Something you should know about me…I’m kind of known in my family and small circle of friends for the projects I dream up. It can be small, like changing a light fixture, or bigger like revamping the basement. Whenever I begin a sentence with, “I have this idea…” my husband physically cringes. I know he doesn’t love projects, in fact, I’ve taught myself to do quite a few things to save him from them. Let me preface this by saying that my husband is a good man, with a heart of gold, but, as a friend once told me, “he is no match for your continuous, whirl wind of energy.” True, all true. I come by this quite naturally. My dad can cram more projects into one day, one weekend, than anyone I know, and still find time to fit in 9 holes of golf. Thankfully, we both married smart, patient people that tolerate us lovingly.
It was one project after another around our house over the weekend, which to some folks might not sound like fun, but to me it was heaven. We revamped the garden boxes, framed out window boxes and finished a front door project. I even learned how to use a nail gun and miter saw! Between you and me, I think my husband might be secretly working to phase himself out of these weekend projects by teaching me how to use his tools. See, I told you he was a smart man.
Along with all the outdoor projects we had going on, I found some time in the kitchen to put together the recipe for this week’s edition of ‘The Food Matters Project ‘. I have been wanting to try making some Indian recipes at home and this soup was the perfect first step. Despite it’s longer list of ingredients it came together quickly and has layer upon layer of flavor. I followed the original recipe exactly (minus serving it with hard broiled eggs), but topped it with some Coriander Chutney that I picked up at the Indian grocery store this past week. With it’s bright green hue and slow build of heat from serrano peppers, it was the perfect way to top off this golden soup.