Hi all! Be sure to hop on over to Travel Eat Love for this week's Blogger Secret Ingredient...it's a yummy one!
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I took a break from regularly scheduled cooking to sample something I've been intrigued by for quite some time. The Soupergirl! I've heard about her over the past year or so and I've always been curious about all the soups she makes. Basically it's a dynamic mother/daughter duo from the DC area that make homemade yummy soups from local and organic ingredients. Their soups are also 100% vegetarian.
They offer two soups a week (a hearty soup and a puree soup) and you place your order online for either delivery or pick up. Pints are $6.75 and VERY filling. Quarts are $12.75.
I snagged a pint of Jamaican Me Crazy Sweet Potato Soup (sweet potatoes, orange and lime juice, coconut milk, curry and other spices, dark rum) for tonight's dinner and while I really loved the idea of all those ingredients together, I was a little weary about the fact that it was a creamy soup (I'm not a big creamy soup fan). I took the plunge and nuked it up.
Initial thoughts? Excellent texture. Perfect thickness and I loved the itty bits of ginger and (maybe?) zest. I immediately tasted the lime juice and LOVED it with the other flavors. The acidity/tanginess is very apparent, but it's not at all overpowering. It was VERY rich, but what else do you expect from a potato soup with coconut milk? I think I'd eat this soup again in a smaller portion - maybe 1/4 or 1/2 a pint? Definitely not as a whole dinner...too rich for me.
Overall thoughts? I may see what else Soupergirl has to offer in the coming months! I really love that combination of ginger, orange and lime with the other ingredients - totally unexpected. The soups are a bit pricey for pints and quarts, but definitely worth checking out if you find a soup that sounds interesting! FYI - next week's chili sounds DEEELIIISSSHH.
More tomorrow - crashing super early so I can get up and run/walk in an empty gym!