Cream of Carrot Soup (and a quick tuna and pasta salad)

Quick and Easy recipe here. I made it in a jiffy yesterday while making my chicken in cream sauce with the leftover pan-fried chicken of the previous night.

Ingredients

2 Carrots chopped any way you like
1/4 cup of chopped red onions
1/4 cup of cooking cream
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
1 Massel “chicken” cube (It’s actually vegetarian but I like the flavour and it’s MSG-free)
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin powder
A pinch or two of grated ginger (optional)

Instructions

Boil carrots with onions till soft, throw in the rest of the ingredients except for the cream + seasonings. Blitz in blender, add cream. Stir gently and season to taste.

Top with a bit more Italian parsley.

Makes 2-3 servings depending on how hungry you are.

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Mine lasted two servings. Had it today as a starter for pan-fried salmon with dill, capers and a bit of the lemon cream sauce of the other night over mash (no butter) and a quick vegetable salad. A very satisfying dinner.

Thinking of making oven-roasted tomato soup one of these nights. There’s a recipe for it in the Faerie Magazine but I’ve also made it before. Tip from old acquaintances: roasting tomatoes with garlic and balsamic vinegar is heaven. Never fails. Imagine that gorgeousness blitzed into a soup!

I cook daily these days but they’re relatively easy meals to prep.

Example: I’ve already made tomorrow’s lunch.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of fusilli
1 can of tuna in olive oil
dill
capers
a sprinkle or so of extra virgin olive oil
two dashes white pepper
a splash of balsamic vinegar

No Directions Needed

The only cooking that happened was the boiling of the fusilli. Everything else was just stirred into the pasta. Yum!

Tomorrow I’ll make a quick vegetable salad w/ carrots and capsicum for prerequisite vegetable intake.

Why so many carrots? I accidentally ordered two bags of carrots last weekend when my groceries got delivered so it’s carrots all the way for the rest of the week. But I’m really enjoying them so am not complaining. Maybe I’ll order two bags of carrots again next time ;P

ps: People should piss me off more often, clearly. I finally got off my ass and edited, revised, formatted plus submitted the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie article I completed last year. Ha!