I was in desperate need of some comfort food today. I was craving for carbs. I woke up in a bit of a down mood because of a dream last night. So tell me, what is better than pasta when you are craving for carbs?
I usually don’t like posting same kind of recipes one after another. And I just posted another soup recipe on Monday. But this soup is too good not to share immediately. Besides, the other recipe I was planning to post turned out to be not so good yet, so here we are.
Last Sunday I needed 1 stalk of celery for a sauce. So I bought a package of celery because you cannot buy just one stalk and ended up having lots of celery in my hands. What did I do? I made lots of soup with each and every celery stalk. This chunky and herby one is one of them.
It’s September! Which means, officially it’s autumn. Yet judging by the weather, it’s unofficially still summer! I mean really, it’s quite warm today in Helsinki. But most members of pumpkin family are out in the markets so to give a start to autumn, here is a delicious pumpkin soup.
Well ok this salad is not exactly tabbouleh, it is just inspired by it to a great extent. And it is delicious!
I think, out of all kinds of gluten free flour, corn flour is my favourite. It has the colour, it has the taste and it makes everything richer. Add some extra flavour like leek and carrot in this recipe, and you almost have one full and very satisfying meal in one slice!
I love eggplant so much that I could perhaps even eat it raw (though, it may be an exaggerated move!). I also love anything with phyllo. Therefore, naturally, the combination in this börek satisfied me a lot!
Yes, it’s summer. And yes, it’s relatively warm. But this should not stop one to have hearty soup! At least, it does not stop me. Especially if it is a lovely, spicy soup like this one.
When I was a kid, my mother used to make a “börek” (general name for many salty pastries in Turkish) with phyllo dough called “muska” (amulet in English). These were little triangles with cheese filling, fried in vegetable oil. I always hated the name because it came from the religious nonsense. But the pastries, they were gooooood!
Kohlrabi is a quite foreign vegetable for me. I’ve only just used it once, when I did a catering gig 2 years ago, for a friend’s Karonkka (PhD defense dinner). He was a friend originally from South India and I wanted to cook something authentic for him, so I made Bisi Bele Bath – a vegetarian warm dish. That was when I used kohlrabi one and only time.