Monday, June 23, 2008

One Wild Chick Soup!

I finally got my hands on Eat Drink and Be Vegan by borrowing it from the library. Yesterday I made my first recipe from it: One Wild Chick Soup! It had chickpeas, wild rice, carrots, celery and herbs. It was a little bit on the bland side(maybe because I left out to salt), but in a good, comforting way, not in a disgusting tasteless way, if that makes any sense. I can't wait to try more recipes from this book!

A few days ago my family join the Pflugerville Rec Center. It has a weight room and an indoor(air conditioned!) track, and a basketball court. I've been wanting to start doing some strength training, so this is a great way to start. I've been doing pretty good with my walking and jogging, but what I really need is to tone and strengthen my muscles. And maybe it will help me get rid of the weight I've put on in the last 6 months. I'm not overweight, but I'm not thin like I used to be, and I have no muscle tone. I want to get in better shape.

6 comments:

Paulina said...

I've actually been wanting to make that soup for a while now, but I guess I never have all of the ingredients on hand.

I also feel that I need to get in shape. Climbing up the stairs makes me so tired, a definite sign that I'm out of shape. Let me know how your strength training goes!

Healthy eating blog said...

i think i know what ya mean!.........................................kind of! :o) just kidding. wow that looks amazing! i havent made homemade soup in a longg time and when i first saw the picture i that it was chicken noodle soup,(not on a vegan website!) but it still looks good chicken or no chicken! (glad its NO chicken though.)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I need to get MY hands on that cookbook.

Seriously, I've put off buying it because I have too many cookbooks as it is... but this one seems special.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hey girl, I just realized I don't have you on my blogroll. May I add your lovely site?

Joanna said...

I love Dreena Burton's cookbooks. If this is your first of hers, it won't be the last. I bought all three within 2 days haha I haven't tried that recipe, but I love soup and chickpeas are in my top 10 favorite foods!

Austin Real Estate said...

Thanks for this comfort soup recipe. Seems simple to prepare and definitely tasty.