fantasy friday: chilled raspberry soup from the capitol

"I weaken again at a clear green broth that I can only describe
as tasting like spring time, and again when I try a frothy pink soup
dotted with raspberries."

from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

No, I haven't seen the movie yet!

I did finally get around to reading the books though, and they were as wonderful as I expected. I have to tell you, when I read the final page of Mockingjay, I burst into major tears. I had to go finish the epilogue after I'd composed myself.

This wasn't my only overly emotional experience while reading. You should have seen me the night J noticed I was reading the third book...before reading the second book. It's rare to see me so devastated.

But no worries, mmkay? Because we've got some fine Capitol fare on our hands.

I'm sure the chefs in the Capitol put a lot of sneaky special ingredients into their chilled raspberry soup. But this very simple, and very easy recipe passed my Capitol-quality taste testing. It needs just four ingredients and minutes to make it.

Even the amazing food wouldn't be enough to get me to play in the Hunger Games though. J has already told me that Prim reminds him of me...yep, I'd be the one to shed tears if anyone tried to teach me to hunt. Katniss is an amazing character, but I have to admit, I'm just nothing like her. You?

Chilled Raspberry Soup

12 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 tsp lemon NuStevia OR 1/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup water

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until very smooth. Serve chilled.

And may the odds be ever in your favor.


  1. great hunger games post! loved it. I'm more if a katniss just so filled with angst (considering she's still a teen).

  2. This looks so yummy! What a perfect summer treat.

    ps. wait until you see the movie. I'm not typically a movie from a book adaptation fan - but they did well with this one.

    1. SO excited! I'm just waiting for J to finish the books.

  3. LOVED MOCKINGJAY! I too wanted to cry on the last page...but I was on public transit... haha. I never thought about creating a dish from a book like that, what a great idea!!

    1. Oh gosh, I'm so glad I wasn't...it sort of burst out of me. =)

  4. oh my gosh. stop being so cool, clair.

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  6. This looks wonderful! I make a frozen raspberry smoothie almost every day and I happen to have a can of coconut milk and nothing to do with it. I hope I'll remember to try this soon. :)

  7. WOW WHAT this is awesome. Fancy way to eat/drink/consume thick milkshake ;D


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