There are times when only a bowl of soup works the magic. For me, it was one of those days. We have had a bit of a traumatic few days, hence the absence of food blog posts recently. I recently had Carpol Tunnel Surgery and during the process a rare tumour was discovered in my finger tip. It led to a few additional things and the big C scare, which is still not eliminated as yet. The first surgery is a couple of months away now, so instead of letting this bring us down I made a comforting bowl of Soup. Unfortunately, that means living on strong painkillers for a while, but at least it doesn’t stop me from doing anything I set my mind to!
This kind of started out as a ‘cleaning out the fridge’ kind of soup, hence making it uniquely comforting and more of a stew than a soup.
I started off by sauteing off some celery and onions in a little Grapeseed oil and whilst they were cooking, I started adding other things into the pot. I found half of a Chorizo sausage in the fridge that needed some attention, so roughly chopped that up and added to the pot, along with some baby carrots that I found. My freezer is usually stocked up with chopped up vegetables, so chopped green beans, frozen corn and peas joined the pot. Added a carton of chicken stock along with some Vegeta seasoning and let the stew simmer on low for half an hour. Halfway through, I added a handful of pasta into the pot.
It was a quick and easy stew or soup, that we enjoyed with some fresh crusty bread and butter that was desperately needed to calm our insides.
Leaving the health scare behind, I am now reverting my attention back to the more important things in life that somehow seem a lot more important now, if that makes any sense. I have a Cooking School opening in a couple of weeks and I am in the midst of the decorating and planning. So much to do, in very little time.