Holiday Recovery – Part 1

Well, it’s been a while, huh? Anyways, i am sure that i am like every other person out there and slowly recovering from a month of completely over indulgence and no need for cooking for one (can we say holiday parties and claiming that hors d’oeuvres are a completely meal in themselves?) So, what to do to get back on track, especially when it is January so things like salads barely have any taste after having traveled for days form far away places? Tis the season for soups!
I know what everyone just pictured, giant pots simmering for hours on the stove, but the truth is, soup for one is a lot easier than you think it would be. Yes, it does take a little planning, because sometimes soup can take a bit of time to make, but it is well worth is…and with a slow cooker, you can plan the night before and come home to a ready made meal (see Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Curried Lentil Soup or Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Soup ). But not all soup has to take a long time. Once of my favourite soups of all times takes maybe 20 minutes total. To make it, all you need to do is get some chicken broth, bring to a boil, adding some sliced ginger, some spinach, and some of that asian hot sauce stuff, maybe some pasta or rice, and just boil until everything is cooked (note, if you want pasta or rice, add that way before the spinach or else you will just get wilted brownie goop)
So my point is, time to get back into a routine, soup works, it’s cold out, and it is a lot better on your waist line than any left over frozen hors d’oeuvres you may have kicking around your freezer!

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