What's with me and all the soup recipes these days? I guess it's that time of year, eh? Well, I really like this one, even more than the Green Curry Broccoli Soups.
Speaking of which, it's almost Halloween! I friggin' love Halloween! When the Halloween stores open in September, I'm one of the first people in there. And November 1st when the costumes are on sale? You know I'm in there playing around. Unfortunately, Halloween is only once a year! I love when adults dress up.
I love when adults dress up. I really dig when people make their own costumes. My sister and her husband are very good about making their couple's costumes (eg. bar of soap and loofah, Inspector Gadget and Penny, viking couple). Oh, and you may remember the Best Family Photo Ever where the whole family was dressed as superheroes.
Most years I want to be something creepy. I was planning on being a creepy clown this year – what's more terrifying than a clown? But thanks to the recent clown terrorism and attacks on people dressed as clowns that have been going on around the world in the last few weeks, it's been strongly encouraged not to do that. Bah. Why do people have to be so mean?
It's been a while since I've made my own costume. Last year I enlisted my now-roommate to help alter a child's costume so that I could get into it:
The last costume I attempted to make from scratch was Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones. I was really excited about it – and the more I did the more I wanted it to be exactly like the leather armor that he wore in the show. It could have been an easy costume, but nooooooo, I had to get all detail-oriented… Know what happened? It never got done. I've still got a bag full of leather and black wigs. Some day I'll get back to it. In the meantime, let me know if there are any cool events going on this Halloween. Tell us about your most creative/interesting costume.
Until I finish making my Drogo costume, I'm going to need to get in better shape. I'm going to have to eat more healthy meals like this Curry Cream of Broccoli Soup.
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 5 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp ghee
- 3 tsp turmeric
- 1 L chicken broth
- 2 medium heads broccoli
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2.5 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
- 4.5 Tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- coconut whip cream (unsweetened) or sour cream
- In a large pot over medium heat, saute onions, garlic, and 3/4 tsp salt in ghee. Stir occasionally until onions are translucent.
- Stir in turmeric and cook for 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth and broccoli, increasing temperature to high until boiling, then reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes (broccoli stems should be soft).
- Allow to cool a bit, then use immersion to cream ingredients. (If no immersion blender, use blender – but allow to cool a bit more if you're using a blender – You don't want to accidentally cover yourself in scalding soup if there is a blender explosion.)
- Stir in coconut milk, paprika, fenugreek and lemon juice, cooking over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, or until thickened.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional: add in a dollop of coconut whip cream or sour cream once served in bowl (it looks pretty and adds some extra creaminess).