Anti-oxidant soup

I made a delicious soup today. For some reason, I’ve been craving lots of anti-oxidant rich foods lately. Really dark chocolate, a bit of red wine and lots of brightly coloured fruits and vegies. Mealtimes at my place are a constant compromise between my desire to eat healthily, with lots of fresh whole foods  and vegies, and his desire to eat as many processed, fat-laden and sugar rich items as possible. He loves meat and my part time dwelling daughter doesn’t. It’s a constant balancing act.


I experiment a LOT with healthy food that he will like but a lot of my experiments are not that successful. Today’s was, however, and it was so easy, and so delicious, that I wanted to share.

I put a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan and sweated a handful of parsley, some chopped cabbage, two bunchs of spinach, a bunch of kale and some rocket. Then I added about a quarter of a cup of water, one old carrot sitting at the bottom of the vegetable crisper, a teaspoon of low salt vegie stock powder and put the lid on tight and a simmer ring on the hotplate: simmering for about half an hour. The hand held blender came out and I pureed it to a smooth consistency, with two tablespoons of low fat cottage cheese to make it creamy.


I served it with grated fresh granny smith apple and a pesto made out of freshly grated sharp cheese, basil, garlic, ginger and a little tomato juice. Swirl a tablespoon of each in the top of the bowl and serve hot.


(I also whipped up fresh bread rolls, with chives and herbs in them but it wasn’t necessary).


I called it ‘green sludge soup’ (for the colour) and I forsee we will have it often because it got rave reviews from all of us.




About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.
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