Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Soup and Sammich

Sometimes you just want the good old soup and sandwich option. That was exactly what my gut wanted last night after a rather exhausting day at work. It was one of those meals that ends up being exactly what you know those ones? Totally satisfying and simple. The weather in Brussels has been remarkably cold - more chilly than my native land - so, I wanted thick and heavy soup to warm my bones and my belly. I sold myself on Chickpea and Potato Soup. It was awesome, with a very creamy consistency and a dynamite taste. If ever I become as uber cool as Celine, Bianca, or any of the other amazing vegan chefs out there and craft my own vegan cookbook, this recipe is going in there!

Chickpea and Potato Soup

6 yellow potatoes - cubed

1 yellow onion - diced
1 tsp of olive oil
1 can/jar (about 2.5 cups) of cooked chickpeas
5 cups of water (or veggie broth)
fennel seeds
coriander seeds
1 Kevin who is willing to whirl up the soup because you always manage to get some in your eye

The soup didn't stand alone though. No, no. It was accompanied by a hoagie style, way-too-packed-with-the-good-stuff sandwich! Let's see...baked tofu, parsley, fresh organic tomatoes, organic avocado and lots of cucumbers. Holy smokes, I was in heaven.

And how much do I love my mom? She sent one of my bestest friends home from Canada with the cutest maternity winter coat ever! Thanks mom!


Lauren said...

YUM! I love a soup and sandwich! Mmm! It's really cold here as well (but it always is in the winter). I can't wait for spring! :)

Kristel (TofuParty) said...

Maybe I should lend Kevin and you? :-) It has been cold the last nights, isn't it? It was ten years ago we had this cold. I think we aren't used to it anymore.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

soup and a sammich, sounds good. i had soup and a bagel for lunch. it was nice and filling.

Mihl said...

That sounds exactly like my kind of soup! Youm Chicpeas, yum potatoes.

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Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

wow, that sandwich sounds gourmet with all those great ingredients!

jessy said...

your chickpea & potato soup sounds so awesome! i'm printing off the recipe so dan & i can enjoy it soon for one of our "soup 'n bread nights". thanks!

the sammie looks especially delicious, too! mmmmmmmm!

sadface on soup in the eye. that's sweet of Kevin to whirl your soups for you!

Anonymous said...

That soup sounds perfect! Does Kevin make house calls? :) What a sweetie!

Bianca said...

Yum! You SHOULD write a cookbook. Just start keeping a notebook filled with recipes you develop along the way, and soon enough, you'll have plenty. That looks so soothing and delicious.

miss v said...

i bet the chickpeas really make it rich and creamy. awesome!

Anardana said...

Yum yum yum!

tofufreak said...

that looks really good! :) soup sounds perfect right now :)