It’s Christmas time in the city…
It’s officially winter in the city!! After all my whining and complaining I got my snow!!! Not just flurries, full on heavy snow! Ok, so it wasn’t exactly sticking to the ground, but hey it’s good enough for me. 🙂
After a little Christmas shopping when I was done with my work I decided the best thing to warm me up after walking in the snow was a comforting bowl of soup. I felt that I should use the BSI tonight so I made Carrot-Artichoke Soup. I always get this kind of soup for lunch at Elixir and last time I was there I was able to peek at some of the ingredients so I tried to recreate it tonight.
- 3 cups shredded carrots
- 1 cup canned artichokes
- 1.5 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- dash black pepper
I pureed the soup with my immersion blender that my sister got me. Love it M!! Ok, so anyway… in the spirit of full disclosure the soup wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped. I think it’s because I didn’t cook it for long enough because the carrot was still a little grainy even though it was pureed. I also think it could’ve used the addition of an onion to round out the flavors. That being said it was still very good and I am absolutely looking forward to having the leftovers. 😉
I also had a big salad with my red leaf lettuce… Yeah I know, this is kind of a weak dinner post, but this evening before dinner I had a few handfuls of roasted nuts and that turned out to be a few handfuls too many. I feel like I have a pile of rocks in my stomach! Ugh! 👿
Well, I have some 90210 reruns to watch so I’m gonna go. G’night bloggies!! Can’t wait to see your BSI submissions!!