VELVETY SPINACH AND BEAN SOUP WITH CUMIN AND SMOKE SPANISH PAPRIKA

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How is it that some people manage to load you with bad feelings when you talk about their problems while others can talk and discuss theirs and you feel perfectly well? I have always been sensitive to people with interior problems, no I don’t mean that I’m good at dealing with it but that I can sense how people feel most of the time. I really believe in good and bad vibes (I know it makes me sound like someone out of New Age but I’m not, I felt like this even before you ever heard of NA so maybe it makes me more into a hippie but I’m too young for that. What a difficult generation I belong to) and how these affects us and our relations to each other. Or at least to me. I shy off when I meet people oozing anguish because they bring out my own anguish and I’m perfectly happy with my own. I have noticed that people oozing it like that often aren’t dealing with their problems, sometimes they don’t even know what it is they are feeling, they know that they are feeling bad but just go on living, while other people who obviously are not feeling well at all but has pinpointed the problem often can be wonderful to be with.

Better get on with the soup, this is a soup full of flavour, it’s quite strong actually but I need that now and then and especially when its hot, I wonder why?

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VELVETY SPINACH AND BEAN SOUP WITH CUMIN AND SMOKE SPANISH PAPRIKA

200 g/7 1/8 oz cooked (or frozen) spinach
150 g/ 5 1/4 oz cooked white beans
1/2 clove of garlic, chopped
1/2-1 tsp cumin seeds
500 ml / 2,1 cups of light stock
Smoked Spanish paprika
Salt
Olive oil, extra virgin

– Braise spinach and beans in some olive oil together with garlic and cumin seeds.
– Add stock and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
– Run the soup in a blender until it’s really smooth and velvety.
– Check the salt and serve with a sprinkle of smoked paprika and a drizzle of olive oil on top.

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