My Secret Soup Ingredient

November 12, 2009 5:56pm CST
Chick Peas Let me explain ... My boyfriend and I love a yummy yummy soup, especially a creamed soup. That is, a soup that has been blended so that it has a smooth texture. My creamed soups are vegetable based, as the thought of blending meat kinda grosses me out. So while my soups tastes great, without any meat they lack protein and thus don't make for a complete meal on their own. Then along came the chick peas, they're loaded with fiber and protein. I add a can of precooked chick peas to my soup and once all my veggies are nice and tender, I blend everything together to make a nice smooth soup. You can't taste the peas, and they do add a beige-ish colour to the soup, but I can deal with that. I've used them in creamed cauliflower soup, creamed butternut squash soup, and a creamed leak and potato soup. They are a great way to slide a healthy legume into your soups. Do you like to hide healthy stuff in your meals?
3 responses
• United States
16 Nov 09
Yup! I hide all kinds of healthy stuff in my foods. A lot of my friends and family won't eat things if they know they are healthy, so I have to be sneaky and not let them know. ;) Everyone loves the breads I make, but they don't know that they're made of whole grains and flaxseed, no white flour, no refined sugar, and are low fat. I'm working to convert my dessert recipes to the same specs. I'm also about to start experimenting with mixing/hiding powdered kelp into some of my foods. I love the chick pea idea! My grandmother doesn't like them, but I love them. I bet I could slip these in without her ever knowing. :) Great suggestion!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
13 Nov 09
Hmm, I don't know if mine qualifies as hiding stuff in food. They do know I put herbs in soup but they just don't know the name of the stuff.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
13 Nov 09
soap is really nice, it warm the body especially during winter, my wife and i love soups we always have a homemade soup we don't really like those pop in the oven soup, eating soup is really great way to add healthy diet like vigies and they are loaded with minerals, vitamins, antioxidant and also helps lower risk of cancers and heart disease