I'm going to leave the paragraph below up for a couple more days. I've had interesting responses to it. Nothing really hostile at all. I didn't really want to hack anyone off, I just figured that would happen. Anyhow, yesterday I made us an Anglo version of the Vietnamese soup pho.
I started by making broth. I confess to having used packaged Asian soup seasoning. It was easier that way, and I used only enough to make a very mild broth, not strong on sodium at all. After that all it took was to add a nice quantity of chopped scallion, a nice quantity of udon noodles (you know, the fat ones), and some thinly sliced steak leftover from a meal last week. We thought it was just swell.
The broth was strongly reminiscent of a Japanese soup base made from bonito flakes.
I wish there were fewer dessert recipes posted on the sites I follow. We are a nation of fat people. We need to focus on healthy foods. Even though I shallow fry from time to time, the amount of oil absorbed by my food is tiny. Let's do away with the pies and cakes and cupcakes, folks. It doesn't mean you have to stop making them, rather that you suggest more nutritious recipes for your followers. Want to challenge me? Feel free.