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My bowl of slime water

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This time of year my office lunches descend into sticking canned soup into the microwave for laziness, but working from home I have no excuse now I’m eating healthier to make my own soups, lurking in there is kale, spinach, rice and some leftover prawns, soup had some chilli flakes dropped in.

I think I used too much stock but it tasted much better than imagined

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The soups I make for myself using leftovers often look like that 😀. You’re right though, they do taste better than they look.

It sounds disgusting but I often poach an egg and drop it into the soup bowl for extra richness and nutrients.

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Ha ha, don't say that I'll be dunking an omelette into one next :)

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😂

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You got me hungry-I love poached eggs, plus you get protein and vitamins-nicely made

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I wish I could cook like that & it’s all heathy ingredients

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Honestly, it was really simple, the hardest thing was a) blending it after cooking the kale and spinach and b) realising I may have used too much stock, hence why I added rice to thicken up a little.

Original recipe was from here: greenkitchenstories.com/spi...

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I need to show to spouse. I can barely flip an egg over. Trying to eat healthier and it’s all in there

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Well pre-lockdown, my go to was fish & chips, kfc, mcdonalds, and meals for one in the oven with an occasional homemade chilli that's why I was 3 stone overweight and diagnosed with high blood pressure.

7 months later, I've learnt to make a load of different meals and not touched any junk food in all that time. I've had a few disasters, but that's both half the fun and half the learning. Really doesn't take much to do anything if it's planned and prepped.

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That’s really healthier as you know. Unless spouse cooks, it a sad TV dinner, which are not very good either-one sees what one can or cannot do when “backed in a corner”

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Soup really is easy. I didn’t make any for years as I thought I needed lots of equipment and know how. All you need is a saucepan and a stick blender (although you could just push the very well cooked veg through a serve or colander). Just cook whatever veg you have - mine’s usually a mix of bottom of the fridge - in a saucepan with enough water to just cover and a stock cube (if you don’t have stock handy, which I never do). You can add whatever herbs and/or spices you want and if you don’t want - don’t 😀, although a grinding of black pepper always helps; there’s usually enough salt in the stock. The beauty is that you can add whatever you want/have to hand - shredded cooked meat, crispy bacon, cream, poached egg 😀.

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Thank You. Trying to do as much as possible.

Nice office lunch. I used to eat sandwiches in the office. Or a sausage roll if I was short of time.

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I think your soup looks really good - and I bet it tasted amazing.

Zest :-)

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Yeah, the chilli flakes definitely gave it a bit of a kick ha ha

Hey Cornish guy...well that soup looks a bit like Pea & Ham soup so i bet it was delicious,but I cant really be bothered to make soup when some of the canned soup is so good,and if i made soup what would i do with it all now I live alone,and dont mention to freeze it as my chest freezer is absolutely crammed with enough food to last me all next year.

Overall i do live quite healthy and my only occasional sin is fish and chips,oh dear,not quite true as i do like to make Victoria Sponge.

But good for you losing weight,its not easy.

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Hey, well I seem to be developing a bit of salt intolerance and canned soups tend to have a bit in.

I too live alone, no partner, etc and no freezer ha ha so I make enough for a couple lunches. Everything I make now is pretty much from scratch.

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Well,i do admire that you make everything from scratch,it is healthier and much better,and i too make pretty well everything from scratch and as i sometimes have another guy around doing clerical work for me,i end up cooking him a meal too,and he does appreciate it ,as when he's at home he does'nt bother for himself,and eats almost anything he can find,and if i told you what his staple diet is you would be shocked,and yet he's fit as a fiddle and thin as a rake. Not fair is it...lol.

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Ha ha see my comment way above, before lockdown I enjoyed a KFC more than a home cooked meal, but sadly I wasn’t thin as a rake ha ha, but shed 2 stone over this summer and in a much healthier position, but gotta keep it up, but not touched junk food since Feb!

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Thats brilliant with the weight loss,i need to lose about a stone,but with recent anxiety i do eat far to much,plus a Vodka at night,something i must stop doing,but anxiety/depression does terrible things to ones way of life.

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Yeah it does I agree with you, well I’m sure you’re doing really amazing ☺️ it’s interesting that anxiety makes me crave the bad stuff too just like you, we need to change that ha ha

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if only .....nothing is easy these days,but we plod on.

i have just eaten home made fish and chips,done in an airfryer,no fat at all apart from whats already on it.

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Umm not sure if mine was tooooo healthily but was home made chicken tikka masala with wild rice, all made from scratch and no salt!! Phew

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Tikka Masala, home made sounds marvellous.I love Indian food,but never made it from scratch.You are very adventures,well done you.

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Well YouTube and a couple people making videos were a big help ha ha

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At least I have a good way of testing Covid with loss of smell with all the spices I have now 😂

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