Thursday, January 10, 2008

Butternut Soup Bliss

The Chef: Jenny

The Menu: Today Ms. Jenny whipped us up a perfectly thick and rich butternut and potato soup. If the bright yellow hue wasn't enough reason to love this soup on its own, the array of spices Jenny included gave us ample loving ammo. Nutmeg, both dried and fresh rosemary, and the super secret ingredient—roasted nutritional yeast(!)—imparted a distinctly savory flavor. Accompanying our staple soup was a nice side of pumpkin seed and tarragon couscous. And our new favorite starch ever, another variety of French Meadow's rolls, the Sprouted Organic Peasant Rolls with Ezekiel Grains. Just as delectable as their hemp counterparts and unbeatably hot out of the oven, these were devoured with all available haste.

The Goods: After Lisa's fantastic pasta interlude our soup theme was back in action today. Coincidentally (or is it?) the sickies in the group have almost all made complete recoveries. And despite a little rain early this morning, the skies even seem to be clearing. Anyone else have good news to share? We're all ears!

3 comments:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, I think I want a week of soup! I'm surviving on thick, belly warming curries this week.

VeggieGirl said...

oooh, butternut soup?? sounds amazingly comforting. news?? well, my parents just celebrated their wedding anniversary (which I posted a bit about on my blog)... and there's less than two months until I can celebrate my first "veganniversary" :0)

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Well, this lunch certainly makes me wish I could be dining at the VegNews table. I want butternut soup, and tarragon couscous, and anything from French Meadow's (I had one of their bagels once - I think it was a hemp bagel - and it was great)!

I actually do have news! I just got a great new dessert cookbook in the mail yesterday: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky! I'm glad to hear the sickies are better. :)