Friday, December 20, 2013

Feeling FUll and #RECIPEFRIDAY...

If there's something I've been vastly enjoying over the past two weeks...

It's been bread making...

One of the many loaves I've been popping out of my oven ;)

Soup making too!

This simple broth with Bok Choy has brought warmth to my very core...
Especially on a cool winter's day.

Until recently...

I wasn't one to make either. 

So let's just say...

The past little while has been a time for me to try new things and...

I must admit...

This added time in the kitchen has brought so much FUllness into my life (and not just literally hehe)...

In other words...

I've been feeling a lot of...

FUllness in heart;
FUllness in mind; and...
FUllness in body.

FUelling in more ways than one.

Without realizing it (not until SuperFit pointed it out)...

I spent over 5 hours cooking and baking on Sunday.

And to be honest...

It didn't faze me at all because I was truly...

  • In the moment;
  • Slowed down;
  • In my groove; all while...
  • Savouring each moment spent creating in the comfort of my own home.

If anything...

I guess I really kneaded needed that time because...

I am really feeling FUll. (And it feels good!)

Happy and FUll.


In speaking about FUllness...

Please enjoy this filling potage I came to make on Sunday evening. (I'm on a Sunday night potage kick as you may have realized after last week's #RECIPEFRIDAY!)

Savoury Potato and Broccoli Potage

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or Vegetable Broth)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Peel and microwave your potato until soft, cut into cubes
  2. In a large pot, heat your olive oil
  3. Throw in your onions, cook until slightly browned and soft
  4. Add in your spices, mix well
  5. Pour in your broth, water, broccoli and potatoes
  6. Cover and bring to a boil
  7. Turn down your temperature to low
  8. Simmer for 30 minutes
  9. Transfer to blender, and blend until smooth
  10. Pour back into your pot, and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes
  11. Portion out and enjoy!
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Okay now your turn...

Fill me in on what's been FUelling you as of late in this edition of...


I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Until next time...

Have a great weekend loaded with all the goodness that fills you!

Questions FU You...

What's filling you up this week?
Plans for the weekend? Any holiday parties?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


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  1. Feeling full not just physically but in heart and mind, too, is what the holidays should be all about so I'm happy you're already feeling FUll. I hope you'll have a great weekend - and maybe another day spending hours in the kitchen?! The potage sounds fantastic.

  2. I love baking on Sundays and listening to music and having the kitchen to myself (or a little help too!). Haven't tried soup yet ;)

  3. I love to spend time in my kitchen, it's so comfy and relaxing!

  4. Bread making terrifies me but I do want to give it a shot! Oatmeal is filling me up this week to the max. I'm off to London and Portugal this weekend for the holiday... can't wait! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday xo

  5. Baking and cooking are so fun to me. It's not even about the food. It's the experience.

  6. I think you need to write a book on slowing down and savoring. With recipes!

  7. I can't wait to get through today and have a weekend of cooking, baking and puttering ahead of me!

  8. I have had plans every night for 2 weeks... so I'm fueled by Christmas cookies and wine right now. LOL! Rest in coming. Christmas Day. :)

  9. Mmmm bread and soup too of my favorite filling meals :)

    I've been busy baking this week as well. First I had a ton of desserts for Mr. Chow's birthday on Sunday (recipes in Mondays post), then I had to make a lavish dinner for the BF for our pre-Christmas Christmas dinner, and yesterday was all about cocktails. I am wiped. No more baking, cooking, mixing till next week!

  10. it needs to get colder here so I can enjoy some soup TOO!

  11. I would love to take the time to bake bread. Thanks for this post, it reminds me that I need to slow down. The holidays make it so difficult to find any time for myself. Love them, but they're exhausting.

  12. i always wish i had posted a recipe after I read yours and the round up, ha!

  13. Love how you are slowing down & feeling "full".. Love it!

  14. I was completely unaware of the term 'potage' until you brought it up- thanks for these recipes! How funny- the other day I had several recipes to make and without knowing, 4 hours had passed- yet I never felt stressed or bored- It really is therapeutic!

  15. Potage. Ha! Ha! Ha! Whenever I think or say that word, it always comes out all BRITISH ;)

  16. Your posts are always so uplifting! They always make me smile :) Thank you for being so creative and fun with your posts :)


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