Five months ago I became a mom!!
And all the plans I had for the blog and life related went out of the window. Puff!!
“Once in maternity leave I am going to do soooo much, and once the little one is going to be here she is going to be asleep most of the time and I am going to be free to work on my projects!”
This was my plan. And moms out there don’t laugh, please. Now I understand how silly I was.
The little one already mentioned is an hyperactive one that doesn’t want to sleep during the day, wakes up every two hours at night, and wants kilos of cuddles and mommy time, otherwise it is all shouting and screaming.
I managed to keep up for a while, till I had blog posts ready to be published and then I got smacked in the face by tiredness and a super demanding cute baby girl.
That is why I started the blog and all of a sudden I stopped publishing. But it is still a big project of mine and here I am trying again, now that my daughter is five months old and she has some less demanding days when I can actually cook and take pictures. Otherwise, and I am ashamed to confess it, but sandwiches have been my main meal for a long time, together with lots of fruity yogurts.
Today’s recipe is a soup, and if you know me you know as well that seeing me eating a soup is a rare event. I come from a warm country and soups are not a big thing there and definitely not a family tradition, but I got inspired by my polish housemates who have two thousand and one soup recipe hidden in their sleeves.
This one is not one of them (stay tuned fot those). It is a simple carrot and bean soup spiced up with some tasty chipotle paste to serve with coriander and fresh lime juice. Amd what is that I like the most about it? That you just put everything together and you blend it when the ingredients are cooked. Easy and fast for a mom with no time and a screaming baby.
Hope you will enjoy!
- 6 carrots (peeled and roughly chopped)
- 1 can borlotti beans (drained)
- 2 shallots
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1.2 liters veg stock
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp chipotle paste
- salt and black pepper to taste
- fresh coriander
- fresh lime juice
- Put all the ingredients except coriander and chipotle inside a pot.
- Bring to boil and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Blend and add the chipotle paste.
- Garnish with coriander and enjoy with some fresh lime juice.
- If you are not sure you will enjoy the spiciness that the chipotle paste would give to the soup, try to add one tsp at a time. Mine for example was pretty mild in taste and with my tbsp I achieved a light-medium spiciness.