I’m Romanian and I like garlic! My hubby says that romanians eat garlic with anything. More or less is true…LOL. Thing is if we put garlic in a dish it’s always lots!
For the past couple of days I’ve been suffering with a very bad cold and believe me when I tell you a cold it’s even worse when pregnant!
So today, as soon we got home from up north I decided to cook a soup for my sore throat! The only problem was the fact that we didn’t have any of the ingredients need it to cook a traditional Romanian soup. One that my mum always use to cook for me when I was having a cold….no carrots..no parsnip….
Well we didn’t go shopping since last Sunday so it was understandable.
But then I remembered that Nigella had a recipe for soup with garlic. As I said before anything with garlic is right down my street!
So ignoring the fact that I could barely stand up I looked for the recipe in my big Nigella book. I didn’t have all the ingredients but I made a few replacements that didn’t hurt the taste of the soup one bit!
So here are the ingredients I used and that I had left in my kitchen:
– 6 spring onions(Nigella used leek);
– half a bulb of garlic(Nigella used a whole one);
– dried herbs(Nigella used fresh thyme);
– 2 big baked potatoes;
– dried parsley(Nigella user fresh one).
– 1.5l of stock made out of hot water and 2 cubes of Oxo;
I know the difference of ingredients is not huge but it teach me that I don’t need to follow a recipe literally.
First add a tablespoon or two of oil in a pan that has a lid.
Next I added the onion:
Next add the garlic thinly cut and the dried herbs:
In the meantime, wash and cut the potatoes into really small pieces. Like Nigella, I didn’t peel them. It gives the soup a really nice turn.
I wasn’t able to because I was hungry and my throat was asking for it.
Here is me hoping that tomorrow I will feel better and ready for work!