Saturday, November 16, 2013

Creamy Pumpkin Curry Soup

Ingredients:
2 Sweet Onions
1 stick butter
Curry power
Flour
Vegetable Stock
Garam Masala Spice
Block winter squash
Can of pumpkin 
Pint of heavy cream
Silken tofu
Salt
Fresh thyme

Directions:
Melt butter in large non stick pan.
Thinly slice onions and place in pan.
Cook till glossy and translucent.
Add generous helping (to taste) of curry powder. 
Add handful of flour to thicken mixture.
Slowly add 4 cups of vegetable stock.
Add Garam powder to taste.
Add squash and pumpkin.
Let simmer until thick and comes to a slow boil.
In a separate bowl, mix tofu and heavy cream till blended smooth.
Combine veggie base and cream base.
If you desire a very smooth soup, blend mixture together In blender.
(Suggested approach)

Add additional garam, curry and salt to taste. 
As a last touch, add fresh thyme and a tablespoon of white sugar to blended soup.

Depending on desired thickness of soup 4-8 cups of veggie broth can be added to cream and veggie mix.

Enjoy!



Friday, November 15, 2013

Pictures of hope

A few months ago, I asked friends for pictures of hope for a mini "Ted" version talk on the importance of Art and Faith. Today I put together a few pieces to be submitted for Women Create's upcoming show for 2014.

It is a juried show, so I have no guarantee that these pieces will be selected, however I'm happy to have the opportunity to show these pieces for consideration as well a hopeful that for someone they will shine some light, whimsy and joy into their day.

Raven's Dawn

A Woman's Vision

Mother and Child