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16 Jan, 2013

Two hundred lunches and counting

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

Yesterday I snapped my 200th photo of my 200th lunch. Here it is:

Chickpea soup

If you’re curious as to why the heck I’m taking pictures of my lunch every day you can read about it right here. (And if anyone out there wants to buy me lunch I’M ALL EARS.)

I’ve been on a soup kick lately, as you probably have already guessed from a recent post on the issue. Soup makes a pretty satisfying lunch, and interestingly, I think it’s helped me lose some of that Christmas poundage. But here’s the big question: do the kids eat my soups? Sadly, they do not. But I always diligently spoon some into tiny ramekins for sampling and I always hold my breath while I wait for someone to exclaim: THIS IS GOOD MOM. It’s only happened once in recent memory, and that was with this potato soup recipe (but that wasn’t really a surprise because it tastes EXACTLY like liquid mashed potatoes).

The soup pictured above was borne out of desperation. I didn’t have anything planned for lunch, and I was starving because I had forgotten to eat breakfast. I poured a bunch of stuff together and it worked out! Woot! Don’t you love it when that happens? (Also, I hate eating my culinary failures.) I uploaded the recipe to Recipes.ca because I thought it was worthy of sharing with a larger community. (Er, and I’m the editor, and this is the kind of stuff that I do.) Speaking of which, are you a member of Recipes.ca yet? I’d love to see what you’re cooking!


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4 Responses to "Two hundred lunches and counting"

1 | Brenda A.

January 16th, 2013 at 9:20 am

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That looks so yummy! In our house winter=thick, home made soups. Often!!!

2 | fan 5

January 16th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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love it! keep posting inspiration!

3 | Laurel

January 18th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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I LOVE soup also and photographed my lunchtime soup the other day-it received a lot of comments:) You never know what is going to trigger the peeps but often it’s the tummy:)
My hubby makes great soups and now that the kids are a bit older they like some. I find the creamy or chunky soups do the best here i.e. potato soup or a cream of something and even more so my new love affair with my crock pot has me making ‘one bowl wonders’ and stew stuff that everyone loves:)

4 | Jenna

January 19th, 2013 at 9:36 am

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Lunch in our house is mostly leftovers, and in the winter, that’s frequently some kind of soup. I’ve been eating a wonderful leftover veggie chili for the past few days. SO GOOD.

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