ESCAPE TO SUNNY CLIMES with SPICY TOFU AND RED CURRY COCONUT SOUP

When it’s not quite winter.   Not quite spring.    When dingy snow piles up in dark corners.   When thoughts of exotic get a ways  dominate your day.     This is the time to ladle out the exotic flavours of  Thailand and Malaysia.  And this is the soup that borrows from these cuisines  and fills your soup bowl with its  spicy taste balanced with sweet and sour back notes.

I like this recipe for its ease of preparation and the readily available ingredients.   The only fiddly  part of the recipe preparation is the  julienned  carrots.    Think of it as   good time to practice you knife skills. The recipe calls for green beans.  When they are out of season I substitute tiny frozen green peas.    In fact I have come to prefer these sweet little darlings.   The recipe is easily doubled.  Step into MRS.BUTTERFINGERS kitchen for the recipe for SPICY TOFU AND RED CURRY COCONUT SOUP.

 

A WINTER WARMING SOUP … RED LENTIL SOUP WITH CHICKEN, TURMERIC AND RED CURRY

BEL’OCCHIO   … the beautiful eye

When it seems like winter will never end – that’s the time to dish up this hearty one-bowl soup.   It has heat and an aromatic pungent flavour.   Just the flavour that will make your forget all that white stuff outside your door.

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Click on RED LENTIL SOUP WITH CHICKEN, TURMERIC AND RED CURRY  and dish up this wholesome, delicious and exotic flavoured soup.

SOUP WONDERFUL SOUP …. soup is the perfect food

Soup is the perfect food.  You can eat it with just a spoon.  You can eat it from a bowl and it stays hot.

You can slurp it, dunk it, crumble crackers into it.

You can sip it with  a straw,  out of a glass, out of a thermos.

Soup can be hot.  It can be cold.  You can eat it at the table or in front of the TV.

Soup can  be French, Italian, Thai, Asian, German, Spanish, Swedish, left-over, canned, dried.

It can turn gray days into happy days.

It can welcome people into your neighborhood.

Soup is the ultimate comfort food.

The BEST soup is the soup you make yourself