Saturday, May 15, 2010
I could ask if there’s something magical about soup (my Grandmother would say so!) but I have realized that a pot of nourishing goodies on my stove offers me the chance to keep my sugar levels stabilized with the minimum of difficulty. I have always loved making soup (thanks Granny!) There are endless possibilities and this week I made broccoli, ham pieces and blue cheese – minestrone – butternut squash, sweet potato, chicken and some cream – Thai prawn and coconut with chili and oriental vegetables – Mediterranean vegetables with white beans and herbs from the garden – ham, leek and potato. Also tried fruit soup - apple and orange with cinnamon and toasted almonds and yoghourt was really good and made a great change from savoury soups. I found several fruit soups in the Spark Recipes and plan to try them out.
It all seems to suit me well and I have lost 4lb this week. I know that I won’t live like this forever but for the moment I am happy with the soup. Food has not been the preoccupation that it was and I still have energy to do more in the evening than sit in around with a book or the radio and eat far more than I intended. Eating is often a diversion activity because I’m too tired to do the things I should. In another week I’ll stick with the soup in the daytime and start eating meals in the evening and I’ll just have to see how that goes – if I have found a way to keep my eating habits on an even keel I will be more than delighted.
Cross your fingers for my 'stickability' in this.