My second secret weapon has also been a firm favourite with poorly people: Tomato Rasam (spicy tomato soup). Now if you're thinking creamy or Heinz, forget it! This is nothing like that. First take 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and heat in a saucepan, add 1-2 tablespoons curry powder mix of your choice ( I have the whole spices because I'm a curry fiend and so grind a mix of my choice, but don't be put off, any curry powder mix will work just as well), finely chop an onion and add to the frying spices. Then add a tin of tomatoes ( you could use fresh, but it's a bit of a waste of flavour in my opinion). Bring to a gentle simmer and add 1-2 chillies according to taste, 2-3 cloves garlic and the juice of one whole lemon- the last two are crucial ingredients. Simmer for about 5 minutes and then serve.
I just thought I'd post a picture of my rescue rabbit Missy who's lived with us since August. She was only 9 months old and had already had 2 litters - breeding to supply pet shops apparently. She was really wild when she arrived at the Small Animal Rescue in Barwell with the lovely and devoted Liz. She was supposed to be a lionhead, but didn't look like one. She was incredibly underweight and wouldn't let anyone near her. Now on a good diet which includes lots of love and cuddles, she has gained weight, her mane has grown and here she is helping youngest pixie face learn her letters:
And here she is whispering the answer, I think: