Thursday, 10 September 2009

Heat Me Up Potato Soup

Sitting and working in a dark room all day is seriously damaging my spirit. The old roller blind has given up and stays on half, not moving an inch in either direction. It is dark and cold in here, although I have seen on the internet that the sun is supposedly shining outside. So what to do? Have a big ol' muffin and a creamy hot cup of chocolate? No. Not when you are allergic to milk, sugar and wheat. Instead, I decided to warm up body and soul with a spicy potato soup. Hail Potato! Divine Healer of darkness and cold!

About 10 small potatoes
2 shallots
1 clove of garlic

vegan stock

chili pepper
garam masala
curry powder
whole coriander
whole cumin
ground cumin

Peel and chop the potatoes, shallots and the garlic. Fry in a little olive oil with the chili pepper. Add a spoon or two of stock. Add half a teaspoon of all the above listed spices. Turn for a minute. Add cooking water and cook until potatoes are soft.

Add some fresh coriander on top.


Oh, the wonder of a hot potato soup! I really felt much better afterwords. So much better that I actually decided to take a break from writing and go outside. And the internet was right! It was a marvelously sunny day.

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