OK, OK. I’m going to allow a moment of delusion and say I’m sorry. I know you all have been waiting for a long time, not eating until I got around to posting something for you to make to eat. So…I guess I’ll need to try to find new subscribers, cause there’s no way you’ve survived this blog drought.
I’ve been making food, and sometimes I’ve taken photos of it, but I’ve been avoiding this corner of the internet for unknown reasons. I will post these photos and I will try to remember how I made the food in them over the next couple weeks. ”Promise.”
Word of warning: when it gets cold, I make a lot of blended soups.
Winter Vegetable Soup with Crumbled Pecans
2 sweet potatoes
1 large carrot
1/2 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
Wash and peel your vegetables and apple, and then cut everything to a pretty uniform size. 1/4 inch slices would do just fine. Or chunk it. Your call.
Sweat your chopped onion, garlic, and jalapeno (seeded) in butter for 5-10 min on medium heat, stirring. Add sweet potato, carrot, and apple. Add spices you might like. I added curry powder and turmeric and black pepper and salt. You might want to go to the cumin/chili powder/pepper/salt route? I don’t know. I don’t know you very well. Stir these things around and then add some mild veg stock or just plain water until everything is almost covered. I think it was like…three cups. I forgot to measure for you. But mostly just keep in mind that you’re blending it later so too watery isn’t great, but you can always leave some liquid out of the blending process or just put the blended soup back in the pot to simmer it down (, now).
So, bring your pot to a boil, turn the heat down, cover that sucker, and let things cook. 15 minutes is probably a reasonable time, maybe a little longer. Just waiting for the veggies to be fork tender and ready to blend. I like to taste the soup when it’s still in the blender to check the salt level, etc, as the blender is way better at incorporating extra values of sprinkly things than my arm + spoon.
Dish up, throw some pecans (or walnuts? or blue cheese? or kettle chips?) on there, turn the flash off before you take the last picture your batteries will be alive for (blast!) and enjoy.