Wednesday, January 28, 2009

nourishing soups carnival...

a little inspired by the carnival over at The Nourishing Gourmet, and a little inspired by some yummy organic and seasonal ingredients we got this week, i made the warmest, most comforting soup last night. it started with some idaho potatoes (because that's what we had - i think my favorite yukon gold might have made me happier). i chopped up some jalapenos and onions and sauteed them with the potatoes in a little olive oil.
i love the browned bits in the pan - so much flavor. (oh how i love my le creuset pot...)
adding broth, we simmer this till the potatoes are nice and soft, then use the hand blender to puree.
in a separate skillet, we saute portobello mushrooms and a bit of spicy sausage.
anna adds plenty of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper for flavor in each layer.
these get stirred into the creamy soup.
because we still have beautiful tomatoes, and to add some crunchy contrast, i made a quick salsa to serve with our warm soup.
the tomatoes joined avocado, more jalapeno, a bit of onion and garlic, sea salt, olive oil, and lime juice.
we topped our soup with a bit of sharp cheddar, a scoop of sour cream, and the cool, crunchy, spicy salsa. (and my hubby said we didn't even need the cheese and cream! wow!) warm buttered wholegrain rolls were perfect for scooping the last bits.
of course, eating with the people we love is the best part of all!



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6 comments:

Tami said...

wow!! that looks soooo good. that is what you make when you just"whip" something up!! my "whipping" up is cereal.....

Jill said...

mine is cookie dough! I think you should start taking pictures for cookbooks...Taste of Home or Publix - your pictures are great!

The Ties that Bind Us said...

Yummy! I'd like to jump in that bowl 'o soup and leasurely sip on it. Looks great!

Charissa said...

I LOVE your pictures! The soup looks really yummy! Can't wait to try it!

Brandi said...

Hi! I am new to your blog and this soup looks great! Do you plan to post the recipe with amounts of the ingredients? That's the only way I could make it. :-)

Shelby said...

I LOVE your "food" pictures!! My kids love all the pretty, colorful foods too! Glad to know we are not the only "strange" ones in the food department. Have you tried the raw kale recipe I posted on my Facebook notes?? It is delicious! My kids actually beg for it. I will have to take a picture of it and post on my blog. It is so beautiful and deep, deep green. I love to see them stuffing it in their little mouths! :)