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Three carrots, one potato and a scotch bonnet chilli. The ends should be removed from the carrots and washed them, then peel the potato finely. Grated the carrots and the potato and  removed tha seeds from the scotch bonnet chilli. (Please be very very careful with chillies and particularly this type).

 

I then placed the grated potato and carrot an chilli with a pinch of salt and a sprinkling of  ground black pepper !/4 teasponful into a saucepan with 3 and a half large mugs of water. Bring to the boil and simmer on a low to medium heat for at least an hour until the liquid is reduced. Half way, i also added two large squashed (with the back of a knife)  but roughly roughly chopped cloves of garlic.

 

As my blender typically wasn't working i used a potato masher to mash the ingredients into more or a soupy consistency (bottom photo).

 

I had thought of the cauliflower also but changed my mind and decided to go for a medium sized  broccolli instead so i put it, into the steamer. I added some of most of the broccolli stalks (though removed) because i think they are very tasty.

 

With the broccolli almost cooked and having left the soup in the pan to cool a bit i waited. I wanted to blend it so fine almost watery but i couldn't without a blender and have/ drink the soup as a cold soup. But it actually turned out ok anyway....................It was now day 59 and had lost 24lbs.

Yes there had been the odd mis-hap/ the odd pound put on again/ But, i have also written about getting back on track. Do not worry, you can too!

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A simple carrot and potato and broccolli soup

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