|Creamy Chard Soup w/ Tostones, from The Inspired Vegan|
|Roasted Garlic Soup (kinda)|
I will perfect this one day, troopers. But this week, I had to make room for another Chard soup, this one from Bryant Terry.
I actually spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how much I like Bryant Terry, I realize, but he actually is so freaking cool that he sort of deserves it. His cookbooks are packed full of exactly what I would describe as "Soul Food"- vibrant, multi-ethnic dishes with history and flavor that doesn't come from using fancy ingredients. His Creamy Chard Soup with Tostones (pictured above), for example, has very few ingredients- some chard, coconut milk, a pinch of cayenne, some plantains- but its all about the technique and the mix. He says its inspired by a Carribean dish, with Tostones naturally being a Latin American addition that brings some crunch to the subtle soup. (They are also a fun way to release aggression, I have learned.)
So thanks to Terry for saving the day. And now on to the next culinary soul food adventure!