Monday, April 9

Caldo Verde

This is apparently a traditional Portugese soup, although I have no idea how authentic this particular recipe is. This recipe is another one from Bryanna Clark Grogan's book, 20 Minutes To Dinner. It's a flovourful, nutrient dense, potato and kale soup.

I think I got some weird pleasure out of tipping an entire bag of kale into my soup pot, but then, I am very odd.

Bryanna Clark Grogan is obsessed with her blender! Once again she called for the onions and garlic to be blended. I didn't see the point, so I minced my garlic and diced my onions. Who minds a little bit of chunk in their soup? I'm not one for dirtying up my blender if I can get away with it, it's so awkward to clean! Anyhoo, it's a really hearty, filling soup, and it makes loads, so there are plenty of leftovers, and leftover soup is one of my favourite lunches.

Gary's Dish Washing Rating - 1/5

2 comments:

Bryanna Clark Grogan said...

Hi, Lelly! I just happened on your blog and this post. Just wanted to comment about the blender business. Actually, I NEVER use my blender for onions and garlic-- I use a food processor to mince them quickly. And that's what I say in my recipes. It is easy to rinse out. If you don't have a food processor, I recommend one! I use the blender for liquids and things that need a really smooth texture (if they aren't too thick), but, I agree with you that onions are a mess in a blender!

20thcenturycat said...

Hi lelly love the blog. i tried this recipe from Bryanna's book this week - so glad mine turned out looking like your pic. And amazed to see my boyfriend eating and enjoying something green :-)