Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Charlie's Secret Ingredient #soup #vegetarian

Charlie made this soup while I was out. When I came back and he served it up, he said, "I can't taste the potatoes, I can't taste the carrots, I can't taste the celery, I can't taste the cabbage, but I can taste the special ingredient I put in. See if you can identify it."

He was right, that all the ingredients had blended into one heavenly flavor, but he was also right that there was a little extra something.

"Salsa?" -- He often puts salsa in the soup.

"I did put salsa in it, but that's not it."

I gave up. He pointed to a bit of something.

It was a slice of olive!

He said, "I cut up four olives into the soup. And you can taste it!"

I could. It was subtle, but it was a definite addition.

So, cubed potatoes, sliced carrots, chopped celery leaves, diced cabbage, onion powder, water, Not Chick'n bouillon, egg noodles, salsa -- and sliced olives.

The result was those three little words that mean so much: Keep the recipe!

Marian Allen, Author Lady
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1 comment:

Cerebrations.biz said...

Looks like I will try adding an olive to my veggie soups.
Thanks for the idea.