Over the past two months, Singapore and Malaysia are hit by dry spell with no sign of abating anytime soon. Although it’s usually hot this time of the year, but it’s particularly bad this year. The weather is extremely hot and humid. I could feel the heat penetrating my skin when I went out to fetch my son from school at noon. Even walking under the shades along the pedestrian walkway, and armed with an umbrella and a cap, both of us would reach home with sweaty, stinky and sticky bodies. Uhh!
To overcome the weather-induced dehydration to our body, we drink lots of fluid to quench our thirst, rehydrate and clear the body heat. To do this, I have been making soups (especially soup with “cooling properties”) and herbal tea for my family almost every day since returning from my Lunar New Year holiday.
Some of you may wonder why I an featuring beetroot soup again as I have already done one earlier. True, but the one featured here is not the same as it uses a different combination of ingredients. I chanced upon this wonderful soup recipe from Noobcook’s food blog.
(Noobcook is one of the blogs that I have been following even before I set up my own food blog. You can find many practical and easy-to-follow recipes in her fabulous blog. I also admire her food styling and photography skills. She is no longer a noobcook to me. I’m sure you will agree with me if you browse through her blog now. 😉 )
I know some people may find the beetroot soup “scary looking” for its bloody red hue colour. To my surprise, I did not receive such adverse response from my son. He simply adores this soup because of his favourite tomatoes. Tomatoes make the soup taste slightly sour yet appetizing. Nevertherless, he also enjoys eating all the chunky bits of beetroot, carrot, celery cubes found in the soup.
This is indeed a very healthy soup for kid as it combines all the nutritious vegetables such as beetroot, tomatoes, carrot and celery. I will definitely make this soup more often in future. Do you dare to drink it?
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