Sadly, I have few photos to remind me of our time there. We visited so many temples, watched elephants parade and play soccer, saw a snake show (and Sam actually held the snake), took a ride in a tuk-tuk. But, one summer while the kids and I were away, DH decided to reformat the computer. He didn't think to back anything up. All our pictures from Thailand were on there and that was that. Only the memories remain. My bedroom now has lots of little elephants hanging about.
Anywhoo ... today on Yahoo I read an interesting article about soup. The opening paragraph reads: The healing power of soup: something that both scientists and grandmothers can agree on. From helping you lose weight to warming you up from the inside out to boosting your immunity, soup is a winter staple that you shouldn’t be without. Maybe that is one reason that it is celebrated this month with its very own National Soup Month. Here's a closer look at what you can do to benefit from soup's amazing healing powers. You can read the whole article by going here.
I love soup and make it all year round. Last week I found a slow cooker recipe, but since I like fast and easy, I decided to make it my own.
Savory Bean Spinach Soup
3-14 oz cans vege broth
1 15-oz can tomato puree (I used diced canned tomatoes and a bit of tomato paste)
1 15-oz can white beans
1/2 cup brown rice (I used instant)
1/2 cup chopped onion (saute in a bit of olive oil)
2 cloves garlic minced (I used garlic powder)
1 tsp dried basil, crushed (I also sprinkled in some Italian seasoning)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bag frozen spinach
shredded or powdered parmesan cheese to serve
Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil then just add everything together and let it cook for about 20 minutes. I added a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it extra spice.
This is a nice, thick yummy soup! Had it with some wasa toast and smoked provolone cheese. Delicious!
Today I had leftover soup for lunch and wasa topped with avocado (mashed with salt, cumin, lemon juice).
Yesterday was bright and sunny, but during the nite we had a little rain pour that lasted all of about 30 seconds. Today was a bit cloudy. I saw the skyline this afternoon and thought it looked rather silvery gray.
These pictures were literally snapped just seconds apart. I could see the sun as it was dropping behind the clouds. Amazing
Wishing you all a delightful, restful and soothing Sunday! Peace & blessings, Tammy (PS I hear thunder :)