Campbell’s had it right when they launched their direct, simple “Soup is good food” slogan. (Not to be confused with the Dead Kennedys’ “Soup is Good Food”.)
What they had wrong was that the stuff they sell in tins cannot really compare to real soup or real food. The gelatinous slugs and glugs of “cream of mushroom” just cannot be called soup or food. And most of the more, um, liquefied (?) soups are more like a salt lick in fluid form.
“When you told me that you loved me, I gave my heart to you, and I wondered if there could be any truth in love so new – I was lost in a fool’s paradise, good and lost in a fool’s paradise.”
-Buddy Holly – “Fool’s Paradise”
Deal with the hunger and the blah and the sense of foolishness with piles of fresh broccoli!
Throw a bunch of broccoli florets in a roasting pan with some chopped red onions and a bit of olive oil. Roast for about 20 minutes at 170C. Meanwhile boil about two cups of water with one vegetable bouillon cube. Throw in some chopped garlic, a half teaspoon of ground coriander, a teaspoon of curry powder and a dash of garam masala. Let that mixture simmer until the broccoli is ready. When the broccoli is soft and roasted, throw it and the onion into the simmering pan. Let it simmer for about ten minutes.
Blend the soup until smooth and add coconut milk.
It turned out amazingly. As soup goes.
Play with the measurements to get the flavor you like.