Sorry I've been missing. I was getting ready for weight loss surgery. I lost about 40 pounds over the last year, and had a lapband installed on Monday, Valentine's Day. I am now in the recovery period, working my way up from clear liquids, to full liquids, then mushy food, and finally fuller textures. The menu is very boring right now, and features a lot of commercial protein powder shakes. But after that, I will start experimenting more. Many of my old go-to recipes will still be fine. I made curried split pea soup and pureed it super-smooth to eat this week. Better than the canned cream-o-something soup I am allowed to have. Making potato soup tomorrow - part for my family, and part super-pureed for me. It is my intent to continue to eat real food, not the fake-sugar fake-fat stuff the weight loss industry pushes at me.