Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Sunday, January 10, 2010

carrot soup & fancy toast

I was never the biggest fan of soup as a kid (then again, I was a very picky eater and wasn't a fan of most food), but lately all I want is to make soups....especially when we start to accumulate a surplus of one vegetable. This week it was carrots. I have no idea how it happened, but we somehow found ourselves with a lot of carrots (actually, ONLY carrots!) in our vegetable drawer. Suggesting soup for dinner also works out extremely well since soup is relatively easy to make, and my boyfriend loves any excuse to serve toast with a meal.

One of our food-goals this year is to eat only (or at least mostly, we are realists about our food budget and the shopping options available in our area) sustainable meat. One easy way for us to do this is to only eat the meat we get from our CSA. If we eat smaller portions of meat or don't have meat at dinner every night, this should be do-able. That being said, I think tonight was the first night we really embraced this goal - note the very small amount of meat on the plate. And the only reason we had this meat for dinner at all is that we were cooking up a pork roast to use as sandwich meat this week, so we decided to carve up a couple of slices for dinner, too.

Carrot soup: carrots, onions, spaghetti squash, maple syrup, mozzarella cheese, garlic, cumin, curry powder, chili powder, white wine
Toasted ciabatta with goat cheese, a slice of pork roast, and sauteed spinach


  1. Damn, I wish i had this plate in front of me right now. I cook for a living. I blog about food but there's nothing as appetizing in my refrigerator at this moment. Funny, eh? :)

  2. wow, I am so impressed how much you manage to photograph and blog! I can see now why you may eat food luke warm! I love your blog layout, very individual and the photos are great, nice teamwork between you and your boyfriend.

  3. Spooky - I am actually planning to make a carrot soup sometime this week! As you said, soups are actually dead easy to make, and they can be quite hearty and healthy too (plus I opt to use leftovers for lunches, which makes lunch planning easy and also budget friendly). Tony, being the carnivore that he is, makes it difficult for us to do many meatless meals each week, but I generally sneak in one or two!

  4. Oh! Carrot soup, sounds and looks delicious...nice picture with the toasts ;-)

  5. That soup looks perfect!!!!I love carrots and the flavors you put in your soup are delicious1