Sunday, May 29, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes

Carnival of the Recipes is up, go on over to Fresh as a Daisy and take a look!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Creamy Cauliflower soup

This recipe is very healthy one, and yet it still tastes absolutely yummy. Even my hubby, who doesn't like cauliflower, likes this one!

A newspaper we have here, The Sun Herald put out four little pamphlets with an alphabetical list of healthy foods and recipes*, titled "Eat for life". This recipe is from one of the pamphlets.
Here's what they have to say about cauliflower:
"Cauliflower encourages antibody and hemoglobin production and protects against allergy, asthma, migraine and depression. It improves the health of the skin and mucous membranes, helps maintain energy levels and regulates blood fat concentration."

So there you go, yummy and good for you. Win win!


1 cauliflower
2 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped
1 litre vegetable stock
200ml soya milk
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped


Cut off the cauliflower florets and steam until tender. Chop up the rest of the cauliflower and stir fry in the oil with the other vegetables. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes. Blend, then add the soya milk and the florets, seasoning and parsley. Heat through and serve.

*The pamphlets were extracted from "Eat for Immunity" by Kirsten Hartvig. 2002

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Hi everybody

Hello there, it's me. Yes, I know I've been horribly neglectful of you all, being a bit over a month since my last post.

I'm ok. The last month has been a bit of a rollercoaster, but I can see the end of the ride coming.

As I wrote before, work decided that our team was being made redundant. Having to find another job certainly took me out of my comfort zone, I can tell you. Even though it was all for the best (I hate working on the helpdesk, it really really sucks), it is hard to make a move from something that you feel safe in, where you know all the people, you know how to do your job etc. I won't miss the job, but I will certainly miss the fine people I work with. All of them are great, except for annoying git, that is.

But good news, I have a new job. Still for the same company (which shall not be named, being well known globally), but in a different department. I've gone from being a Helpdesk Consultant to ... drum roll please ... Service Delivery Coordinator. Sounds impressive right? What sort of job is it? Umm.. well I'll coordinate ... delivering service I'm guessing. :) Basically following up with vendors and clients, making sure we're meeting our service agreements, getting the job done on time for various things.

So, I finish up on the Helpdesk end of next week, and start my new job on the following Monday.

In other news, I have signed up for another unit for Open University. I have decided to commence a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Design), subject one starts next week. Open University means basically that I study at home, it's all done online. Which is pretty cool.

So busy times peoples. But I promise, I'll try to post regularly again. It's nice to be back.