Fridge Clean Out Soup
Morning all! What’s happening in your part of the world? Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s quite a bit of unrest in my neighbouring country of Bahrain. I don’t know too much of what’s going on, other than what friends are posting on facebook and twitter, but needless to say my hearts and prayers go out to everyone that is being effected by the protesting and unrest.
My mum is due to arrive from Australia next week so we might be having to change her flight to arrive direct to Saudi, and NOT Bahrain because at this stage, the causeway (border) has been closed for us to enter Bahrain
Yesterday I started my day off with a hot water & lemon and cayenne pepper (thanks Melody for the cayenne pepper idea)
Then chased it with a detox juice:
Beets, celery, apple, lemon, parsley, carrot, red & green cabbage. Blended with 1 t of Vitamineral Green.
I decided to invite a couple of girlfriends over to have a girly catch up and also to clean out my fridge
I’m due a grocery stock up but still have some produce in my fridge that needed eating. What better way than to make a hearty soup.
So out came the Turbo Chef.
I do love that it chops pretty much everything and I don’t have to pull out my larger electrical food processor. And it’s much simpler to clean too.
Then what to do with all the ‘comedy pieces’ of the zuchinni’s following the oodles of zuchinni spaghetti I made for the workshop on Sunday night?
Throw them in the soup too.
Here I put in 3 cups of soaked green lentils, 2 x 400g cans of tomatoes, 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, veggie broth (with extra 800g of water) some curry powder, himalayan sea salt and cracked black pepper. When the soup was cooked, I took a stab mixer to the pot and puree’ed it all.
Then I found some left over cooked ‘real’ and zucchini pasta in the fridge from a dinner a few nights back. What to do?
Make a pesto and serve up as a pasta salad served 2 ways. So now I needed the food processor!
I spread the pesto out over both the cooked and the raw pasta and served them up with the soup for a bit of a mixed dinner, but a great way to eat up some of the produce before I head out tomorrow to restock some fresh veggies.
Another great idea is to juice up the last of your produce before you head out to restock, and dehydrate your ‘just about to go off’ fruit into dried fruit treaties.
Do you have any other useful tips or tricks for using up your veggies/fruit before heading out to restock?
Come back later for the above RAW pesto recipe – I’m doing a raw version of my all time favourite Marks & Spencer salad I used to look forward to when I worked in an office job in London .
Oh how I loved Marks & Spencer and their fabulous range and ready made meals!Share on Facebook