Well, we are back from our whirlwind trip to visit the inlaws and my folks. I am feeling pretty awful after all the indulging, and glad to be home. The kids are faring about as well as I, and I am very much looking forward to getting back into routine and our *normal* diet. My parents gave me a cooler full of home-grown beef (including bones and liver) for Christmas. I am so excited! Stock is becoming a spiritual food and eating experience around here. The kimchi and ginger carrots sat in the fridge while we were away, and I took them out today.
I just got my NT book back from mom, and lent it out almost immediately to bil's girlfriend, who was totally interested. I just can't stop spreading the word!
: Welcome to the new mamas who have joined this thread!
|Also, I've been attempting to lose some weight...does this sort of eating lend itself to that as well?
Hi Danae! I have lost a couple of lbs since eating a traditional diet. My goal never was to lose weight, as i am happy with the weight I am at, but I have lost about 3 lbs. I think you have to find your balance, and your body will regulate itself to a healthy weight. I know some people have lost a significant amount of weight eating a la NT. Lately I started working out a bit, and cut back on my carbs because they've been making me feel gross (well, except for Christmas has been a write-off in terms of diet
: ) and I am noticing that I am slimming up a bit, and it's happening quickly, so I am taking this as a clue that my body is happier without so many carbs. I probably won't lose any weight though because I tend to weigh more when I am fit and have a bit more muscle.
|Would it work if I just sauteed chopped celery, then gently heated some cream; added the celery to the cream, add salt and pepper? Is that the basic gist of a cream soup?
gardenmommy, if you want you can also use stock for part of the liquid. Sautee your celery (with a little onion is nice) then pour in stock (I suggest chicken) and heat, then add the cream, s&p. Let us know how it turns out!