Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) for Hubs’ Gout Recovery

March 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments

There is nothing nicer at the end of a long day than a bowl of homemade vegetable soup.

Minestrone (Vegetable Soup) | Justasdelish.comNorbert has been ailing by gout attack these past 3 weeks, which has only started to disappear into the 4th week. During his days working at the university bar, he must have over-drank his lifetime quota of beer (one of the causes for developing gout). Gout is a kind of arthritis, with sudden attack of swelling, burning pain of the joint. His affected toe was hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the bedsheet is intolerable. Gout occurs when urate crystals (formed by high levels of uric acid in the blood) accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Continue Reading →

Split Pea Soup (Erwtensoep)

January 26, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 4 Comments

This is what I crave for this month – a hearty bowl of Split Pea Soup, my take on Erwtensoep, the quintessential Dutch winter dish.

Dutch Split Pea Soup (Erwtensoep) - Justasdelish.comHappy New Year and greetings from a very cold day in the Netherlands. I know it’s almost the end of January but it is still a brand new year.

Gosh! So much has happened since I was last here. Continue Reading →