Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Comfort food

I just made this (measurements are estimates because I made it up as I went and didn't measure):

Curried Sweet Potato Chick Pea Soup


  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, Chopped
  • 3 Medium Sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced

in about 2 Tbsp Olive oil, until onions are just starting to turn clear about 5-10 minutes.


  • ½ Jar Rogan Josh Curry sauce (or other tomato based curry cooking sauce).
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • about ½ - 1 cup more tomato based sauce or soup (I used left-overs)
  • 4 Cups vegetable broth
  • about 2 tsp Garam masala
  • about 2 tsp salt
  • more water if needed

Bring to a boil and simmer till vegetables are soft.

Blend half to 2/3 of soup in food processor and return it to the pot.


  • about 1-2 tablespoons Tahini
  • about 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can chick peas

Simmer another few minutes, or longer if desired.

It's really really good -possibly the best soup I've ever made. LOVE it. Adding Tahini to vegetarian/vegan soups is a trick a friend taught me a long time ago -makes the soups wonderfully nutty and creamy, even with just a little bit.

Also just made Mexican rice krispy squares - like the regular ones, but with vanilla, cocoa, and cinnamon added to the marshmallows and margarine before you add the rice krispies.



king d said...

WOW, was this ever good. I have an amazing wife :D

Simply Victoria said...

sounds so yummy, right down to the dessert. d is so spoiled!

Magnificent M said...

have you been consumed by the soup? the "airwaves" have been so quiet... where or where is Stella? I saw a book named stella at a client's house and Streetcar named desire (the real version) was on tv.

my word id is dr loi and for some reason this amuses me. Remind me to tell you who loi is