Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Main Ingredient is: LOVE

A few weeks ago my mom was sick and I really didn't know what to do in terms of food. The kitchen and I are no strangers but we're not like best friends or anything. 

I have to be in the mood to cook. Music playing, dancing about with the right ingredients, unrestrained to work my magic... that's the way uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it. There is also this thing called "time." I don't have a lot of it to devote to cooking, but that week, boy oh boy was I quite the little chef. 

Ok calling myself a "chef" is stretching it, but I did good by my sick-y mom. Since the season calls for soup, I wanted to share one of two quickie soup recipes that I tried, and loved, that were really manageable for this time-challenged non-chef. 

The catch - you need a blender!! And you know I got my blender.

 Pea Soup

The soup was quite yummy. The only difference is that I added garlic (because I love garlic) and I skipped the yogurt. It was very good and my mom totally loved it. Why? Besides being a good recipe, I poured my heart into it. Whether you're a novice or a culinary genius, the energy you put into the food really makes a difference. 

"Peas" enjoy your soup!! (LOL cheesy incorrect spelling intended!)

P.S.Once I find the two Carrot Ginger Soup recipes that I combined I will share that with you too!!!