Monday, July 28, 2008


TO THOSE OF you who are new to my blog, my BF Joe was diagnosed with esophageal cancer (stage III) this past December. He's all done with his radiation and chemo treatments and is now able to eat again.

However, for the past two weeks, he's has been complaining of constant stomach pain. He finally went to see a GI today and he's scheduled to have a colonoscopy on August 14th.

When someone doesn't feel good, I always make Filipino soup. It's quick and very satisfying. I don't really measure when I cook (unless I'm baking) and I use whatever I have on hand.

In a boiling water (about 2 cups or just eyeball it), add tomato, red onion, ginger and thinly sliced beef and let it simmer for a while. Add green beans and let it boil. Season with salt and black pepper. I like to add sliced shrimps (if I have these available) and bring it to boil again. Finally, add spinach (or bok choy or napa cabbage) and scallions and take it off from the heat PRONTO!

And today's dinner... guess what? Another soup but it's the swordfish version. Tuna steaks would also be great for this.

Got any great soup recipes you can share?


g said...

Hi, Connie. Wonderful soup recipes. So sorry to hear about Joey's diagnosis. Giving him support and love is such a wonderful thing. family and friends are so important.

I absolutely love the picture your blog opens with. So serene and graceful.

Debbie said...

You are such a doll and I know your BF appreciates the special things you do! The soup sounds so yummy too!

a home far away said...

What an interesting blog I ´ve found, just sneak peakng now, I think I must read some more.

Hugs from Gunilla in Singapore

Alex said...

I'm sorry to hear that Joey is still not feeling well. I wish him well!

As far as soup...I wish I could say I had a recipe, but unfortuanatley, I am not the cook around here. My hubby is. ;-)

Hope you have a good day.

Beverly said...

The two of you are very blessed to have each other. I know he must love you even more for taking such good care of him. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Joey is one lucky guy! ; ) You are a wise one; the way to a man's heart and health is through his stomach and that soup is gorgeous! My stomach just growled as I sit here looking at it. Thanks for the cooking lesson. I will most certainly be trying this.

My prayers continue to our Mighty God. Blessing to you and Joey!

I'm working on the meme for later in the week. XO

Judy said...

Hi Connie. We are all praying for your Joey. I love making soup from whatever I can find in the frig or pantry.

Alex said...

Good morning. I hope you have a good day and that Joey is feeling better. :)


PS check my page for your award. :)

CIELO said...

Good morning, Connie... that soup does look great, indeed! Please give Joe a hug for me and let them know that I will be praying for him...



Brenda Kula said...

You're such a sweetie! He has a true and valuable friend in you! I have acid reflux, and was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus years ago. So I have to stay current on those endoscopies, etc. My thoughts are with you both.
xoxo, Brenda

FancyHorse said...

I'm so sorry your Joey is having these problems. I will keep him in my prayers. I'm sorry, I don't have a recipe for soup.