Friday, November 9, 2007

Armenian Apricot Soup

I am now going to blog about food, although this was not my original blog-tention, because tonight's dinner was good, with all that implies. In order for me to pawn any recipe off to others it must pass a few tests:

1) It must be nutritious enough that if you feed it to your young, vulnerable children I can still sleep at night.
2) It must be good tasting enough that I have a genuine intention to eat the leftovers.
3) It must be simple enough that it is possible an average person could have all the required ingredients and gadgets in their kitchen simulteneously.

Now that you know the criteria, please feel obligated to pass along (to me!) all recipes that meet them.

This recipe passed the three tests. It promotes health, tastes exotically yet heartily autumnal (it looks it too, if you can't tell from the blurry picture- sorry), and was easy to make and clean up. It does require one ingredient I consider unusual: red lentils. However, I was lucky enough to have some lying around and that I was eager to use up, although now that I have a good use for red lentils, I may keep some on hand more often.

I pilfered the recipe from this website but it was originally created by this fellow, who I find appealing enough that I signed up for his newsletter.

Soup is great all the time, but especially as the weather gets cool (glory be!). I hope you like it.


Lesli said...

I read your blog and just for a moment missed you terribly. I am glad you are well. We are getting ready to move to Berkeley. I will fill you in when I know anything.


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try the recipe. Reading your blog is almost like having you back at home!