Well a crazy side of me is if I really like some book - I read it again and again, and still I think I would like to read it few more times :)) . There are some which I really love like anything . Two of them are "If tomorrow comes" and "The Alchemist" . Paulo also depressed me little , as after that book I didn't fine any of his other book as good as "The alchemist" , still I keep on reading all his books (and of others too )one by one hoping that someday I will get a Gem like "The Alchemist" :)) .
You might think its ok if I like some book , but why to read it again and again infinite times , well D has the same question earlier. He read a lot too , a much more than I do , But not crazy like me to read that again and again as if I have to appear in exam for that book :)) . Poor D now he is not questioning me for that , he knows how weird I am sometimes ;) .Well I think I miss I am missing something to write here, what was that ? yeah this is my food blog and I was about to post a soup recipe here :) . A chatter box I am sometimes . Did I ever tell you that I still talk to D sometimes for hours and hours non-stop :)) , and so sweet of him to listen to me interestingly for all those hours and bear me for all the things I wish to share with him , no matter how small the matter is .
Well ,now I think before I miss the date to post this for my own event :r , let me first share this to you .Mediterranean eggplant soup , I come to know this recipe about a month back or so , and thought to give it a try , as the ingredients of it sound very interesting to me , and what can be better chance for this than VoW for me :). I have modified recipe a little to make the it according to my taste . You can try it anyway you like.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion chopped( I used Spring onion without leaves)
2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
1/2 cup celery stalks finely diced(I used Coriander instead as I just love it better than celery )
4 cups water
1 cup eggplant cut into 1/2 inch dice( I used tender medium sized brinjals, you can use any variety of it )
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
2 teaspoons Italian herb mix(Mixture of dried basil, thyme, marjoram and oregano, together with some sage, garlic and rosemary)
1/2 cup raw pasta any type you like
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the chopped onion, garlic and celery and saute over medium heat until the onion is golden. Add water, eggplant and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer then simmer gently covered until the eggplant is tender. About 20to 30 minutes on slow to medium heat. In the meantime cook the pasta separately until it is little soft. Drain and stir into the soup along with the chopped coriander. Adjust the consistency with more water if the soup has gotten too thick. Mix it with Italian herbs mix . Simmer over very low heat another 10 minutes , season with salt and pepper.
Serve piping hot accompanied by any kind of bread/ toast you like.
Final verdict : The slower you cook this , the better it tastes. If you are not much conscious about the quantity of oil in your dish then use little bit more , it enhances taste. This is not a Miracle dish which will make you fall in love with it even if you don't like eggplant. But yeah if you like eggplant like I do then "bas
naam recipe hi kaafi hai " :~ . I love this soup for its natural color and all healthy ingredients , and I love having lot of Coriander in any dish, the aroma of the soup when cooking was enough to make me feel hungry ;) .
Also i love trying different versions of dishes you never know which one you will find like a Gem in your kitchen , you will get a Gem if you think of trying it , without trying it nothing to lose nothing to gain .Believe me there is nothing to lose in trying this soup for a non eggplant lover too.
Few more dishes with Eggplant is coming
tomorrow on 15th March :p . If you are not a eggplant lover please don't go mad on me :y and if you are eggplant lover just stay tuned :).....
The round up will be published on Monday you still have today and tomorrow left to send entry for VoW-Brinjals :) , Bring it on buddies.