Bisque, Broth, and Booze: The Diet of ChampionsReading Time: 3 minutes
Despite medical advances, dentists still pull teeth.
Yeah, it seems pretty barbaric. Although 3D printed smiles are on the horizon, they aren’t here yet, and I had to endure an extraction last week.
But this post is not all about my health woes. It’s about making lemonade from lemons — or, more appropriate — turning suffering into soup.
Limited to liquids for several days, I ended up learning much about soup. All kinds of soup. As for the booze, that was limited to the later part of the week. A great dirty martini with a bowl of bisque can be a perfect end-of-day meal.
I lost about seven pounds during the week. I even attended Cooks & Corks, which features the top chefs
of Scottsdale. Although I couldn’t sample all the dishes, I went back for seconds on the carrot/ginger soup from T. Cooks at the Royal Palms, which was pretty amazing. And, because it was a Friday night, I had a custom cocktail from Tito’s and sampled Mexican Moonshine Tequila.
I also learned that most “off-the-shelf” soups, even those in healthy groceries, contain sugar and insane amounts of sodium.
So, what’s the point of all this broth blah-blah?
- Necessity can be the mother of exploration.
- Having fewer choices is not necessarily a bad thing. It forces you to be creative within limitations.
- “Souping” is a trend.
- Although I can now eat solids again, I’m keeping up with my soupathon. I’m feeling healthy.
So, if you find yourself in a painful situation that limits or changes your normal routine, simply grab a soup spoon (literal or metaphorical) and sip (or slurp) away!
P.S. My not-so-scientific findings: Eddie V’s, Tommy Bahama, and Mastro’s Ocean Club all have better-than-average seafood bisque. I also discovered Kettle & Fire soups — one of the only brands that doesn’t contain sugar!
Not quite full? Here are some random facts about teeth and soup.
|A graphic history of tooth decay and treatment. We’ve come a long way!|
|The best soup in every state|
|So sad…the original “Soup Nazi” filed for bankruptcy.|
|Mind your manners! Here’s the right way to eat soup.|
I do like a dirty martini (extra olives) but I can’t say that I’ve ever had it with soup. I also learned to make a couple of tasty soups when restricted by a health procedure. I can’t remember the name of it, but my favorite one had fresh spinach thrown in at the last minute.
I’m into eating homemade soup but don’t always make the effort to make it. I should, though. I’d love to lose a few pounds too.