[ what I ate ] Thai Tomato Soup + Hashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon + The Pizza Report

Thai Tomato Soup

Continuing on with my new found appreciation of homemade tomato soup, I stumbled across this Thai spiced tomato soup recipe at Gourmet (via The Kitchn) and decided to give it a shot. It was super easy to make and incredibly tasty. I also threw in a few chunks of leftover roasted butternut squash but once everything was blended up it was barely discernable. This has a great
consistency and I could easily play with it next time by adding some extras: sprouts or tofu or rice noodles perhaps. Mmmhmmm.


Hashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon

I am all about the veggies. These aren’t just side dishes to me – sometimes they are the whole meal! This brussel sprout hash from Simply Recipes (via Carrots and Cake) is pretty much perfect. I made it without the wine but I added extra lemon juice. It was great but perhaps a bit too oily (I think I over buttered). Next time I will just use the olive oil and not the butter and see how it goes. It was otherwise nutty and lemony and perfect.

The Pizza Report

I was looking for some pizza topping inspiration and so I went snooping about and found this. I don’t know why I have never tried The Pioneer Woman‘s favorite pizza recipe before but it was really fantastic. Amazing. Etc. Oh wait – I do know why I haven’t made it. This recipe involves both pre-roasting veggies and making dough the the day before. Both of those things are basically unheard of around in these parts (the Land of the Quick and the Easy). So I did not let my dough stand overnight and it was still all good in the end. This made a substantially thicker pizza than what I am used to but that was a pleasant treat. In fact I liked it so much I am thinking about making a second batch of dough to have on hand….for next week. I usually never think further ahead than the next meal so that is saying something. (But you all know how much we like our pizza around here.)

Food Links

A sampling of the yummy things from across the web that caught my eye this week:

Peanut Butter cups at Design Sponge

Mushroom noodle bowl at Healthy Tipping Point

Peanut butter crispy bars by baked at Crepes of Wrath

Multigrain Cacio e Pepe with Arugula at Serious Eats via Not Martha

Caramel apple french toast at The Luxury Spot

The magic sauce at Angry Chicken

Gluten free shepherd’s pie at GlutenFreeGoddess

Green bean salad at Smitten Kitchen

Chocolate chip waffle cookies at The Luxury Spot

Glazed cake doughnuts at Eat Live Run

Bon appetit!

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