Soup for Breakfast

Soup for Breakfast

I must give credit to ~W~ for the lovely soup I made yesterday:

http://tootaslife.blogspot.com/2008/09/moroccan-harira-soup-recipe.html

I started with her recipe, but ended up with my own variation. I simply cannot stick to recipes, because I keep thinking, “Wouldn’t a little (insert appropriate ingredient) taste good here?” Then I dig around the cupboard, or the refrigerator, and find something  that needs to be used before it goes bad. Sometimes I find handfuls of grains or pasta that can’t be wasted but are too small for other recipes. These discoveries seem perfect for the pot.

Soup recipes invite improvisation, so my apologies to ~W~ for digressing so readily on her lovely recipe. Hers is more tasty than mine, I am sure,  but mine is a close second!

 

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About Marahm

At first glance, I may appear to be a middle-aged American woman with kids, grandkids, retired from a job in a hospital, gratefully relieved from the responsibilities that come with all of that. Behind the image, which is true enough, I am fairly unhinged from much of American mainstream living, having spent twelve years in Saudi Arabia, years that sprung me from societal and familial impositions of narrow bands of truth. I have learned to embrace my sense of identity as a seeker, an artist, and a writer. I study Arabic and Italian language, because I love them, and I love their people. I still dream of spending more time in the Middle East and Italy, though the dreaming now seems more real than the possibilities. I am a photographer. I write, and sometimes publish, flash memoir, and now a blog or two.
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9 Responses to Soup for Breakfast

  1. Umm Ibrahim says:

    Looks delicious not to mention very hearty, filling and healthy! Green beans in there? Nice idea!

  2. Shahrzad says:

    Its so colorful and seems delicious. I am the one who always change recipes on my own too! lol

  3. ~W~ says:

    I am glad you tried the Harira. Your soup looks very delicious and colorful! Some recipes I follow exactly especially the first time, but many others I also make variations. My dear friend Organica is notorious for changing my recipes too 🙂
    Love you all,

  4. Marahm says:

    Green beans find their way into all kinds of things in this house. Our favorite grocery store has a “quick sale” shelf, packed full of perishables that are a day or two old, but still perfectly fresh, at half price.

    Somehow, green beans end up there in huge quantities, so we buy them whenever we see them.

  5. My husband throws everything in soups, whatever we happent ohave leftover or just little bits of – and it always turns out great. Your soup looks absolutely delicious. It’s so colorful and has lots of textures. Yummy!!!

  6. Solace says:

    That looks yummie!

  7. Hajar Alwi says:

    Somehow the soup reminded me of home. Just the thing I need during cold days.

  8. Marahm says:

    Thanks, Friends, and welcome, Hajar.

    The soup was even better the next day. I took a pot to my daughter, but I’ve still got much leftover.

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