(Diet) Day 39 – the last of the soup swop recipes!

So the last of the soup swop dishes have gone into the freezer, ready for later this week and next.  One is an old favourite of mine, Carrot and Coriander, the other is Florence’s Carrot and Fennel Soup with Cod and Dill (which personally I’m waiting for a night on my own, when I can … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 36 – Soup for lunch and some of the Soup Swop recipes!

The great thing about a soup swop is that you get up the next morning and open your fridge to containers of yummy soup.  The kids groaned at the thought of numerous liquid lunches looming ahead, and suggested next time, it should be a pizza swop or a cup cake swop! But in the end, … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 35 – The Soup Swop!!

Last night was the night! The first ever Brussels Soup Swop (as we know it!)….  5 great friends arrived after stressful preparation of sorts, and presented their products. Lots of thanks to Jules (Creamy Broccoli Soup from Griswold, Iowa), Helen (Spiced Lentil and Coconut Soup, her first ever!), Florence (Carrot and Fennel Soup with Codfish … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 34 – The night before the Soup Swop…..

Suddenly the Brussels Soup Swop has crept up on us all.  Tomorrow, or as I sit here at 1.15am, actually today, has arrived rather quicker than we thought.  That means in certain kitchens in Brussels tonight, there has been a mild case of panic, sometimes bordering on histeria, creeping into family life.  Yes, we really … Continue reading

Diet Day 23 – Organising the Soup Swop

I am really excited.  Finally we’ve got a date, some friends rounded up, and we’re getting ready to Soup Swop!! So far it’s been really easy to do, and the enthusiasm from others is really motivating.  Over the next 2 weeks all my friends need to do, is work out which soup they; love the … Continue reading

Diet Day 21 – the Soup Swap!

One great thing about the diet is how I have had to focus on finding fun, tasty and exciting soups to regularly replace my lunchtime ritual of Quinoa and Chicken.  I have found some great recipes, Spicy Parsnip and Pear, Carrot and Coriander, and Hot and Sour Chicken to name but a few of the … Continue reading