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Granny's soup with a twist

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Hey folks! Well, I've noticed that I have an easier time with weight loss and getting in all of my veggies when I east homemade veggie soup regularly. I can basically eat as much as I want, and it just makes me feel all good inside (and even better when the scale is going down EXTRA fast!). So, I thought I would share the soup, and see if anyone else has suggestions.
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So here is the soup just the way my dear departed Granny (Great-grandma) used to make (minus the fact that pretty much all of her veggies were home grown:

Tomatoes (Peeled, stewed, diced, whatever your preference)
Green beans
Butter Beans
White shoepeg corn
Carrots
Onion
Okra
Fat back meat while stewing (for flavor, not to eat)
Water
Salt
Pepper
Sugar (to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes)

Changes I make:
1) I buy all organic, non GMO produce for this
2) I add diced red, green, yellow, and orange peppers, celery, and anything else that sounds delish
3) I use 2 slices of cooked, uncured bacon w/ no preservatives instead of fat back meat. It's just easier
4) I go very easy on the corn (as I'm trying to eliminate it), and lighter on the butter beans, and add an extra bunch of green beans

I make a giant pot of this and freeze smaller containers filled with between 2 and 10 portions (depending on how much I think I will want over the course of say, a week)

I am toying with the idea of adding zuchinni or squash, but I'm not sure how it would hold up. Any thoughts?



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  • v B-NANA
    One of my goals is to make a new variety of soup each week. This sounds good for next week. I love to add barley to soups.
    1233 days ago
  • v PROUD-GRANDMA
    Sounds wonderful!
    1234 days ago
  • v PAWSINAZ
    Thanks!
    1234 days ago
  • v SUNNYHOUSEWIFE
    Your soup sounds delicious! I'm sure that squash would hold up fine if you chose to add it. You have me wanting to make some veggie soup now! I'll probably use veggie stock and some bay leaves instead of meat for flavor.

    Thanks for sharing!
    1234 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 11:38:21 AM
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