Eating soup before meals is a traditional habit many people have forgotten; particularly on urban areas where fast food is many times the routine.
Soup is mostly liquid, so it takes longer to eat than solid food and it can fool your brain and stomach and control your appetite. Also, soup is full of nutrients and fibers which can prevent many diseases.
I was learned this habit with my family and many times it’s me who cooks the soup.
To prove that it’s easy to cook and to help spread this habit again I went to the kitchen and took some photos of how to cook soup.
I like to cook simple soup. Some vegetables swimming on water blended with potatoes is fine but I like to add carrots, beans or other things I may have on the fridge. I call it iSoup
First, I put the water boiling. With this saucepan I can cook soup for 8 persons. As in my house every meal I have 4 people eating I just keep it on the fridge and it lasts for two meals.
Then I add potatoes and carrots:
When it’s all cooked I blend everything (and yes, cooked potatoes also blend, it's not just the iphone):
Now it’s just adding the swimmers and some salt (not too much) and let them cook:
It’s done. You can now add some olive oil. I particularly like to, in my soup plate, add bread to the soup and the olive oil above it but do it as you like…