I love your cooking style, Alison - it's what I'd like to do if my family were more adventurous. I have to laugh, because I really LOVE soup, but Alice and Andrew really don't eat it. iIn fact, last night I made some chicken noodle soup (plain right?) with leftovers, and neither of them ate more than a few bites. It was good too! And of course, it's impossible to make a little bit of soup. The last I made was Mulligatawny, it was PERFECT, and I had to eat every bit of it. I'm not complaining, it was delicious.
I think I will make the squash with ginger chili and coconut - it sounds heavenly.
I just found out recently that ginger is very good for you, it cured my headache this morning. I now keep candied ginger and the pickled kind, (the pink stuff they serve with sushi) in my fridge in case of headaches.
The soups I make are usually for me, Libby will try then, Chris isn't much of a soup person but I have it for lunch and I always make too much, that's what a freezer is for, any vegetable that's on cheap becomes a soup. They're brilliant for filling me up, a great way of keeping weight down.
Libby is an extremely adventurous eater, Joe is the opposite, rarely do we eat the same meal, I make one meal for 3 of us and another for Joe. He has been getting better but it's a slow road, at least now when we go abroad he will eat more than bread and bananas.
I'm having to completely reassess my diet at the moment in lieu of the now confirmed ME diagnosis. It's pretty good anyway, I kick off every day with a bowl of hot porridge, lunch is usually soup, a yoghurt and a piece of fruit and the evening meal is usually something homemade. Well I've dug down into my diet a little more and have introduced ground almonds into the porridge, nuts as snacks, prunes, a couple of tins of tuna a week and some more oily fish.
Fish, I love fish but hubby hates it ands it's so expensive it seems too much of a luxury for one. So I've gone for anchiovies for pasta dishes and smoked mackerel, these aren't too epensive. Saying we're an island nation we have exptremely expensive fish.
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