Hello I'm back from SXSW! The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy, but I am back and in a somewhat normal routine once again. March always tends to be a busy month after the slowness of January and February, and this time has been especially busy because over the past week I have been at SXSW with the feedfeed! It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too. I was able to meet so many creative and food-loving individuals from all over Austin and beyond. I also got to finally meet my coworkers for the first time since working with them, which was really nice to finally put faces to names.
Each day we had a very full schedule which kept us busy! We ran food styling demos in our lounge at The Driskill Hotel, and had events in the evenings that we either hosted or attended. I even tried Franklin BBQ for the first time (without having to wait four hours in line) and while I can't say I thought it was as good as all the hype, it definitely was delicious.
What else is new? Last weekend Kyle and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary (!!) and we went to Fredericksburg for a night and stayed in a wagon. I was a little hesitant that it would be a disaster of an experience for celebrating an anniversary and all, but was pleasantly surprised to find how big the wagon was inside and how clean and brand new everything was. We talked with the sweet owners and they said they had just finished building it only a few months before. We even built a cozy fire in the fire pit right outside and it was almost like camping except way better because it was not actual camping. Of course, we had to have German food while in Fredericksburg so we had dinner at Otto's and it was amazing. If your are ever there you should definitely try their schnitzel!
Now about this soup! Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day (also, my birthday!!!) and I'm glad that I was able to bring something green to the blog in celebration. While a healthy broccoli and spinach soup might not be what you had in mind for celebrating St. Patty's day, after eating a lot of random stuff for SXSW I would gladly welcome some healthy veggies. Although, since it is also my birthday I probably won't be eating super healthy since cake will definitely be involved. : D
Oh, and! I did a live demo of how to style these creamy soup's on the feedfeed's instagram on Monday, and had so much fun doing it. I talked a bit about what equipment I use for photography and briefly how I make GIF's like the one above. So for anyone who tuned in to watch that, here is the super simple recipe. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Miso Soup
- 1 tbl. Olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 16 oz. Broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups spinach
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbl. miso paste
In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, and cook until soft. Add in the garlic, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add in the broccoli, water, and miso. Cover and allow to cook until broccoli is soft, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the spinach, cooking for less than a minute until the spinach is soft and wilted.
Transfer soup mixture to a high speed blender and blend in batches until smooth.
Serve with a dollop of yogurt, fresh black pepper, olive oil, and finely diced red onion (optional, but delicious!).