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    On tuesday I'll be undergoing dental surgery and won't be able to eat solids for a week.


    Help me come up with lots of tasty primal soups and other treats, as I'm drawing a blank. Most of my soups have lots of stuff in them, and would be like gross meat porriage if I just threw it into the food processor.


    I was thinking of buying some protein powder to make smoothies with too. Any suggestions on the best kind/type/brand?


    So far I have:


    french onion soup type broth (so pretty much nice oniony beef broth)


    ginger garlic asian style chicken broth




    The more I see the less I know for sure.
    -John Lennon

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    what are you having done? I ate a lot of soft scrambled eggs after my wisdom teeth were removed. But I don't know if you'll be able to move your jaw at all (depending on what you have done) - do you require just liquids or are soft foods ok?


    there is a recipe on allrecipes.com for a blended leek/cauliflower soup that sounds pretty good to me, or the roasted red pepper soup on my website.


    hope other people have more suggestions for you too - those are just off the top of my head.

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      I love your blog, so I'll defintely check out the roasted red pepper soup.


      I think only liquids, no chewing allowed. They are actually restructuring my jaw, as well as removing some gum from one area. Ugh. Not fun. Definitely I'm a poster child for WAPF what not to do to your kids! lol I've actually been able to watch my face widen with all of this dental treatment! They widened my upper pallette (ouch!) and for a month I had a tiny space going all the way down my forhead and nose. It was wild. When I look at pictures from before, my face and teeth look so cramped and un-natural.

      The more I see the less I know for sure.
      -John Lennon

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        How about tasty smoothies? You can try many variations between fruits and even avocados!


        (1) 1/2 or whole avocado, coconut milk, whey protein, water, ice

        (2) blueberries, banana, coconut milk, water, ice

        (3) banana, almond butter, almond milk, water, ice


        These are just simple examples but there are tons of yummy things you can make! Good luck with the surgery.

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          If you eat dairy, Apple-Brie soup: http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/ubbs/ar...Brie_Soup.html

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            Oh Avocado was a great idea, that should help with the fat consumption for sure. And when you blend it up it doesn't even have a strong flavor anymore, so you could probably add avocado to just about anything to give your meals a little more oomph.

            You are what you eat,
            and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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              I made this recipe (from The Joy of Cooking) before going primal, but it's pretty reasonable. You could leave out the orange juice (I don't think it made a big difference - maybe add a little lemon juice?), and if you replaced the milk/cream with coconut milk, I bet it would taste 1000X better. I need to try that...


              http://www.recipezaar.com/cream-of-carrot-soup-409379

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                This is a pretty carby soup, but it is super tasty, easy to make, technically Primal, and one of my favorites:


                Squash, Carrot & Walnut Soup


                1 Medium to Large sized Butternut Squash, peeled, seeds removed, and sliced.

                1 lb Carrots, peeled and sliced.

                1 Large Yellow Onion, sliced

                ˝C Chopped Walnuts

                4T Butter (or a whole stick to get more fat in you)

                4-6 Cups Chicken Stock

                Salt & Pepper to taste

                ˝C Heavy Cream (optional)


                In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until just soft. Add squash, carrots, walnuts, and stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer until vegetables are very tender. About 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


                Transfer soup to a blender in small batches* and puree until smooth.

                *NOTE: Too much hot soup in the blender at one time is dangerous. Blend in small batches and transfer to a new pot or serving bowl. Nobody wants to be burned by exploding hot soup.


                Once all has been pureed, stir in cream (if desired), salt & pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh parsley, or a dollop of sage pesto. Yum.

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                  1 can coconut milk

                  1 can pumpkin puree

                  1 can chicken broth


                  Simmer 15 to 20 minutes with seasoning of choice.

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                    Saute onions, garlic and ginger and chili paste (or anything hot) in coconut oil until soft. Boil a pound of root vegetables---I like rutabaga, sweet potatoes, and carrots---until soft.


                    Add 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup of coconut milk and puree until smooth. Salt to taste.


                    Also, if you put enough fat in it and thin it with a little chicken broth, you could probably swallow a very smooth chicken liver pate, which would be wonderful for recovery.


                    Sooze

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                      Awww you poor thing.

                      Wierdly, I was pondering this last night - was even googling orthodontics!


                      I was going to suggest scrambled eggs but...


                      Maybe smoothies and juices are the way to go? With raw egg if you fancy it (I wouldn&#39;t myself), coconut milk for fat.

                      Is there anything on WAPF about convalescing, or feeding the elderly - don&#39;t take that the wrong way, I&#39;m thinking along the lines of not being able to chew!


                      Baked squashes blend nicely into soups.

                      Mashed / pureed sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips?

                      Banana, avocado?


                      If you don&#39;t mind, I&#39;d be interested in some more detail on what you&#39;ve actually had done? I&#39;m intrigued!


                      Hope it goes well and you feel better quickly!

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                        freeze some coconut milk into ice cubes, mix in with berries or an avocado in a blender! amazing!

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                          Thanks for the inspiration everyone. I was totally having a mental block, since I do tend to chew my food! LOL


                          @ NorthernMonkey


                          I have had as I said my upper palette widened using a (it seemed like an ancient torture device) dental appliance that I had to crank everyday for 3 months. I then had surgergy removing some "extra" molars, and wisdom teeth. A round of braces.


                          Round two of braces (new orthodontist), and now another surgery to correct my jaw issues (my back teeth don&#39;t touch together and it&#39;s getting worse over time), and they are going to fix some of the stuff that went wrong first surgery by burning off some gum tissue.


                          People are always stunned because I don&#39;t look like I need a lot of orthodontics. I don&#39;t have ridiculously crooked teeth, or a horrendous over or under bite. It&#39;s all sort of invisible problems causing me cronic discomfort.


                          I look at childhood pictures though and really do see the cramped and crowded face that WAPF talks about. I look at my two boys and they have the roundest faces, and wide noses and palettes. Only time will tell, but I really hope that proper nutrition will save them from some of this.

                          The more I see the less I know for sure.
                          -John Lennon

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                            Use whatever is your favorite soup recipe and just before taking it out of the pot hit it with your immersion wand type blender.


                            Creams and smooths anything.

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                              Surgery went really well. I made a spicy tomato basil soup and pureed it last night, so all I had to do was heat it up and stir in some egg for protein. Very yummy and satisfying. Hopefully I can last the 7 days.

                              The more I see the less I know for sure.
                              -John Lennon

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