Happiness Is: Hot Soup On A Cold Day
It’s a rainy and cold afternoon here in Toronto and that means it’s perfect to stay indoors and make some soup.It’s the middle of the week and almost closing on the end of this year! A challenging one too! We as a family are all working from home and each one is nestled in their favorite corner of the home and busy with their work!
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with the fact that the weekend just whizzed past with endless food trial’s in my kitchen, shooting and creating content for my social media posts and working on several food assignments all at once, leaving my kitchen with endless flavours and aromas.
My Wednesday’s are perhaps the busiest in the week.It’s the start of my weekly planning of menu’s for home cooked meals or perhaps listing down recipes that I may need to shoot for my Instagram profile or even prepping up for an exciting new blog post.That’s pretty much been my morning today.I also like to go easy on my own lunch and prefer a light and easy meal. It is a great way to detox and load up on some healthy goodness.
All though I’m quite the cautious eater and constantly monitor my calories,its the weekend’s where I do indulge and loose track,almost as though “Calories don’t count on Weekend’s“.Having this soup for lunch was a great way to balance excess indulgences over the weekend.
This afternoon’s lunch was a bowl full of Green Goodness as I like to call it.This is a delicious Pea & Potato Soup with a hint of some Rosemary.
HOW DO YOU BUILD A GOOD SOUP:
- Soup Base: The base for his soup of course is a good stock and the use of some onion and garlic.
- Choose Your Veggies: The flavours of peas and potato are a winning combination. A lot of recipes call for the use of bacon bits in this soup, all though I decided to omit this.
- Aromatics & Spices: Hint of rosemary, pepper,garlic powder
- Garnish: I choose to garnish this with some crumbled Feta and fresh tomatoes for a burst of freshness and vibrancy.It also added a wonderful finish to the soup. I have used some yogurt to the soup to give it a thicker consistency and a dash of tartness that I was looking for. Also a much healthier alternative to using cream,wouldn’t you agree?
- Added Flavors:The Olive oil does wonder’s to the palette.I prefer to enjoy a warm bowl of this soup,however you may even serve this cold if you wish.
This recipe is the perfect definition for comfort soup to keep warm on a cold afternoon and comes together really quite easily.Every spoonful is packed with flavour and very satisfying and best that one can have seconds without feeling guilty!
This soup works well with everyone at home and is great as a family meal.Paired with a garden fresh salad and some lovely warm fresh bread would just make it the perfect accompaniment and a great way to stay warm and comforted.
Recipe Pea & Potato Soup
- 200 grams (frozen peas thawed)
- 1 large Potato (cubed)
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 2-3 pods garlic (finely chopped)
- 500 ml Chicken or Vegetable stock
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Few sprigs of rosemary
- Feta Cheese (Crumbled For garnish)
- Chopped Tomatoes (for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons Yogurt (whisked)
- Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil for a few minutes.
- Add in the potatoes and cubed potatoes next
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add in the stock and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes till the peas and potatoes have cooked.
- Cool and mix well in a blender.
- Add more water to get desired consistency.
- Whisk in the Yogurt.
- Add salt and pepper and garnish with the crumbled feta and chopped tomatoes.
- Serve hot with garlic bread and a garden salad