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Do you like to cook?

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Having hobbies that ignite your curiosity and passion helps improve your well-being. One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. Are there other cooks here? If so, what are some of your favorite things to make?

 

I like cooking because it’s one way I get into flow. Eating nutritious and delicious foods is also how I take care of myself and others. One of my favorite things to make is soup. It’s the perfect no-recipe meal! It allows me to use my foundational cooking knowledge while expressing my creativity.

 

Did you know that cooking can help activate your recall memory? It requires you to memorize ingredients and the right proportions to achieve your desired flavors.

 

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@TheSuzyQ  Please post recipe.  Chili and corn bread sounds like the perfect meal on a "chilly" night. 😄

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@AARPRachelA  I'm a soup lover too!  There are so many good veggie broths out there, and it makes soup easy.  Throw in the traditional carrots, celery and onions, and you're half way there. I've been using quinoa for added protein and fiber.  I put the soup in mason jars ( with plastic lids ) and freeze portions that way.  We often add Greek yogurt for creaminess and protein.

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Try adding coconut milk (can, not carton). Really good vegan option.

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I also like to add greek yogurt to my soup 😋

 

I save the ends of onions, carrot tops and celery bottoms. I put them in a bag in the freezer, and when I have enough I make my own broth using an instant pot. Just throw the vegetables in, add water and whatever seasoning you'd like. It makes a delicious veggie broth, and you can also add bones if you have them leftover!

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