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after jaw surgery -- flavorful broth/stocks/thin soups?


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after jaw surgery -- flavorful broth/stocks/thin soups?

minhae | Aug 13, 2006 11:54 AM

I know there are a couple of topics covering not being able to chew well after an oral surgery, but I had jaw surgery and I can't open my mouth at all. (I'll use those threads as inspiration for later on.) I'm stuck with LIQUIDS and thin liquids at that (has to be able to go through a straw and no tiny pieces of anything).

Background: It's been 3 months (2 jaw surgeries in that time) and I've been just drinking soy milk (2 flavors) and drinkable yogurts this whole time (I'm surprised I'm not sick of it yet, lol... probably because I have no other options).

I'm in South Korea at the moment, returning to the US this week. My mom has been making me chicken stock occasionally but we're staying with my relatives and long story short, it's a pain to do.

The thing is, a week after returning to the US, I'm moving to my first apartment (college student) and I'll have to fend for myself (during the week, weekends I'm going home!). I was hoping to be able to open my mouth (it's elasticized shut at the moment) before returning to the US but my bite isn't stabilizing so... *sigh*

Does anyone have any flavorful stock/broth/soup recipes they can recommend? I'm a newbie cook but I'm willing to tackle any recipe. I'll probably feed my apartment mate the solid parts so I won't be throwing it out, lol.


PS - Being here (Seoul) and not being able to eat has been torture, fyi.

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