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the G.I. Diet Plan: Orange Scented Broccoli and Leek Soup

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Orange-Scented Broccoli and Leek Soup
This unusual combination of ingredients gives this soup personality.

2 tbsp olive oil
4 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and light-green parts only)
6 cups chicken stock or vegetable-based chicken stock (low-fat, low-sodium)
6 cups broccoli florets, cut to small pieces
1 cup large-flake oats
Zest of 1 medium orange
tsp hot red pepper flakes
tsp salt
tsp pepper
2 cups skim milk
cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (optional)
Freshly ground pepper

In soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat, Cook leeks for 7-8 minutes or until softened and golden brown. Add stock, broccoli, oats, orange zest, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Stir in milk; continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Serve each bowlful with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, if desired, and freshly ground pepper.
Makes 6-8 Servings
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LAURANCE 10/17/2013 3:03PM

  Okey doke! I'm going to make this soup soon. What I want to find out is what the orange zest adds to it. As for the oats, I gather you mean oatmeal. I never heard of large-flake, or for that matter small-flake. I will use oatmeal. I think this will be very good. Broccoli and cheese, yes, and oatmeal, it would work, but it's that touch of orange that makes things different.
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DIETER27 10/16/2013 10:07AM

  interesting combination of ingredients . sounds good!

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NANCYPAT1 10/16/2013 6:16AM

    Interesting combination of ingredients - I bet it is good,

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RD03875 10/16/2013 5:39AM

    That sounds good!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/15/2013 11:06PM

    Very good!

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2HAMSDIET 10/15/2013 10:14PM

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FROSTY99 10/15/2013 6:08PM

    Interesting!

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THOMS1 10/15/2013 5:27PM

    Sounds great! emoticon

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DS9KIE 10/15/2013 5:25PM

    yum

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ARTJAC 10/15/2013 4:36PM

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