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As discussed earlier soups play a very major role in medicine especially in traditional Asian and African settings. The reason why the soups are held with such importance is because the herbs or medicine that are used to treat the patient are usually very bitter thus the need to neutralize them with simple soups to sweeten the taste. In the modern medical setting people are also advised to take soups with special ingredients so that they can recover fast. For people who have mouth conditions the very old people who cannot chew or young children who have not developed any teeth it is advisable to prepare simple soups for them because they are equally as good as solid food if well balance in nutrition. It is not everybody that has the idea or knowledge on how to prepare soups. If you are such a person you can buy recipe magazines watch cooking programs on the television or visit the internet for easy recipes on how to prepare simple soups. Soups are usually delicious especially in the morning because if you happen to take well balanced simple soups you can be able to spend the whole day without taking any solid foods. This is especially healthy for people on diet.
Gumbo is a thick robust soup with hundreds of variations including chicken and sausage gumbo shrimp and okra gumbo oyster gumbo and seafood gumbo. Minestrone - a thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables peas and beans pasta (such as vermicelli or macaroni) and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth. Stew - a dish containing meat vegetables and a thick soup-like broth made from a combination of the stewing liquid and the natural juices of the food being stewed. How to Remove Fat from Soup... Soup always tastes better and is healthier if the excess fat (grease) is removed during cooking and before serving. Try any of the following techniques to remove fat: Use a large spoon to skim the fat off soup as it simmers. While cooking soup place the pot slightly to one side of the burner.
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The French classifications of clear soups include bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified by their thickening agents. Purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch. Bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream. Cream soups use a béchamel sauce for thickening. Veloutés are thickened with butter cream and eggs. Soups can also be thickened with rice flour grains lentils mashed potatoes or puréed carrots. In addition to being delicious soups are also generally quite healthy. You do have to be careful about the sodium level in processed soups. Many manufacturers now offer lower salt level options. Salt caution aside soups offer a filling meal often rich in vegetables (increasing fiber intake) and a high liquid level (perfect for keeping hydrated).