Saturday, January 02, 2021

1st Pic(k) of the Week for 2021: Spinach Soup (recipe)

Spinach Soup

Laimingų Naujųjų Metų! 

To begin 2021, here's some hot Spinach-Potato Soup. It's thirty minutes from prep to eat and no animal need be slaughtered to enjoy it.

In fact, I did enjoy the soup, preparing it on New Year's Eve, with a non-flavored saison ale on the side. You might as well, or with a white Burgundy or other unoaked chardonnay.



  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed.
  • 2 cups washed, chopped spinach
  • 2 cups of veggie stock (or water)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or other preferred hot sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • salt, cracked black pepper to taste (or white pepper to avoid dark flecks in the soup!)
  • 1 dash smoked Spanish paprika
  1. Sautée onons, garlic, and celery in olive oil for 3-5 minutes. Set aside. 
  2. Bring 2 cups of veggie stock (or water) to boil. Add potatoes. Reduce heat to simmer (easy boil). Cook for 15 minutes (or until potatoes are cooked through and beginning to crumble). 
  3. Add spinach (submerge in liquid with wooden spoon) for the final 1-2 minutes of the simmer.  
  4. Remove from heat. Add onion/garlic/celery to pot, with lemon juice, hot sauce, and curry powder. Hand blend until potatoes are completely blended and soup is 'creamy.' S/P to taste. 
  5. If too thick, add in more veggie stock (or water) 1/4 cup at a time, reblending, and tasting. (It's easier to add more liquid afterward than to remove too much added beforehand.) 
  6. Garnish with a dash of smoked paprika. Serve. 
— Adapted from a recipe by Jennifer Debth at Show Me the Yummy.

  • In communion with the fine people of Ghent, Belgium, #VeggieDag Thursday (DonderDag) is a series of occasional Thursday posts on an animal-free diet and the ecology (and, often, with recipes). Today, posted on a Saturday..but the soup was enjoyed on New Year's Eve Thursday.
  • The non-English phrase above is, if you hadn't already surmised, "Happy New Year," but in Lithuanian. This blogger is 3rd generation Lithuanian-American.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject. But, indeed, a good comestible!
  • Photo 1 of 52, for year 2021. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Lumix G 20/F1.7 II.
    • Settings: 20 mm | 1/13 | ISO 200 | f/1.7
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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