I love a rainy day and what better way to spend a rainy day, than by preparing a nice big pot of delicious, creamy soup.
Following the LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle, I have found that I am making use of my old favourite recipe books less and less – why? Why when this lifestyle is meant to be a cinch and so easy and so similar to our previous way of eating, have I managed to abandon my favourite cook books?
One of my all time favourites is the Grey High School, Still Cooking the Grey Way, 2nd Edition, 2009. It is a compilation of easy, delicious recipes, either used by the various school committees for special events or contributed by parents or staff members. It has saved many a tricky catering situation for me in the past and over the weekend I decided that I needed to look at my old favourite again and attempt to amend some recipes containing flour, peas, beans, potato and sugar or see how many starter / soup recipes would fit into our new lifestyle or see how many of them didn’t require any changes at all.
I was pleasantly surprised, there were so many starter / soup recipes in the book, which I did not have to change at all, some just needed to have simple things like margarine substituted with butter or sugar replaced with xylitol. The soups / starter recipes have re-ignited the excitement for my recipe book and has expanded my horizons for real food. I now can not wait for Summer to try some salad recipes, which I haven’t thought of using previously.
On Saturday I decided to make some Cauliflower soup, we eat large amounts of cauliflower, as it is the perfect low carb vegetable – normally we consume it in the form of cauliflower mash or cauliflower rice, so I wanted to try something completely different. This is what prompted me to get my old faithful out to see what ideas it had to offer. I found a cauliflower soup recipe which appealed to me, but wanted to add my own flavour to the recipe and came up with Cauliflower / Chorizo soup, well…. it was so delicious, that my family demanded that I make it again on Sunday.
The idea for the above blogpost is in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Singin’ in the Rain.”