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10/13/10 3:10 P

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Oh, I have more that I love. Those are just my favorite favorites! LOL

I forgot to mention that I also posted my recipe for "skinnier" French Onion Soup on SparkRecipes.com. While it looks like the nutrition values are no better (if not worse) than the other French Onion soups there, don't be fooled. The nutrition counts on my recipe include ALL the ingredients, including the bread and cheese topping. As far as I could tell all the others did not count the calories, fats, etc. in the "toppers" which would be significant, given that it's bread and cheese!

Creamed chicken with wild rice is also very yummy. I make it with fat-free half & half instead of heavy cream. Matter of fact, I've found that most of the soups I love can be "skinnied down" to make them healthier without losing the flavor or texture.

Potato-leek soup

Baked potato and steak soup (This is very similar to a beef stew, only it's a soup and the meat has a grilled steak flavor instead of a beef pot roast flavor.)

I also make one that I don't really know what to call. For lack of a better name, we call it "That Stuffed Potato Soup." It's your basic cream of potato soup (gets its creaminess from fat-free cream cheese instead of butter and heavy cream)with little chunks of diced lean ham mixed in. Then when I serve it, I top it with chopped green onions and reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese. A bowl of this soup really feels like a meal.

How could I have failed to list Navy Bean Soup? I do the traditional version sometimes. Other times I add chopped cabbage, chopped onions, chopped red bell pepper, and finely cubed carrots to the mix after the beans are cooked to tender so the veggies don't lose all of their crunch appeal.

Ooooh....and chicken tortilla soup is really yummy, too.

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10/13/10 12:37 P

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@Down2Sexy - those soups sound so good! I love love love soups in the fall/winter, but I seem to get in a 'soup rut'! I'll have to give your ideas a try! emoticon

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10/12/10 6:47 P

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I'm taking soup along tomorrow. Making a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread on Thursday. I try and vary my lunches each day. I love doing soups, and something like meatloaf which is great.

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10/12/10 6:26 P

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i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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10/12/10 5:52 P

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Soups, chowders, chiles and stews. My summer lunch standby is salad, but once the weather cools, I want something hot and hearty at lunch.

My favorites are Spicy Past-Veggie Soup (a recipe I made up that's shared on SparkRecipes.com), white chicken chile, crab bisque, Italian wedding soup, New England clam chowder, and Three Sisters Stew (beans, corn and squash are the Three Sisters).

I bet I make 50 differnt kinds of soup/chile/stew during the winter months. I LOVE my soup!

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10/12/10 3:42 P

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Fall is finally arriving! And with it, all kinds of great produce! What kinds of lunches do you like to take with the cooler weather arriving? This week, I'm taking vegetarian chili. Next week, I'll probably take some veggie soup, maybe with barley thrown in.

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