Yes, this man can be lazy and he does like potato soup. Developing the No Microplastics Diet aka No MPs Recipes is a work in progress, begun in mid-November of 2017 after a dream message advised me to “decontaminate the salt.” It turns out most of our salt, including that in processed foods, comes from the sea whether it’s labeled sea salt or not…and sadly enough, studies have found microscopic MPs in sea salt from around the globe. Want bits of microplastic pigments, foam, fabric and fragments circulating through your bloodstream and penetrating your vital organs? No problem; the odds are you already have them.
For a more extensive account of both theory and practice behind the No MPs Recipes, check out Berrymato Power Shot Smoothie.
In addition to the health benefits listed in that post, I’ve noticed an overall skin improvement as well. Skin tags around my neck, roughly following the neck seam of my V-neck tee shirt, have disappeared and the skin in that area is much smoother.
The most dramatic (to the naked eye) improvement, however, is in the massive swelling that has long had had my lymph nodes outrageously engorged. During the past five years, people have asked my wife, “Why does he look like a monster?”
Her standard retort is, “Ask him yourself!” After all, she is a redhead. The next two pictures were taken to continue photographically recording the effects of this diet on those nodes.
The No MPs diet requires me to home cook everything from fresh ingredients, using only Red Utah Jurassic salt which is mined from seabed deposits laid down in the Jurassic era, long since dry and hopefully less vulnerable to the wash of slowly degrading plastics into the liquid oceans of our planet.
The recipe comes in two stage. First, a good supply of mashed potatoes is a prerequisite. After that is available, the conversion to lazy man’s mashed potato soup is done bowl by bowl. This allows the potatoes to keep longer in the fridge (since the milk is not yet added) and also provides a ready source of non-soup mashed potatoes for eating as-is.
LAZY MAN’S MASHED POTATO SOUP
STAGE ONE: MASHED POTATOES
+ distilled water sufficient to cover raw potatoes
+ 5 lbs. potatoes, either russet or red according to preference
+ 1 tbsp. cumin
+ 1 tbsp. garlic powder
+ 1 tbsp. onion powder
+ 1 tbsp. Red Utah Jurassic salt
Place distilled water and spices in large pot on stovetop burner. Wash potatoes and cut into chunks, adding them to pot with skins on. Heat water to boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
When potatoes are done, remove potatoes from pot with slotted spoon, placing them in large mixing/storage bowl. Mash potatoes using a potato masher, or, if you don’t have a masher (which I do not but will soon), a fork will do. Allow potato water to cool, then instead of discarding it, store it in pint canning jars in the fridge. (Starchy potato water with spices can be used to enhance other recipes such as gravies or even bread.)
STAGE TWO: SOUP
+ 1 serving (you choose the size) of mashed potatoes
+ 1 serving (enough to turn the potatoes into potato soup) milk
+ 1 pat unsalted butter
+ final spices to taste (Pam and I both add more salt and garlic powder)
Place mashed potatoes into bowl. Add milk and final spices. Squish-stir the mixture until it’s soupy enough to make you happy. (On a bowl-at-a-time basis, a fork works best for this. For larger batches, a mixer may be faster.) Nuke the bowl of soup in the microwave until warm enough for your taste.
For the basic soup, that’s all there is to it. However, Pam and I both like petite frozen peas…a lot. So we added a pile of peas to her bowl today. That worked out so well that I filled mine to nearly the rim.
The moment Pam finished her bowl, she told me in no uncertain terms, “Make sure that recipe is written down!” Mighty fine praise for any cook to hear.