quick post while i wait. i was totally not in the mood for soup, or anything else today. meals here are so repetitive. but i am freezing and threw together very random bits of food around the house and was kind of amazed at the combo of tomato paste and japanese curry in soup. very flavorful and thick, with a lot less sodium than canned!
3 cups water
1/2 small tin of tomato sauce
random veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, onion)
2/3 cup black beans
1/4 cube of japanese curry
avocado for garnish (and life)
throw it all in a pot until it simmers to the consistency you like. of course you can do something fancy like stirfry the onion/veggies first, or put in pepper and other herbs. but it’s pretty unnecessary. the beans and curry thicken it a lot more than one would expect. it reminds me of tortilla soup!