For some while now I have been slowly recovering from a serious liver illness, and this has meant that I am on as low fat diet as possible. This has produced lots of food challenges, and today I experimented producing very very low fat leek and potato soup.
leeks, potatoes, celery, stock a table spoon of oats & 1 pepper, 1 clove of garlic. Herbs - mint, parsley and tarragon. 1 Teaspoon of balsamic vinegar Plus salt and pepper to taste
The ratio was roughly one large leek to one medium sized potato to one celery stick to 200ml of stock.
I used 6 leeks which needed roughly 1.2 Litres of stock
I chopped up the leeks into thin strips, the potatoes into 1cm cubes, the celery into thin slices and the pepper as well. Put into large pan added the stock. It needs to cover the ingredients. Bring to the boil and simmer. Then add herbs roughly half a teaspoon of each and chopped garlic. Stir and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are soft. Blitz in the food processor and put back on the heat. (Add some more herbs if necessary i.e. tastes a bit bland) Add the oats and vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes stirring as required. Add salt and pepper to taste. Those not on a low fat diet can add milk or crème fresh to their bowl on serving, to provide a slightly more creamy flavour.
Any spare soup can go in the freezer for another day. It certainly got the thumbs up for a could wet day.
David and Goliath
Yesterday we discussed this famous story highlighted in the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel 17
at our Home Group and maybe because it was well known a good discussion was had by all. One key fact that I had not thought about when preparing for it was “how old was David when he killed Goliath”. Sadly we did not have the internet available during the meeting otherwise we would have been able to look this up 17 seems to be a popular answer as shown here
I think in our general discussion we probably had him a little younger. In my minds eye I saw him around 15. But still he showed all the courage that no one else had. I had hoped that everyone else would reach the same conclusion that I had come to when I had prepared for the meeting and this was the case. - Being a teenager Saul’s armour did not fit (too big) so he did not use it but instead he was equipped with Gods armour, as listed so well by Paul in Ephesians 6
and trusted God to help him completely in getting rid of Goliath
Which Blog Site?
So I have finally got round to setting up a new blog. This is the third time of trying. The first blog site I used a lot of years ago closed down. The second one I tried, somehow I got locked out a few years ago and could not get access. (Lost the password!) So finally have got round to setting up a new one.
Why did I choose weebly? There is a great site makeuseof.com and this lists weebly as a good option in the following article . A quick search on google gives lots of other good reviews. I especially like the no such thing as a free lunch review It was quick and easy to set up. So lets hope for good things going forward.
Dyslexic doodles on photography, food (growing, cooking & of course eating), faith and other fascinating things. This is a personal blog expressing my views.