Wednesday, January 03, 2007

soup and the herbs that make it souper..




my sister kyla's black bean soup recipe is my new favorite.. i love everything about it.
it is simple to make, delicious and hearty.

i made it a few weeks ago and timothy and i ate the whole pot of it in a day or two..
usually if i make a lot of something we eat it grudgingly after the first day and sometimes a bit ends up in the compost but it didn't seem like there was enough of this soup and we ate it to the very last drop.

i made it again last night adding zuchini and broccoli and carrots as well as the usual potato, onion, garlic (sauteed together) a can or two ofdiced tomatoes, 2 cans of black beans, a green bell pepper, fresh squeezed lemon juice, oregano, dry mustard powder, cumin and veggie bullion to taste. it takes very little time to thicken up into a wonderful aromatic dish.

timothy said he could smell it all the way up the street!

served with a spoonful of organic sour cream and a dash of hot sauce and a sprinkling of fresh coriander on the top for green and it is the perfect soup.

we have house guests with us for a few days and so we had it for the evening meal yesterday then today we had friends in and out all day visiting so the pot was on the table with corn chips and everyone enjoyed it.

i love cooking! especially when it is so well recieved.
if only i had thought of taking a photo.. it looks lovely as well.

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