As careful as I ordinarily am to to provide a balance of proteins, fats and other nutrients into my dinners, there are times when I just crave a little comfort food and a blissful indifference to the rest. Not that it's difficult to balance the essential nutrients, and after years of healthy vegetarian living I can do this pretty much automatically, but still… It may just be the time of year when it seems like spring really ought to be right around the corner, but it's not and we're all still just coping with the cold and dark.
That said, I'm not going to start gorging on deep-fried goodies just for the sake of comfort either. No, for me comfort is a hot bowl of a simple and creamy homemade potato, carrot and broccoli soup, just all by itself and no worries about whether I'm incorporating grains or legumes into my meal for just one particular night. I love the smell of cooked potatoes, and the little specks of bright green broccoli buds swimming on the surface of the soup is a visual treat. And no one is going to call a potato, carrot and broccoli soup unhealthy.
If you want a spicier version of this soup, consider adding more curry powder, a dash or two of cayenne and a small amount of red chili and vinegar paste.
|Curry-Laced Potato, Carrot and Broccoli Soup|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on February 11, 2012
A simple and warming soup loaded with comfort food vegetables for chilly evenings.
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