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Hello everyone,

this is my first post here. :)
Since I had a jaw surgery a few days ago, I can't really eat anything for the next few weeks unless it's soup like.
My ideas of soups are finally running short so I wanted to know:

Are there any recipes of soups you would recommend?

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carminaburana
Apr. 22nd, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
I love soups. What kinds of soups do you like - cold soups, creamy ones, consommés?

I made this one recently b/c i had some good cauliflower i wanted to use up:

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cream-of-cauliflower-soup
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 22nd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks a lot. :)

Actually it doesn't matter to me. I'm open minded.
But eating the same again and again is a bit boring so any suggestion helps me :)

The things I tried already:
-Tomato soup
- Asparagus soup
- Potato soup
- Potato-zucchini soup
- Broccoli soup
- Mushroom soup

I tried it with cream and herbs for some variety.
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 22nd, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh right....Nothing too hot because I still have some wounds in my mouth ^^
carminaburana
Apr. 22nd, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon!

Here are some other ideas:
- cold pumpkin soup (or butternut squash)
- vichyssoise (though you might be tired of potato-based soups!) - i also make a very easy potato leek soup that only takes 20 min , if you are interested
- split pea soup (Ina Garten has a vegetarian version that's really good)
- gazpacho (the original Andalusian version is my fave - I would leave out the garnishes if chewing is an issue - http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Gazpacho-Andaluz)
- pureed red lentil soup (this is a popular middle eastern recipe - i like to add some vegetables like carrots and celery and then puree them at the end to blend well with the soup) http://www.dirtykitchensecrets.com/when-lifes-moving-too-fast-i-make-red-lentil-soup/? You can also tone down some of the spices to ease your wounds.
- if you are a fan of beets - borscht
carminaburana
Apr. 22nd, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
More ideas:
- cream of spinach
- watercress
- cold cucumber soup (or along similar lines, white gazpacho)
- Cream of corn soup/corn chowder
- clam chowder

Edited at 2012-04-22 04:58 pm (UTC)
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 22nd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

This should give me some variety
winterraindrop
Apr. 22nd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Don't forget about other options like mashed potatoes and smoothies/shakes. I just wanted to make sure you're not just living on soup haha. I assume you can't have seeds with the sores, but banana/avocado/orange juice is a really good mix.

Also, keep in mind that you can blend just about any soup if there is something that has chunks you don't think you'll be able to chew.
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 22nd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I tried mashing everything even noodles but after some time you just lose the interest in your food and only poke it.
I try to eat as much as I can but I keep losing weight
elizaberglund
Apr. 22nd, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
One of my favourites: cuccini creamy soup. You simply make a vegetable brewing: carrot, leek, sellery, onion and parsley (the root) cooked with bouquet garni until they are soft and gave watter all the aroma. Than take out the vegetable and add cuccini cut in pieces and cook till soft. Than blend it till it is creamy add salt and peper. You could add some creamy cheese to it also when it's cooked. It is very simple but very tasty soup. :)
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 22nd, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks a lot. I will definately try this. It sounds yummi.
elizaberglund
Apr. 22nd, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
It really is ! It's one of my favourites really.

btw, this recipe works well with other vegetables and lentils. I do it with green pies or pumpkin . I use tarragon and garlic instead of bouquet garni for pumpkin and I liek my pie soup with a tiny little bit of cury :)
janewilliams20
Apr. 22nd, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Celery and stilton, carrot and coriander, parsnip and curry, potato and leek, tomato and lentil, cullen skink (not normally blended smooth, but why not?), celeriac and pear (weird, but there's a recipe here that I liked), cabbage soup (white cabbage is a thickener all on its own if you cook it for long enough).

My own usual "recipe" for soup is "what veggies are lurking in the fridge going a bit limp?"
(after inspection): "ok, so is that thicken with potato, or add a can of tomatoes?"

I've done nettle soup in the past, though you do need a source of nettles that's nowhere near a road and the resulting car fumes.

I've heard of lettuce soup, but never tried it.
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
Nettle won't be an option here :)
I doubt I can find some

But lettuce soup sounds interesting. Thank you
loototherah
Apr. 22nd, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
If heat is an issue, you should make yourself gazpacho! I've had watermelon gazpacho that was divine. I don't have the exact recipe, but this should do the trick: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/watermelon_gazpacho.html You could always puree the whole soup when it's done to avoid having chunks you can't chew.

I've made a fantastic tomato crab bisque, and you could always shred the crab pieces to be really super tiny (or again, puree the whole thing when it's done): http://www.theheartofnewengland.com/food/soups/crab-tomato-bisque.html
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
Wow never heard of watermelon gazpacho before. I'm gonna try this. Thank you :)

Not a fan of shellfishes though...
aissi
Apr. 23rd, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
All my soup ideas have already been suggested.

But have you considered some sort savoury custard ? Like chawanmushi ?
randomstasis
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
THat might work!
Made me think of miso soup too, ochazuke and egg drop, udon or zarusoba go down easy too!
I always liked the plain chicken broth with a scatter of green onion and dash of dark sesame oil, too.
not very filling, but delicious..especially when it's hot.lyou cn buy little instant flavor packets to add to rice + hot water, different combinations that have nori seaweed, mini rice crackers (arare), dried salmon flakes, and green tea-flavored pieces- really good if your stomach is upset, too.
http://www.bento.com/trt-ochazuke.html
http://cookingwithchopsticks.wordpress.com/2006/03/28/shake-no-ochazuke/

Edited at 2012-04-23 03:12 am (UTC)
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
I thought about Miso soup as well, but cause of my fast and constant weight loss I have to find more high-calory stuff (I never thought I would say that)
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
But I will definately try Chawanmushi. This looks and sounds very tasty.
Thank you :)))
fiercereaper
Apr. 23rd, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
I don't have a specific recipe for it, but I make a blended buttercup squash soup with almond milk and apple juice as a base. It's a nice savoury/sweet mix.
neo_sin_derella
Apr. 23rd, 2012 06:51 am (UTC)
I will try to find some buttercup squash here. Never seen it before.
Thank you :)
fiercereaper
Apr. 23rd, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Np! Any squat green winter squash will do, really.
fenilla
Apr. 23rd, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Try rice porridge or congee. It's super easy to cook. One part rice to 10 parts water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till it takes on a gruel-like consistency. Add more water if necessary. Stir occasionally or if the porridge sticks to the pot. While the porridge is cooking, season some minced pork with soya sauce and a few drops of sesame oil. Add meat to the porridge, stir till meat is cooked. Adjust seasoning - add salt or soya sauce, pepper and a bit of sesame oil and some chopped spring onion. Enjoy!
wastedmouthfull
Apr. 23rd, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
I loved Mashed potatoes and chicken stock, I also ate a lot of pudding and cream of wheat with butter and honey.
Cream of tomato is good as is butternut squash, and black bean soup.
stufsocker
May. 1st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
3 lbs parsnips
2-3 bags of pre-boiled chestunts
5 sprigs fresh marjoram (bound)
4-6 cups chicken stock
1 large onion
1 cup cream
salt & pepper

Sautee the veggies a few minutes until they start to get tender. Add chestnuts and stock. Bring to a boil. Add marjoram and let the simmering continue for another 5, 7, 10 minutes. Whatever. Remove the marjoram, blend with an immersion blender, add cream. Done
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