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Shog likes soup, now (pic)

Shog really does like soup, now, no matter his denials. He asked for soup on his birthday (I made him a cheese tortellini and kielbasa soup with greens), and he just took a second bowl of

Garnished Garlic Scape and Potato Soup
Serves 8

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 lb garlic scapes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lb red potatoes, chopped

2 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
2 cubes Rapunzel No-Salt-Added Vegetable Bouillon
grated rind and juice of one lime or lemon
1/4 cup basil leaves, fresh
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp hot paprika or cayenne

1/4 cup fresh snipped chives

8 ounces plain goat cheese
4 pieces bacon, halved
several pinches black (lava) salt

Heat oil. Sauté ginger, onion, and scapes 10 minutes. Add potatoes, and cook 10 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients except the chives and garnishes; bring to boil, turn down heat to low, and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Blend soup with immersion blender. Add chives. Ladle into 1-cup bowls, garnishing each with 1 ounce goat cheese, 1 piece bacon, and pinch lava salt.

Note: Each bowl, garnished, is approximately 280 calories (180 without garnishes) and 15 g carbohydrate.

I'm amazed to see this change in him and intend to encourage it (because soup is cheap and good)! Behold the near-vegetarian, bacontarian goodness:

Garnished Garlic Scape and Potato Soup

I feel accomplished! Now I'm off to make my 15k steps. *twirls* Happy Tuesday evening, all! :D


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 14th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great soup. Just a bit of meat can go a long way in soups making them more delicious without a lot of added expense.

I've been having a creamy turkey gnocchi soup craving for a while now .... I should really cook that turkey in my freezer.
Jun. 15th, 2016 12:37 am (UTC)
Mmm, creamy turkey gnocchi sounds excellent—and the bacon was just what my soup needed. :P
Jun. 15th, 2016 12:49 am (UTC)
That looks tremendously yummy! Thank you for linking. :D
Jun. 15th, 2016 12:16 am (UTC)
I adore scapes. They are the incarnation of tastiness. This soup looks great -- have printed the recipe for later experimentation.
Jun. 15th, 2016 12:39 am (UTC)
Yay! Have some tasty fun. :D
Jun. 15th, 2016 02:52 am (UTC)
Must try it.
Jun. 15th, 2016 11:36 am (UTC)
I hope that you enjoy it. :D
Jun. 16th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
I bet I will.
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