There’s nothing quite like buttered toasts and a bowl of vegetables and beans soup for breakfast on a chilly morning. This, we learned during our stay with the Hanasaki last year. Depending on what’s in her fridge —piman, tamanegi, kyabetsu, retasu, ninjin, nasu, kabocha— a sprinkle of dashi and a can of mame, Teruko will put together a hearty bowl of piping hot soup filled with wholesome goodness, which we would gobble up in no time.
Coming back, whenever I make any variance of this soup– never mind that this is actually a recipe from Jamie’s Ministry of Food cookbook– to Alvin, it will always be “Teruko’s soup”.
And that’s what we had for breakfast on one unusually cooling Saturday morning (it was raining the whole night before).
Broccoli, cauliflower, baby spinach, carrot, celery, onion, tomato and beans. I love how simple, humble and nutritious this soup is.