Today we’re turning the dial back to seasonally appropriate.
I think we all know why.u00c2u00a0 Unless you live in southern California, and then you get to eat popsicles and watch as the rest of us suffer under this arctic vortex of chilling doom.
Last night, we went out to dinner in the North End as a going-away event for a good friend who’s moving to San Francisco on Friday.u00c2u00a0 (I should have given her some popsicles as a going-away present.)u00c2u00a0 Anyway, from the time we sat down to the time we left the restaurant, the temperature dropped like 25 degrees.u00c2u00a0 It was nuts.u00c2u00a0 So we bought some bread for some carbo-loading pre-hibernation behavior.
Or, I guess we could pair it with some tasty soup.u00c2u00a0 Let’s go with the later plan, since I don’t think I can fit hibernating into my work schedule.
This was my first attempt at a pureed bean soup, and I was a little nervous that the consistency would be off, but it turned out great.u00c2u00a0 That immersion blender I snagged from a friend after graduating from college sure has come in handy!
I love the simplicity of this dish and am totally in awe of how such a short list of ingredients can yield such a full-bodied, complex soup.u00c2u00a0 White beans, roasted garlic and smoky paprika are the stars of this show, and they perform accordingly.
Did I mention that this soup totally satisfies the requirements of the resolution: “I will eat healthier this year”?
Two Years Ago: Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
Adapted from Culinary Colleen