Today has been a pretty lazy day for me, but I thought I would blog about my lunch. I remembered that I had bought a random array of things last week when I made curry, and had many left over ingredients which I thought would lend themselves nicely to some soup. Isn't soup just the best? Espeically this time of year. Ordinarily I wouldn't have pureed it, but I was inspired by all the terrific soups the chef and souschef at Sydney's make so I decided to give it a whirl (get it, a whirl? You know, like in the blender!).
Camille's Left Over Veggie
Pureed Vegetable Soup
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
A couple tablespoons of Olive Oil
4 small potatoes, cut into chunks (I boiled them for 10 minutes so they would cook faster in the soup)
3 or 4 carrots chopped
3 cups of broccoli, chopped
3 cups of kale, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
1 can of chopped tomatoes, drained
1 can of corn, drained
So first thing, get a big pot, throw in the olive oil, onions, garlic and few pinches of salt over medium heat until the onions are translucentish, like 5 minutes or so.
Then, add your cooked potatoes, carrots, broccoli and kale, and cook that for about 5 minutes more. Next, add your vegetable broth, heat to boiling, and then reduce to simmer. Let that simmer for like 20 minutes, or until the veggies are nice and cooked up. Now add your can of tomatoes and corn. I used canned simply because that was what I had, but if you have freshies, you could probably use those, but that canned veggies work just fine here. Let that simmer another 5 minutes or 10 minutes, and then using a blender or food processor, puree. I found that it was easy to spoon the soup into the blender with a ladle, blend, and repeat until I got all of the soup pureed, since I don't have a food processor or blender large enough to handle the entire soup at once. Now you can return your soup to the pot, and serve it with a garnish of pepper and parsley to taste (I accidentally bought flat leaf parsley last week instead of cilantro so I had some around, but if you don't you could use dried).
And that's pretty much it. Yay. I think I just literally wrote my first recipe. :) I've done a lot of recipes, but this is the first time I've written one down.
In other news I just got a call from the apartment manager and we are approved for our apartment. Boo yeah! We can move in tomorrow. I'm so excited. Good times.