I have been inspired by so many blogs that I'm gonna be busy in the kitchen for the next 6 months not to mention 10 pounds heavier by the end of it all ! There are so many great blogs out there, who knew? So MoFo scores yet another über point! I have seen some amazing soup recipes and photos in the last two weeks (2 Weeks!!) here are some of my favourite: Scotchless Broth Cravin Veggies Roasted Red Pepper Soup Pumpkin Lentil Soup Tomato Pumpkin Soup Leftover Mashed Potato Pumpkin Soup Chickpea & Herb Dumpling Soup Beet, Barley and Black Soybean Soup So is it any wonder I woke up craving soup this morning!! It's an old cliché but so true (aren't all clichés true?) that we eat food firstly with our eyes. I'm a sucker for contrasting colours and green and red do it for me every time PLUS I had the last of the harvest from my garden to use up as well. Look how little they are - sweeet.
So I wasn't going to fight all these things screaming "MAKE SOUP" at me and thusly this Soup was created - and in record making time too, well for me anyway. I served this with a Baguette/French Stick which was sliced in half and toasted and then drizzled with Olive Oil. Eating bread like this is a very typical Spanish Breakfast by the by, I had never seen or heard of it before I came to live here, but I implore you all to try it - you will be hooked. Mediterranean Tomato Soup serve 2 Ingredients 1 Tblsp Olive Oil Peppers, sliced (half red half green) 1 small Onion, sliced Half a Courgette (Zuchini), cubed 780g tinned Plum Tomatoes 2 Cloves of Garlic, peeled and sliced 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Mixed Herbs Drops of Tabasco, depending how spicy you want it Method Heat the Olive Oil in a pan and add the Peppers, Courgette and Onions, saute for 10 minutes or so. Then add the tinned Tomatoes - juice an' all, you will want to squish up the Tomatoes for this - I find using a knife and fork the easiest, but do whatever works for you. Add the Garlic and Paprika and place a lid on the pan and cook for another 10 -15 minutes. Add the Salt and Herbs and simmer for 10 more mins. Check seasoning. Add a few drop of Tabasco, stir really well and serve.
I had this for lunch and then had it for dinner as well! It's soooo gooood. Today's song is White Man in Hammersmith Palais by The Clash - Played REALLY loud!