Once winter arrives, it’s a great time for soup. Whether you like pumpkin, vegetable and barley, minestrone, cream of celery, pea and ham or tomato, a bowl of soup is warming and nourishing on a cold winter’s day. Add a chunk of crusty bread and you have a complete meal that’s quick, easy and satisfying.
A liquid or pureed diet is necessary for anyone who can't chew or whose mouth is immobilized. This includes after tooth extraction especially wisdom teeth, a broken jaw or facial injuries to areas such as the lips, cheeks or nose. It is also useful for anyone unable to chew and swallow properly due to dry mouth, mouth ulcers, mouth problems, braces, dental work or post-operatively.
Every winter or so, the soup diet reappears. One winter, it was part of the infamous "Kickstart Diet" made famous by a television current affairs program. Another winter a few years ago, it was big as the "Cabbage Soup Diet" - the only difference being that the soup contained lots of shredded cabbage.