I had every intention of posting this at the weekend, but we had guests, who rightly took priority over my spending hours at a computer. Actually it was great to have a break. Much as I love my blogging experience (it is often my sanity in the chaos of family life), I have been struggling in the last few weeks to find the time to do it justice without a huge chunk out of family time.
I have had to give myself the periodical pep-talk about it not being my ‘bread and butter’ and that when it is a struggle, it is fine to step back for a while…… But I do feel a commitment to my bloggy baby and always feel a tinge of neglectful guilt when I set it aside…..
My last post was for a delicious Spiralized Oriental Courgette-Noodle Soup which was made with a home-made vegetable broth. The roasted vegetables that formed the base to that broth before it was sieved, were simply too good to waste, so I made a decision that they should be turned into a second soup.
And here it is…… along with some quick-fried gluten free ‘Croutons’ to add a bit of bite and some Crispy Fried Parsley.
I will be honest, the soup is a little nondescript after the wonderfulness of its spiralized and Oriental-infused twin…… but it is warming, filling and good for you and with a little added seasoning and some chilli powder, it makes for a great lunch (or four). The Croutons add an extra dimension to perk it up and the iron-rich parsley, which is speed-fried in hot oil so that it crisps up (a little like crispy seaweed in texture), provides an extra interest element.
I did consider whether to bother blogging it after the triumph of it’s ‘better’ sister, but somehow it felt a little discriminatory not to……. and plated and photographed, I decided it redeemed itself with its beautiful rich golden hue and its attractive crispy accompaniments.
And just to show no favouritism, I am going to share it with the following linkies :
No Waste Food Challenge with Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.
Credit Crunch Munch – this month being guest-hosted by From Plate to Pen (on behalf of Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All). I can honestly say that this is probably the cheapest and longest lasting (set of) meals I have had in ages!
Cook Once Eat Twice with Searching for Spice. Okay….. I know I entered the original Spiralized soup, but it seemed unjust not to enter the additional eat twice (three times, four times…..) dish.
Roasted Vegetable Soup
Ingredients & Method
For the Croutons
For the Crispy-Fried Parsley
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