13 November 2009

Comfort Food (a repost)

(I have posted this recipe before, but it has been a long time, and since I just made this soup yesterday and it is so delicious, I've decided to share it with you again!!)

When I miss home away from home (Portugal), I go straight to my portuguese cooking books. I don't know how to explain it, but just thinking about portuguese food is truly comforting to me!! As I have mentioned before, one of my favorite things to do is portuguese soups (sopas), and, thankfully, my kids love it too...!! I shared a recipe for a garbanzo soup with spinach here, and this time I would like to share one of our family favorites, and a super easy one, too!!

Sopa de Cenoura com Feijao Verde
(Carrot Soup with Green Beans)

4 to 5 medium potatos, cubed
3 large carrots, cubed
1 medium onion, cubed
1 lb bag frozen french style green beans (of course you can use fresh green beans, I just love shortcuts if they work!)

Throw the cubed potatos, carrots and onion in a pot, cover with water (water level whould be a couple of inches above vegetables) and cook for about half an hour. I often add a Knorr vegetable bouillon but that is optional.

Once the vegetables are cooked, I use my favorite kitchen appliance, the hand blender, to puree the soup right in the pot! Check the consistency of the soup, I usually add a little water at this point to bring it to the right creamy consistency. Add the green beans and bring it back to a boil for 5 to 10 minutes (the frozen green beans are already cooked, so they really don't need much cooking time). The last touch in all my soups is a generous few tablespoons of olive oil, added just a minute before turning the heat off. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!!!


  1. Sounds really yummy, thanks for sharing. Florence

  2. My husband loves soup. I like soup, but I don't think I get it, like he does. Maybe I'll make this for him!

  3. I could live on soup, so this one is definitely going into the old recipe file! Just as soon as it gets a little cooler here, I'm going to give it a whirl!

  4. è mesmo boa, não é?!
    Bom wk,

  5. ooo- I am sure that is delicious , love carrots and must try it- thanks,

  6. This sounds fantastic. I am all into comfort foods during this time of year.

  7. how funny...i made pumpkin soup tonite with curry and tumeric. sooooo good. and i am so happy to have your soup recipe now!! when we were stationed in germany, we'd go to this wonderful indian rest. and eat potato soup that was soooo delicious. looks so much like the soup your make. can't wait to try yours!!!!!! thanks a bunch.

  8. Will be making your soup this week.
    Soup is so perfect this time of year. Brings out the cozy. The dresses at the top of your blog are so cute.
    Thank You,

  9. Could you send me some? Overnight it?
    Hugs, Sonya

  10. I love to surf around the net and find new and interesting blogs. Today I found yours. We love soups. I am going to have to try this one soon.

  11. This soup is a staple at our home. My kids love it since they were little.

    mmmm....the delicious scents of our mothers soups :)


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