This means that:
Tim: “Through a little background reading I’ve found that coriander is a natural preservative. I guess this could explain its popularity around the world, especially in hot climates where food can spoil quickly… No such luck in North London for us unfortunately. In Iran it has been used to treat anxiety… I’m guessing for the leaders of this country its effectiveness as a treatment for this is somewhat aided by the acquisition of nuclear arms (this is my attempt at satire, not at politics).
We all know politics and food are two things designed to ruin a meal, so I will shut up! Enjoy the soup! 🙂 ”
1. Chop the garlic cloves, onion and spring onions and sauté them in a saucepan. Add a pinch of salt.
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This was last night’s soup, in honor of Tim’s Welsh roots 😉
So, yes. I have a small bruise that serves as a little yellow reminder of the returning blood test I received last Friday. It has been 10 weeks since the initial diagnosis and with the help of the ever- forgiving, eagle-eyed Freesia I have lost 6 kilos, which is around a stone in old, devaluing English money. So the tangible, tape-measurable measures of a better diet seem to point in the direction that I am certainly more healthy. However, the official cholesterol count will provide the proof in the low-fat pudding.
However, it is unclear as to whether the results will be in before Christmas… I am gonna be extra vigilant over the next few days so I can have a few little treats during my days off. As a result of my odd working patterns I have suggested that Freesia offers to cook for me each evening. And she has offered as a result of my request to oblige.
So we decided to enjoy the week of soup. A sort of souped-up soup week. A different soup for each day of the week. I’ve just finished my last 12 hour shift before Christmas and have just enjoyed leek and potato (recipe to follow).
The other soups are yet to be decided but we will hopefully post a new one each day. Hopefully you, out there in Blogshire will enjoy them.
It was snowing early this morning, it’s almost Christmas…. so I felt like baking something. I remembered my Grandma’s biscuits with that lemon and vanilla flavour and thought it would be nice to wait for Tim this afternoon with a coffee and some warm biscuits 😉
Risotto is one of the Italian classics I really enjoy cooking. I use Carnaroli rise which plump grains create a creamy and velvety risotto. It is meant be creamy but don’t panic! For those on a diet or on a healthy-eating program, here is my way to make it – no cream at all, just olive oil and low fat cheese. Hope you enjoy it!
1. Chop the veggies (and mushrooms)
2. In a saucepan with 4-5 tbsp of olive oil put the onion and garlic to fry lightly (or sauté) until transparent.
I had promised some healthy desserts, so here is my fruit stew. It’s so easy to make and if you use skimmed milk and Splenda instead of whole milk and sugar, then you’ll make it low-calory!
lngredients for 2 people