* This is a sponsored post for Weight Watchers *
Can we get a Woop Woop! Why? Because it is asparagus season. When asparagus season rolls round, it marks the start of Spring and all those ingredients we have been waiting all year for. Asparagus soup is the perfect way to welcome asparagus season.
Considering how much I love asparagus, I don’t feature it anywhere near enough, so asparagus season is going to see an overload of asparagus here on the blog. But, seeing as we are not quite out of soup season yet (some people still have snow, what?!), I thought I would show how you can make a really simple soup with this fantastic spring ingredient.
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One of the main things that I love about food, apart from the way it tastes, obviously, is how we have so many memories attached to food in general, or specific meals. They remind us of different countries we have been to, celebrations, family meals, or something we tried to cook that turned in to a disaster (I am looking at you rice pudding).
This month I am working with Weight Watchers as part of their #WomanKind campaign to share my Happy Mealtime Memories, and do I have some great ones to share with you! Soup always brings back happy memory, as it’s pretty much the first thing I learnt to cook when I was growing up. My grandma is the soup master and although no-one else’s soup can even come close, my Mum and I still try.
My grandma taught my mum how to cook soup and in turn my Mum taught me to cook soup. One of my happiest food memories growing up was arriving at my Nan’s house to the smell of freshly cooked soup and everyone rushing to the table and grabbing chunks of bread to dip in to it. All the ingredients were grown in my grandparents garden, which just made it taste that much better.
I really think that healthy eating can effect our mental health and I think it’s time that we all start talking about happy memories associated with food, rather than the guilt that we can associate with food, and embrace The Power of Positive Thinking. So, let’s start to make that change! Share in the comments below a dish that reminds you of a happy memory. Weight Watchers is all about changing the way you think and inspiring positivity, so I think this is a great campaign to try and change the way that we think about food, all whilst nourishing our body with foods that make us feel our best. Tracking my SmartPoint with Weight Watchers and focusing on my mental relationship with food has helped me so much over the past few months.
Let’s talk about asparagus a bit more shall we? Don’t just boil it until it is tasteless, as there is so much more that you can do with it. Apart from soup, my favourite way to use it is grilling it with some lemon and garlic. SO GOOD! The recipe for that is actually in my book, Hungry Healthy Happy. Have you bought it yet? I also love chopping it up and throwing it in to an omelette or frittata. Oh, Oh! Asparagus pie, that’s another good one.
How to make Asparagus Soup:
- 1 red onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 250 g asparagus chopped into 2 inch pieces
- 800 ml water
- 2 tbsp chives
- 2 tbsp 0% Fage Greek yogurt
- Gently fry the onion and garlic in fry-light until softened
- Add the chopped asparagus and cook for a further 3 minute
- Pour in the water and parsley and simmer for 10 minutes
- Put into a blender and add the Fage Greek yogurt and blend until smooth.
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**This recipe is commissioned by Weight Watchers, however all opinions are my own**