Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spicy Tomato Curry Soup

With Thanksgiving coming up, and a busy week ahead of me, I wanted something for dinner tonight that was light and easy. I also needed to use up the random odds and ends I had in the fridge before doing my Thanksgiving shopping tomorrow morning. With carrots, celery, and onions left over from practicing my stuffing, I knew soup was the way to go. As long as I have some broth on hand or a can of diced tomatoes, I always know I can come up with a delicious soup. I was out of broth, but managed to find a lonely can of diced tomatoes hiding in the back of the cupboard. I'm too short to reach so I had to use a wooden spoon to get it down! Someday I want a house with lots of low cupboards so I don't have to get a step-stool, climb on the counter, or use my utensils to get food down... Someday, when I don't live in a one-bedroom apartment and I have an actual kitchen.

A girl can dream, right?

Spicy Tomato Curry Soup
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1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, diced (1 cup)
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely diced
3 cups water
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 Tbsp. coconut milk
1 tsp. hot sauce
salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium low heat. Add onions and saute 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic. Saute another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add water, the can of tomatoes, spices, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer with a top on for 25 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat off. Stir in the hot sauce and add salt to taste.
Serves 4

This week I'm linking up to Slightly Indulgent Mondays at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free. Amy is also selling a wonderful kid-friendly cookbook, with 100% of the proceeds going to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. It includes one of my favorite childhood recipes, my stepdad's broccoli casserole! Mm mm good.


Lauren said...

Mmm! That photo reminds me of a coconut curry sauce I made for a Daring Cooks challenge, which was fantastic! I can only imagine that this would be delicious =D.

Kari said...

Your soup sounds and looks delicious! I want a house with a big kitchen too!

heartnsoulcooking said...

YUMMY!!! what a GREAT!!! combination of flavors, I bet your kitchen smelled WONDERFUL!!! as you were making this soup.
I also want a BIG!!! kitchen.


yum yum and yummy!!!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

That looks very appealing, Iris. I think we are all trying to eat simpler and lighter before the big day on Thursday. ;-)

And, LOL on using a wooden spoon to grab stuff. How about in the grocery store when you have to step on the bottom shelf to get something off the top shelf? I'm always afraid the whole kit and caboodle will come tumbling down on me!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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