Easy way to start detoxing
Over the past year I realised that some clients do not cook, but they really wanted to eat healthily. They were daunted by things I find easy …. even how to make soups.
I wrote about this last winter but still find new people wanting a little ‘Soup Help’ ….so here is a simple easy way to get some of your Five A Day and to have something warming at lunch time.
Warming food fills your tummy. It fools your digestive system in to thinking it has eaten more than it has. So soup is a great lunch if you are watching your weight – as long as its isn’t a creamy one!
There are many great recipes out there, but this is a simple easy method.
All soups need a main theme vegetable, a stock, a base vegetable, and seasoning. The base is usually onion. Then choose your themed vegetable…it may be courgettes, carrots, broccoli. The seasoning will blend with the vegetable you have chosen. Preferably you have chosen one that is in season, so a good price too.
Vegetables and seasoning that work well together:
For winter: Carrot and coriander
Parsnips and cumin
Celeriac and apple
For spring: Tomato and Basil
Courgette and Mint
Your stock can be vegetable from a cube or meat from stock made from your Sunday roast.
I like ‘Stock Pots’ as they have great flavour and can be added directly to the pan.
If you have a bottle of wine open, after sauteing the vegetables you can add half a glass and reduce it down before adding the stock.This makes a huge difference to the flavour, but not essential.
I often leave my soup as more of a paste, meaning I use very little liquid in the stock. This enables easier freezing as it takes up less space! Freeze in blocks or cubes. Just defrost and add water to the consistency you require.
Season with salt and pepper
Cool before you…..
Dilute if too thick.
Try not to over cook your soup. It will kill all the vitamins.
Eat Well…..Stay Well