Lunch a chilly late autumn day, plus some sewing!

I prepared chick pea soup for lunch today. Soup is great for warming up an inactive body as mine has been lately. It is getting pretty chilly here in Sweden!! ๐ŸŒฌโ˜

I cooked a whole container, first letting the peas rest in cold water for 8 hours to soften.

Cooking a larger batch is more energy and time efficient. The soup will be a welcome complement to any meal the coming days!

I added vegetable stock, olive oil, various salts, dried spices such as cumin, chervil and nutmeg.

The red color is from powdered organically grown red beets, rich in minerals (potassium, iodine, calcium and manganese) and vitamins (C B2, B3, B6).

Spiced chickpea soup
Savory super-soup

I mostly spend my time in the cellar working on this website lately. I have a bed and a small office set up, and I now got the infrastructure to brave the outdoors. Two essential parts:

1) My old bike

What was not usable is now in shape to bring me around shorter distances. I just want to clean it a bit better and replace the batteries in the rear lamp before I roll out again!!

2) A pair of high quality wind-resistant trousers

My father gave me these, but they were too wide to stay on.

How I made the pants fit my slimmer waist

I folded the pants in two symmetrically aligned places in the back, placed a needle pin in each fold to hold the textile firmly in place and made two straight seams with the sewing machine. Perhaps it took me 15-20 minutes. Most of the time was probably spent searching for a black thread to replace the white one with.

sown trousers and a plate with food
One of the seams sown to shorten the waist circumference of the pants

Thanks to my mother for letting me use her neatly ordered high-tech sewing equipment!

Sorry for getting so sidetracked.. Back to the food!!! ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‡

I served the soup with couscous, sliced raw zucchini, red bell pepper and mushrooms.

I used the same vegetables on organic dark whole grain bread with sunflower seeds, except I made a yummy spread to top it with from

  • a banana ๐ŸŒ
  • cashew nuts
  • olive oil
  • frozen raspberries
  • blueberries
  • salted peanuts

My father tried it and approved! Phew! ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜

I reused the green tea leaves from the early morning breakfast by refilling the empty tea pot with a glass of water heated in the microwave.

Thanks for reading! Before you go, please click the like button, it helps me out a lot! And if you really enjoyed this post, share it with your family and friends! Have a magnificent day! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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