One soup a day keeps the doctor away
My favorite soup is borsch… or pickle soup… or dock soup. Honestly, there are so many, that I even can`t pick one. But it was not always like this.
In Russia it is important to eat soup during the lunch. You need first eat soup, then some meat and garnish and then a drink. That is how lunch is served in the day-care centers, in schools, in office cafeterias. It is a tradition that came from Soviet Union and it is considered as a healthy diet, because the soup makes your stomach feel good.
However, it is extremely hard to make a child to eat soup, probably because of the texture. When I was a kid, I was not an exclusion and I always preferred something different to the soup. Though my mom was trying to do her best in convincing me. She spent a lot of time cooking various soups, and everyone who has cooked soup, especially Ukranian one, borsch, knows that it is a time consuming activity. Of course, I tried to be diplomatic and never denied eating mom`s soup, but I still ate without pleasure. My relationship with soup was at this point for at least 25 years of my life.
It was only several years ago when I started thinking about my health and well-being.
I realized that poor diet could make you feel bad not only physically, but morally. I learned that it can lead, for example, to the lack of energy and make you feel tired and apathetic. That happened to me. Sometimes I found myself exhausted in the mornings, even before starting my day. I came to a conclusion, that I needed to do more sports, spend more time outdoors and change my diet. That is how soup got the new positive meaning for me.
Now when I eat soup, I feel how kind I am to my body. And I enjoy the taste, the warmth, the texture. I came to the point when I started to cook soup myself! The list of my culinary achievements includes gazpacho, ramen and norvegian salmon soup. And to tell the truth, I am very proud of myself.