As January draws to a close, my detox soup trial must also come to an end. Since 30th December I have had a fruit smootie for breakfast, a large lunch and then a soup for dinner. I have also cut down on my cakes, biscuits and chocolate consumption – I would say by well over 50%. I have lost nearly 3/4 stone, my trousers feel like they will fall down and I can do my belt up a couple of notches. I feel trimmer and much better for myself. That’s not to say I will go back to my old ways. The large lunch and soup for dinner does not match the home routine. So I will still try to have a large lunch but will have a smaller portioned dinner. And I’ll definitely be having fewer sugary things than I normally do.
So the last soup was tomato soup, from BBC Good Food. Wow – there’s a lot of tomatoes! As with most of the soup recipes I’ve tried, you throw in an onion, carrot and celery (I haven’t quite worked out why celery is prevailent in so many soups! Please tweet me the answer!). Then you drop in the tomatos. I didn’t realise this but you need to take out the hard cores -they don’t soften apparently. The recipe called for a couple of bay leaves, and by lucky coincidence I had some on the shelf (I had to blow the dust of the lid first!). Let it simmer for a 25 minutes, give it a blizt and there we have it – tomato soup!
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My best intentions of a soup a day were somewhat scupper by lack of planning and foresight as to what was coming up diary-wise. Nights out and lunches with friends meant I had to put my soup plan on hold.
Back to it today with a carrot and coriander soup. Really easy and just like the pea soup – carrots and coriander instead of the peas! The BBC recipe also called for a potato so, learning from my heavy, starchy last attempt I just put a small one in. Onions, stock and a large handful of coriander all blitzed together made a rather lovely soup! I feel healthy again!!!
Do you have a (easy) soup recipe you’d like me to try? Tweet me at @jelly_wobbler.
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It’s the time of year when you look at your waist, the empty wrappers of Roses and Quality Street (having wasted an extraordinary amount of time cross-checking colours with reference cards) and the mountains of calories still waiting to be consumed trapped inside chocolate, cake and mince pies in the kitchen. It’s time to take action so I am going on a mini health kick. I’ve decided to have a fruit Smoothie for breakfast, a main course lunch and healthy soup for dinner. No bread and cutting down the sweets (not entirely…..baby steps to start with). I’m not really a soup person so my jelly wobble is to make different soups for my dinner, and I will post one each day.
Today I tried pea soup because all the recipes say it’s easy. Fry some onions, add chicken stock and loads of peas. Easy-pea, er, sy. I thought it wouldn’t be that filling so I decided to throw in a potato to thicken it up. Whizz end it up, added in some crème fraîche when serving and it was lovely. Not sure how filling it’ll be, as it was demolished in seconds!! And I feel righteously healthy. Now to resist the mince pies calling my name from the kitchen…
Do you have a soup recipe you’d like me to try? Tweet me at @jelly_wobbler.
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