PUMPKIN & CARROT SOUP AND MY WEDDING
Well, landing down after the wedding is not easy, I must admit. It’s worse then coming back from a great vacation. You suddenly feel like all the “star dust” is fading away, and you are forced to get back to reality. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my simple day to day life, it’s just that after that HIGH, you get to think that maybe life has match more to offer than just the regular stuff your so use to.
When I was a little girl I used to keep a journal and write everything great, and sometimes bad that happen to me. I think this blog is kinda the same think, so I have to write everything about my perfect day and the week that followed. It all started three days before the wedding, my Mom and Grandma threw me the best bridal shower, in hebrew we call it “CHINA” party. The basic of the party is a bit traditional and a lot of fun. You get to invite all your closest girl friends and all the women of your family, and you have a great big feast of great food and traditional sweets, and lots and lots of dancing. The added bonus is you get to wear a beautiful dress (in my case dresses) and get a ton of lingerie.
After the party, I got back home to my love, and the day after was crazy. Between going to the venue to check the decoration, picking up the rings and checking in to the gorgeous room I spent the night with my sister, I suddenly remembered that I forgot all about the bridal jewelry and had to rush to a store and buy the prettiest earrings I could find in a minute notice. The day ended with a huge sushi tray that was devoured by the bride, groom and brides made.
The morning after was PERFECT! My hair and makeup was done by two of my best friends, and they made me look like a real princes. My love came to pick me up and we even got to get photographed backdrops before the party with a gorgeous best bridal veil, which was absolutely fabulous, the reception, the ceremony and the best homecoming dresses ever. I think it was the fastest day ever…… I enjoyed it but it went through so fast, that now a week later it feels like a sweet dream.
And now that life is back on track 🙁 I am back to work and writing. I made the perfect comfort pumpkin & carrot soup. It is creamy, tasty and very low calorie, after all I still have to watch my figure. This recipe is based on a great recipe from Smitten Kitchen.
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 500 g pealed and diced Pumpkin
- 500 g pealed and diced carrots
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander seeds
- 1 liter chicken broth
- Heat the olive oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, pumpkin, onion, coriander, turmeric, salt and sauté until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
- Once vegetables have begun to brown, add chicken broth. Cover pot with lid and simmer until carrots and pumpkin are tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
- Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth.