I need to get used to soup which genearally I'm not a big fan of because it never keeps me full but these ones sure do and of course they need to be homemae. I'm going to be wearing my braces for 12-14 months, so for the next year or so I can see that I'm going to be making a lot of soup. I can't really bite down on much which is very frustrating and I'm missing steak like crazy!
Other than that I'm doing really well, my weight is hovering in the 68's at the moment so I'm happy with that. So for anyone that is interested in my soup recipes here they are below, I know that Flour and Milk aren't primal but to make soup I feel you really need that base to thicken them.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 3 cups of chopped up Portabello Mushrooms
- 1 stalk spring onion
- 1 Tbsp fresh Thyme
- 2 Tbsps Butter
- 1 Tbsp All purpose Flour (or use Potato starch)
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1/4 Cup Cream
- Salt & Pepper
- Melt 1 Tbsp of butter and S&P in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in the flour until smooth and cook until golden, this doesn't take long, the flour needs to be cooked or else you will taste it. Gradually stir in the milk and cook until thick and bubbly. Add chicken stock until the thickness that you would like.
- Cook the Mushrooms, spring onion, thyme and 1 Tbsp butter in a covered microwave proof dish, that way the mushrooms create plenty of juice. Add cooked ingredients to your creamy sauce. Either blend to create a smooth soup or leave chunky, add the cream at the end.
Creamy Bacon, Onion and Cheese Soup
4 pieces of Bacon
3 oz Cheese
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Flour (or use Potato starch)
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp Worchestchire Sauce
Capful of White wine
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp paprika
Pepper (no salt, already enough)
- Saute the chopped up Bacon and onion in a little butter until cooked then put aside.
- Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in the flour until smooth and cook until golden, this doesn't take long, the flour needs to be cooked or else you will taste it. Add all sesonings and then gradually stir in the milk and cook until thick and bubbly. Add chicken stock until the thickness that you would like.
- Add the bacon and onion mixture, either blend it all up in a blender or leave chunky.
- Add the cheese once the soup has come off the heat and stir until melted.