I made the Curried sweet potato soup (page 166) today - while the younger taste testers were not convinced with the garam masala taste - the others loved the hint of spicyness of the soup together with the other flavors such as the sweet potatoes, the coconut milk and the lime juice.I am preparing the Spinakopita tomorrow - cannot wait to try that recipe. It looks very family friendly and comforting.
If you can only make one recipe this month, the Curried Sweet Potato Soup is delish!!! I can see why younger ones would shy away, but adult tastes... Mmm...
Cathleen, could not agree with you more - it is an amazing soup with a fabulous texture and a bit of a "grown-up" taste to it.
This soup was fantastic! My other half actually said it was the best soup he thinks he has ever had - huge hit in this house. Spanakopita is on my to do next list. Glad you liked it Andrea, looking forward to trying it.
Now, the Corner shop spanakopita (page 54) was a bit of a different story - smiling faces all around and a cinch to put together as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts or as a main with a lovely winter side salad.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Quick Chickpea Pasta. Yes, it does have a "dry" texture, but I enjoyed it. You can always add more pasta water to help moisten it, or even add some butter to the cooked pasta. I also warmed the beans with the oil-garlic-chile mixture, rather than adding the beans to the pasta water.
Thank you for all your helpful tips and hints, dear Cathleen - I am making the Pasta dish on Monday, as a non-fuss recipe before the holidays!
It truly is a non-fuss recipe, Andrea! I served it alongside the roasted root with apples and rosemary. :)