Day 27/100 of #postnatalfitness
My earliest memories of homemade soup are from the time when I was probably 10. One of us in the family was recuperating from sickness and papa used to pack it full of the best seasonal veggies and serve it to all of us. My sister and I have picked up many of our flavour preferences from our father - he's a humble man with a simple lifestyle. Less oil and spice, more raw, seasonal, grilled and roasted stuff is what he likes to eat. This soup is my dad's recipe and it's a staple at my home now.
I put in it whatever veggies I have at hand. Today's had tomatoes, carrot, beetroot, parwal, ginger, garlic, lauki, spinach and amla. It sounds like a lot of effort goes into this but it doesn't take more than half an hour to put this together. I prepare it in parts every time I'm in the kitchen to do something - pressure cook the veggies, blend them on the next trip and finally simmer the soup when I go next. Since I usually have it in the evening - before dinner or with a salad for dinner - I'm in no rush to finish making it and it is always subsidiary to my main task in the kitchen at any point of time.
Soups like these are packed with nutrients, are low in calories and have enough fiber to keep you going for sometime. I'm going to experiment with bean soups some time. But for now, I love having a big bowl of this everyday around 7 pm.
Weekly break from all exercise today. I'll get to an HIIT workout tomorrow. It was a lazy Saturday - we watched a movie, played some games that involved all of us, and have started planning for P's birthday next month! Yay...his birthday prep gets me so excited!
PS: Day 5/30 of #wakingupearly
#earlyrising - I had a nice long sleep today and got out of bed at 7:30 am. Enjoyed it.
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