|Thai-Style Coconut Soup|
I was feeling pretty crappy today but determined to cook something for my challenge and vegan mofo. How about something hot and nourishing? The Hot and Sour Soup I made last week was so delicious I decided to try another recipe from Vegan Planet - Thai-Style Coconut Soup. I never imagined it could top my enthusiasm but oh my god, this soup was freaking awesome! The creamy, smoothness of the coconut milk contrasting with lime, ginger and a hint of chili and then add to that the savoury warmth of shallots, mushrooms and tofu. I think I'm in LOVE! Peole of Thailand, you are geniuses! What a combination of flavours. Robin Robertson you rock! I think I'm on some kind of happy, soup high. :-)
I used to think working with fresh ginger was a major pain in the bum but recently I've given up trying to peel, chop or mince it. I just take a fresh hunk of ginger straight from the freezer and grate it (peel and all) on my box grater. It's so much faster! Okay everyone, go make this soup but before you do that check out Kathryn's entry this week in the cooking challenge which is Rosemary Focaccia Bread!