Both soup and chicken fast day recipes were a success yesterday
I read several versions of the recipe for the soup then made up my own to use the ingredients I had to make 2 portions, which was all I needed
I used one leek (150 g) one courgette (300g) and 100g of watercress. I cooked the courgette & leek (sliced in 500 ml of veg stock then added the chopped water cress stalks and cooked for 5 minutes. Then I blended, adjusted the thickness with a tad of potato starch (I mean to use instant mash, but I'd run out). Then I added the leaves to the hot soup, let stand a couple of minutes and blitzed lightly so the chopped leaves ran through the soup, Added a dollop of low fat Greek yogurt, Delish.
The chicken dish was in the end the meat of two skinned & boned chicken thighs (just over 200g meat), two shallots, the white of one small leek, 2 sticks celery. one can flageolets, a chicken stock cube (Kallo low salt) a splash of vermouth, a clove of garlic , and abou t120 g artichoke hearts defrosted & cut in wedges
Lightly sautéed the cubed chicken with One Cal spray, gradually adding the raw veg including garlic. Added a splash of vermouth, then the flageolets, stock, artichokes, a small bouquet of herbs and two big strips of lemon zest. Hot water just to cover . Simmered very slowly for half an hour, checked seasoning, and served sprinkled with parsley. Served in a bowl (2 portions) Yum.
Today the remains of the soup & a small sandwich for lunch, breakfast granola & berries, book club tonight - falafel, hummus, little Turkish pastries (they sell ready to bake at one of the local shops), pitta chips. anything else that occurs - olives of course, maybe some nuts, maybe a second dip