Monday, October 18, 2010

Cabbage Tomato Soup, with Egg

Clearly, the Cabbage Tomato Soup is one soup I cook quite often. Why not...come Fall or into the colder winter months when most people keep their grills and warm up at home with a soothing comfort soup.

A little spice and garnish. Pinch of curry powder and turmeric powder, if you wish, while you cook the soup; or pinch of freshly ground black pepper. This time, I did it without dried herbs of oregano and basil and used coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves instead.

I know a lot of you can have this as a meal on its own, just like myself. However, to get a little protein (balanced nutrition) out of the cabbage and tomatoes, I usually add a hard-boil egg. How I enjoy simplicity at its best.

What do you think of embroided table linen? You know how I hated "lacey" stuff when I was much much younger. It feels SO OLD-FASHIONED, so off-beat. But now that I am not young, I am beginning to see some beauty in such table linen. They can actually be quaint and pretty gorgeous? ^o^
What do you think?

This soup goes toSouperSundays  (a blog event accepting soups, salads and sandwiches) at Kahakai Kitchen.

Cabbage and Tomato Soup with Egg
Ingredients: 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic; 1/4 of big onion, finely diced; 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced to fine shred; 1-2 tomatoes; pinch of turmeric and curry powder; 2-3 cups water, adjust amount accordingly; salt and freshly ground pepper to taste; cilantro to garnish; hard-boiled eggs

Directions: Heat some olive oil in a pot, add onion and garlic and fry till fragrant. Add tomatoes and cabbage, pinch of turmeric and curry powder, saute till veggies turn slightly tender and reduce in volume (esp. the cabbage). Add some water and simmer at low heat till cabbage are cooked. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Before serving, add in hard-boiled eggs and garnish with cilantro.

Soup also goes to My Meatless MondaysMyMeatlessMondays; and H‘nSgirlichef

Helping a appreciated
My friend may have a supply of such embroided table linen for sale (above is the sample).

(1) Would you buy it for your food blogging clicks, or maybe a set of four or more for casual entertaining;
(2) How much would you be willing pay? Similar products in Amazon - let's say a 33"x33" embroided table linen is priced at about US$25.

Your feedback will be useful to help her realistically price her product items in future. Thanks in advance for your help :)

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