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Simply Asparagus

17 Feb

Hello Friends! Look at that! It’s an actual soup with soup in it! And a delicious and easy one, if I do say so myself. Last week I got a huge package of asparagus at Costco (which is a place where happy things come true, like a bottle of honey the size of your head, but also can be scary, because WHO NEEDS THAT MUCH TOILET PAPER???) and then got really busy and five days later realized if I didn’t cook it it would go to waste. So soup it was. This soup was really simple, very tasty, and made me feel like spring was almost here… one can only hope!

Simply Asparagus

  • Saute 4-6 cloves of garlic in olive oil on low until transluscent
  • Add one chopped medium-sized yellow onion and cook until almost opaque, adding in the grated rind of two lemons (yellow part only)
  • Add in 2-3 regular sized bunches (or one Costco bag) of asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces with the tough ends kept out, and cover, stirring occasionally
  • Once the asparagus is most of the way cooked through, add chicken or vegetable broth and let cook until warm
  • Blend with an immersion or regular blender
  • Add the juice of two lemons, and 1/2-1 cup heavy cream, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Enjoy!

And THAT is why we make soup!

13 Apr

Hello, blog friends. You may have noticed that lately a lot of the posts lately have been kind of like “oh hey there! here’s the recipe! bye!” without further commentary on flavor. Part of that is because we’re busy and yada yada, but another big part of it is that once you start cooking a lot, you just get… you know… good at it. I’m not saying that Mary and I are master chefs, just that most of the time it’s pretty easy to throw something together and have it taste good. And when everything tastes good, it’s hard to write a gushing post about how good a particular thing tastes.

And that, my friends, is why this is a special soup. It looks like some kind of gross gruel, but this is the first soup I’ve had in a long time where I’ve had my first bite and been like, “Woah….. that is a really good soup”. So I made my roomate try it (as I do with most of my soups) and she was all, “That is really good. You could put that in a box and sell it to Whole Foods for like, $8 a cup”. So then I made my coworker try it, and she was also quite pleased… especially few minutes later when she said something along the lines of “that soup is so good it’s like, haunting my taste buds”. I’m not even sure what was so wonderful about it. It’s very similar to our regular refrigerator soup, but just… different! And that, lads and ladles, is why we keep on making soup. Because sometimes it’s not just good for you, but really really good.

Crazy (Delicious) Cauliflower Soup

  • Melt half a stick of butter in a dutch oven or large soup pot on low
  • Saute in about 4 cloves of garlic until translucent, then add in one chopped yellow onion
  • When onion is fragrant, add in 3-4 chopped carrots and 3-4 chopped celery sticks and cook covered
  • Add in one full head (white parts only) of cauliflower, also chopped, and a box of white (or baby bella… or portabella) mushrooms and two bay leaves
  • Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the way cooked, then cover with chicken broth and simmer for another 15 minutes
  • Remove bay leaves to blend, then add 3-4 generous shakes of nutmeg, juice from one lemon and (if you’re me) another half stick of butter
  • Enjoy!