Thursday, September 14, 2006

Starpower's Really Spicy and Slightly Oily Water (meant to be soup)

1. Chop carrots and celery with the intention of putting together a salad. (Do your best to make sure that it is no earlier than 9 pm when the rest of your dinner is prepared and getting cold.)

2. Rinse lettuce, fresh basil, cilantro and arugula, set aside (dripping in colander).

3. Make room on the cutting board for more chopping by tilting the cutting board and letting the chopped carrots and celery fall into a large bowl that you think is the home for the salad.


4. Chop basil and cilantro and add to bowl.

5. Add olive oil, sea salt, and pepper to the carrots-celery-basil-cilantro so they can "mingle" while you move on to chop spring and white onions. Feel smart about doing this.

6. Think of how delicious the salad is going to be.

7. Smell how yummy it is already.

8. Feel urge to heat up carrots, celery, onions, spring onions, olive oil, salt and pepper; realizing that it would be a fantastic base for some sort of meal you're not going to cook since your dinner is already prepared (and getting even closer to room temperature).

9. Remember container of organic free-range chicken broth in cabinet.

10. Remember new commitment to use crock pot.

11. Wash out crock pot from remainder of lentil soup while congratulating self on using crock pot not once, but now a second time!

12. Combine broth, carrot-celery-basil-cilantro-white onion-spring onion-olive oil-sea salt-pepper, cayenne pepper (try to add way too much here), water, some other spices not recalled here (hope it won't ruin the recipe for when you try it at home!!!) and, for the hell of it, a giant arugula leaf.

13. Cover and cook on medium for several hours.

14. Eat already-prepared dinner and use rinsed greens for a side salad.

15. Stir soup.

16. Taste it.

17. Feel burning in mouth and immediate sensation of every single sinus in face bursting wide open, as if follwing orders of a drill instructor.

18. Think adding actual chicken may have filled the soup out nicely.


Serve over rice. Enjoy.

4 Comments:

Blogger Madelyn said...

oh my -- just how much cayenne did you add?!

i sure hope you froze some leftovers for my upcoming visit!

mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

2:51 PM  
Blogger Lo said...

I know what's for dinner tonight!!

1:40 PM  
Blogger joestrummerlives said...

Just remember - Edison had to find 2000 ways to not invent the lightbulb before he could find one that worked.
Bon Appetit!

8:30 AM  
Blogger ross_vegas said...

throw some chopped potatoes (dan quayle spelling) in the soup and they will soak up the oils from the cayenne.

1:02 PM  

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