One Soup, Two Ways: Chunky Vegetables and Cream Of Vegetables

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


A splash of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced, or chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 mediums carrots, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
a pinch of (sea) salt
1 cup of tomato puree (I used canned)
1 can of corn, drained
1 liter of chicken broth (Or vegetable broth if you prefer)
1 can of beans (I had pinto beans on hand) drained and rinsed
a pinch of dried herbs like: thym, rosemary, parsley,


For chunky vegetable soup: Heat olive oil over medium low heat in a soup pot (big enough to hold everything you have) and throw in garlic, onions, carrots and celery.
Stir around a bit, add the salt and cover. Let sweat for about 10 minutes.
Add the tomato puree and corn, stir, let cook for a few minutes.
Then add the broth, turn heat up to maximum and bring to a boil.
Add the beans. Season with dried herbs.
For the Cream of Vegetables: Transfer half of the chunky soup into another soup pot.
Whiz everything up with a hand-held blender, or in a blender. Then use a sieve, and "filter" the soup.
Bring back to a boil, add cream, turmeric, curry powder, cayenne pepper and stir well.




I have started a new relationship. Yes, I am in love with a Rebel... Canon Rebel XS.

I bought it yesterday and now I can't put it down. My heart flutters every time I hold it. With each picture taken, it beats a little faster. And with every glance, the butterflies in my tummy go haywire.

Ok, ok, maybe it's not dramatic like that, but pretty close, no joke... So today, I made soup for my Rebel. Vegetable Soup Two Ways. Just to say "Welcome to the family, sit down and have a hearty soup to warm you up. Make yourself at home!" That kind of thing....

And voila. All I'm missing right now is some thick slices of bread, toasted with melted cheese on top.... Hmmmm....

I am going back to my Rebel. Have a great day and Happy Holidays once again!!!!!


6.0 each soup


Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 11:21am


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