Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Asparagus Soup & A Fancy Treat

Check out that color!!! Mmmmm. This is the asparagus-cilantro soup from The Real Food Daily Cookbook. Have you ever made it? No? Well, you should! It's super full of asparagus flavor. Musty spoiled me and bought me a loaf of delicious roasted garlic sourdough bread, so we had some toast for dinner.

Recently, Musty playfully accused me of being a "Health Nut," which I was surprised by. Am I a Health Nut? My dear readers, you know how many cookies I make (and eat!). And yet, when I felt such a gleeful sense of abandon simply by eating a piece of unbleached flour sourdough toast with a skimpy amount of Earth Balance... I started to wonder if maybe he was right. At least maybe a little bit.

But, would a Health Nut eat this tasty morsel!? Health Nut or not, I sure enjoyed this neat little Italian treat. I got this goodie at the same spot where I bought Musty's fancy birthday noodles. Isn't that packaging beautiful? It reminded me of some of the beautiful candies I used to buy myself when I lived in Italy. I was SO happy to see that it was vegan!!! I haven't found a fancy Italian candy that was vegan in a long time.

Here's a glimpse of the inside. You can see that it was friendly and petite... Crunchy nuts and toffee bits. You know something I REALLY miss as a vegan? NOUGAT. Any ideas?

12 comments:

  1. I want some asparagus soup! So perfect for spring.

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  2. Oooh, that bar! yum yum.

    Also, nougat: http://www.veganfamily.co.uk/mars.htm
    http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/product_detail.asp?RowID=1924&CS=vegane&All=

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  3. There's vegan italian candy?! AHH!!! I'm so excited!

    I miss nougat so much too. =( Sucks no being able to eat it at Christmas anymore.

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  4. That soup looks SENSATIONAL!!If you find vegan nougat, PLEASE let your loyal readers know!!! I miss it too :0)

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  5. Both Pangea Vegan Store and Vegan Essentials sell a really lovely nougat. Here's the link for Vegan Essentials: http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=vegane&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=448558986&Count2=365699410&Keyword=nougat&Target=products.asp It's nougat in the traditional European sense, not in the 3 Musketeers bar sense.

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  6. It's cold and rainy right now, and nothing on earth sounds better than that asparagus soup with a crusty garlic sourdough. Yum!

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  7. Doh! I didn't know you were that close by or I would have loved to meet you for lunch! Maybe next time, I'd love to go back.

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  8. Mmm... Nougat... I've actually been thinking about making it quite a bit lately. I haven't confirmed anything just yet and still need to do a whole lot of testing, but I'm working on it. ;)

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  9. oooh, your soup dinner would suit me right now!!! Love the angels, blue packaging, & Italian writing. :)

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  10. I want that soup!!

    And the candy bar!! Toffee bits, arghgh!!

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  11. Hi Amey!
    Your fancy vegan treat looks so yummy!

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  12. I've been thinking about nougat too, in contemplating homemade candy bars. Please let us know if you figure anything out!

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