Blogging Marathon# 26: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Pick 1 ingredient and Cook from 3 Books – Soup
Dish: Corn and Roasted Pepper Bisque
Today we begin the 3rd week of blogging marathon (BM# 26) and my theme for this week is ‘Cooking from Cookbook’. I thought this would be a great theme to make recipes from my cookbooks, but little did I know that this will be the most challenging theme of Blogging Marathon EVER. Valli wanted us to pick 1 ingredient and make 3 dishes from 3 different cookbooks. I had a clear mind till here, everything started to get confusing once I read that the 3 dishes also are predefined, like a soup/ breakfast combo/dessert or basic/rice/dessert.
I searched high and low for the recipes. I was going back and forth between ingredients like a mad woman, I think I might have had couple of nightmares with the combos and the ingredients too. It took me literally 3 days of research to finalize an ingredient and find 3 dishes from 3 books. It has been almost 10 years after my Masters that I did this much research on anything (I guess I just aged myself 🙂 But it was all fun and Valli, go ahead throw us as many curve balls as you can — that will at least make our creative juices flowing.
Finally after a LOT of thought, I ended up choosing “Corn” as my main ingredient and for the first day under “Soup/ Juice“, I have this “Corn & Roasted Pepper Soup” from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra. This soup has an amazing flavor from the sweet corn, roasted peppers, coconut milk and Thai red chilies. It is creamy, slightly sweet with a spicy kick.