A Creamy Soup and A Hot Drink-Comfort food for comfortable feelings!

by Monica Lazăr on May 24, 2013

comfort food for comfortable feelings

Comfort. Warmth. Peace. Well-being. This is what I intend to bring you today, as shown by the two recipes and the colors I’ve chosen compositions. As I was telling you last time about how the light (it’s direction, intensity and color) brings a certain kind of atmosphere to our image, things are not different when it comes to the colors you choose. We can choose shades of a single color or multiple colors, fade or contrasting, bright and feminine colors or strong and imposing colors. The fact is that our choice, if made consistent with what we want to transmit, will amplify the story behind our recipe and will transform a regular photography of a plate of food into an image that triggers an  emotion. And for me it has become one of the main purposes. I’m for sure far from what a photographer means, this is just my learning process. Or not! It’s a nice discovery process. That’s because when I tasted the satisfaction of time spent in this way, I realized that if you set your mind to trigger emotions in someone that will watch your work, you have to assume the processes of self-knowledge, a not less difficult one. Now I’ll just let you read those two recipes that I brought today, on the table, some comfort food for comfortable feelings!

Creamy Kohlrabi Carrot Soup

I love cream soups, no matter what vegetable they contain. Their texture makes me go back to childhood, even if I don’t have many memories whit this kind of soup. So, I think it’s because of the comfort sensation that comes with the that first sip. This is exactly what you need for a quiet spring evening. Kohlrabi and carrots bring a sweet but discreet taste, perfect dominated by the beautiful fresh rosemary flavor and the slightly salty taste of Parmesan cheese sprinkled at the end. A simple soup! And a simple soup is always a good soup!

Creamy Kohlrabi Carrot Soup

3 carrots
2 kohlrabies
half medium celery
2 medium potatoes
1 large onion
1 roasted garlic head
fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley
sunflower seeds
salt and pepper
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup heavy cream for cooking
grated Parmesan cheese

  1. I’ve peeled and boiled vegetables in water and salt.
  2. I mixed the boiled vegetables and the baked garlic loaf (I didn’t throw  the water). I saved some boiled vegetables, which I diced and then added when the soup was done, for  a richer texture)
  3. I added the water in which vegetables were boiled until I obtained the perfect consistency for my taste. You decide how thick or thin you want it to be.  I added spices and herbs, the heavy cream and the olive oil.
  4. I served it with a generous tablespoon of grated Parmesan on top and some extra fresh rosemary. I’m telling you, there was nothing left for the next day!

Creamy Kohlrabi Carrot Soup

comfort food for comfortable feelings

Remaining in the atmosphere of a spring evening, I also brought you a chocolaty hot spiced drink.. I chose carob powder because it seemed excellent in combination with cinnamon and ginger. In contrast to the cocoa powder, carob seems to have a slight flavor of a spice and for that, it has a great potential of befriending with all sorts of spices and also, has a great potential to get you rid of any bad mood!

comfort food for comfortable feelings

Hot spiced carob drink

Hot spiced carob drink

1 cup almond/ coconut / soy milk
3 tsp carob powder
1 tsp honey
ginger, cardamom, cinnamon powdered

I heated milk with carob powder, stirring with a whisk. I took off the heat, I added honey and spices  and I left myself thrilled by this extremely simple but flavorful and healthy drink!

Hot spiced carob drink

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Andie May 24, 2013

Iar eu iubesc pozele tale si atmosfera pe care o creeaza! Am zis.

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Magda Adina June 4, 2013

Iar eu ma pot pierde in aceste imagini minute-n sir !!
Superb totul !!

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Lisa @ The Meaning of Me August 10, 2013

I just made this and it’s an instant favorite! Was a little confused by a couple of the steps – perhaps something lost in translation. The beautiful thing about soup is that it’s not so fussy that everything has to be exact. A great find – thanks! :)

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