Monday, June 22, 2015

New Inspirations

My latest inspiration has come from taking vegetarian products and adding meat.  OK, that seems kind of odd, but vegetarian processed foods are sometimes pretty safe for migraine patients.  I started with Imagine Creamy Squash Soup.  I like squash because it blends well with Indian spices like garam massala, cumin, coriander, etc.  This kind of soup may be problematic because of the onion content, but it's worth a try.  I like to season some chicken with garam massala and ginger, cook the soup and thicken with corn starch, and balance the sweetness with some salt and Tabasco.  Then I throw in some vegetables like spinach, peas and carrots.  Serve that over some rice (maybe with some salt, tumeric and Better than Boullion) and you have something light and very tasty.

This is only the starting point.  Imagine also makes a sweet potato soup with no onions.  Sweet potatoes are an important ingredient in many African dishes.  Again, this could be thickened and used for a sauce.  Or if you need something even simpler for your migraine or migraine patient, look at some purees.  Or even make your own, and you'll have total control over your ingredients.

I'm not going to lie and say it's easy to find a "silver bullet" ingredient that no one else has thought of, but it is really gratifying when you do.  Happy hunting and don't forget to share!