Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's often the simplest things that are the best. Broccoli and Zucchini Soup.

I'm getting married in just under a month to the coolest boy I know. Sometimes I have to kick myself because the concept of marriage seems so weird to me. I grew up in a single parent house which was completely normal in the time that I grew up, just as it is now. I see nothing wrong with that in any way. As a kid, I just assumed that the same would happen of me, not to say that I had imagined some giant relationship breakdown- I had just never imagined having a partner in the first place. I just saw me with my own child, making crafts and cooking. Sharing the love with a beautiful little mind. 

Now, I have the relationship. I've had to go through many horrid ones that I would rather not reflect on before I found this relationship- let me tell you. But each relationship taught me how to be stronger and stronger and not settle for something that is less than the perfect fit. 

I've known Gordy for years. We never really hung out but would often chat over Facebook. 
And then 5 and a half years ago we went on our first date.

Prior to this date I had written a list of what I wanted in a man, having been fed up of people that seem lovely but just clashed with my personality or were too competitive with me. That is something I particularly hate. Me and Gordy are a team. 

So, my list. 
1. Must like art but not be better at it than me.
2. Must like vintage cars.
3. Must have a similar taste in music.
4. Must have green eyes and brown hair. 
5. Must be open to vegetarian food. (I went vegan about a month after we got together.)

He fit the list perfectly.

Sometimes, I would say the list after a few drinks and would occasionally slip and say green hair.

Gordy had green hair two weeks before our first date. 

And now we are a little family. Me, Gordy, the kittens and our illegitimate child (as he likes to call himself), housemate Josh.

I have so far bought 3 dresses for the wedding, all $90 each. The latest one I bought was a size 8, and so I am just restricting a few calories here and there to fit into it. Not far now. Plus, we are going to the USA for our honeymoon and I know that I will be putting on weight over there so I usually like to loose a few kilos before I go overseas. 

Essentially, I am just focusing on eating vegetables and fruit, and staying away from too many grains and oils. 
This soup is really simple, healthy and low in calories with no fats. My kitten Harry is licking the bowl next to me as I write this. 

Broccoli and Zucchini Soup.
Serves 2.
Time: 15 minutes. 

  • One Onion.
  • Two cloves of Garlic.
  • One Zucchini.
  • One head of Broccoli.
  • About two cups of stock (Use more or less depending on how you like it..
  • Pepper to taste. 


Chop the veggies and put them in a saucepan with the stock. Bring to the boil and then simmer for ten minutes. Carefully blend until smooth. Add as much pepper as you like.

Eat. x 


  1. Congrats on your pending nuptials! I love your list of your ideal man. I grew up with parents that remain married to this day but my kids are growing up with divorced parents. So I've been working on my own list lately. Yours is way more specific though - I had no idea I could specify hair and eye colour :)

    1. Thank you, lovely. It pays to be specific. Having said that, a friend wrote a novella on her specific man and I think that she may just be asking the universe for a little too much, if you know what I mean? Her prior list was short and was simply asking for a man with an accent and who worked outdoors. She got that man and decided against the relationship. Always be careful what you wish for. :) x