Just kidding, but really we do love tofu. Our first dish to dip in the hot pot would be tofu, I even replace half of the meat with tofu when making my Vietnamese fried spring rolls (recipe here). So of course with this hot weather, dishes made with tofu is on the top of my list, because no matter what dish it is, tofu always bring a very refreshing and light mouthfeel. My last meal can proably be names “The tofu medley”, because tofu is included in both the meat and the soup dish. It’s really delicious though, so we both ate to our heart’s content.
Because my Poached broccoli with oyster sauce only used up half a broccoli, so I used the rest of the broccoli to make this soup. This is also a dish from broccoli that I find very easy to eat, and it would be delicious as an appetizer or as a main dish served with bread
This week Matthias came to Grenoble, and it was really unlucky that not even a day after his arrival that he had a sore throat, so he’s been coughing up storms ever since, and he doesn’t feel so good either. So of course he’s now the ‘patient’, and of course a ‘patient’ has to be pampered, and if the ‘patient’ wants to eat something, of course the healthy one will cook it. Today he asked for pumpkin soup and garlic bread for lunch.
It’s almost the end of pumpkin season here but it is still very cheap and delicious, and garlic bread is an easy dish. Both of these dishes are categorized as appetizer, but for Matthias and me, dipping the hot and crunchy garlic bread into the warm rich soup is more than enough happiness, especially in this cold winter weather. I put a slight twist on the simple pumpkin soup with some mascarpone, you can replace that with a cube of ‘La vache qui rit’ cheese, which would be as delicious