looked like:

 

 

It was delicious.

 

Happy Sunday, All!

 

BT

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text 2017-01-02 03:33
A Souper Sunday

I've really enjoyed Soup Sunday posts by Whiskey and BrokenTune and a couple other Booklikers that I've seen during my intermittent visits in December. My big little guy was feeling under the weather this weekend, and by his request I made Chicken and Dumplings for dinner...that's a soup, right?

 

I thought I'd share since today is conveniently Sunday!

 

This is a version of  Ree Drummond's Chicken and Dumplings. Pardon the bad overhead lighting and glare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was after I'd taken a couple dumplings out of the pot to get the kids servings cooling, otherwise the pot is stocked as full as it can be with the good stuff. Part of the recipe that I don't stick to is the dumpling. I've tried hers and we all hated them. It could be that I didn't finesse them correctly, but I thought they were horribly dense and tough. I like a hearty sized, but fluffy and light on the inside when you cut into it, dumpling.

 

 

 

So, I use Bisquick. I find it to be the easiest to use and it gives me a reliable result every time.

 

This is the last evening that I have with my sister who stays with me through the holidays, and she noted that dinner was like a 'warm hug'. I'd call Souper Sunday a success!

 

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