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2/10/10 11:18 P

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I love making soup! I have so many soup recipes!

My simplest and easiest soup recipe is Winter Vegetable Soup:

3 cups broth (usually chicken, but beef is ok too, use low sodium for a healthier soup, for a twist use half chicken half beef[which is how I make egg drop soup])

1 1lb package mixed vegetables - broccoli, carrots and cauliflower

1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp pepper, pinch of ginger, and basil to taste

Bring broth and spices to a boil, add frozen vegetables (or fresh, if using fresh you may want to add the carrots a little before the broccoli and cauliflower). Boil for five to seven minutes and serve! (serving size about 1/2 cup)

*To make this a little thicker, mix corn starch and cold water and stir in a minute or two after adding the vegetables.

This goes great with a salad of baby greens with a spicy dressing and some crusty bread.

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2/10/10 5:17 P

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I had butternut squash in my refrig and my family (and freezer) would revolt if I made soup since we just finished up turkey veggie so I changed up a recipe and did this:

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2/10/10 4:50 P

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i made this
http://www.asianonlinerecipes.com/beef-v
eal-recipes/beef-mushroom.php

for the family today. I didnt use as much olive oil and i only made half the amount of dumplings. It was gorgeous though.

I often have what my kids call Noah soup for lunch now.
2 small onions, 2 slices of lean smoked bacon, 2 small leeks, 2 carrots, 2 small parsnips, some swede and boil it up in stock. Sometimes i add a tin of Haricot beans to it. It lasts me a couple of days. Sometimes i crush a ryvita over and sometimes i put a spoon of low fat sour cream on it. Its all good.

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2/10/10 4:11 P

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I try to keep it simple. Sometimes I start with a can of soup but I don't like the extra sodium so I tend to add more water and more veggies.

I start with some black-eye peas since they take longer to cook (extra fiber & protein) and then I add mixed veggies and if I have it, some slaw mix.

Lately I have been adding an ounce or 2 of ground beef instead of the usual chicken or turkey.

Count the broth, that goes towards your fluid intake!

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2/10/10 2:50 P

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I love this idea! I'm always looking for new soup recipes.
I love to make chili. I changed my recipe last year and don't really measure how much but here it is:

1-2 lbs Ground turkey
1-2 cans tomato juice
1-2 pkg chili seasoning
2-3 cans chili beans
salsa
Mrs. Dash seasoning salt

I usually make a big pot so that's why I double things.
My daughter likes it with macaroni noodles in it so if she's going to be here then I add that.

So yummy! Sorry I don't have the nutrition information. I'm planning to do that the next time I make it.




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2/10/10 11:15 A

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Happy Wednesday to you!

I don't know about everyone else, but when cold weather hits, I make soups & casseroles. I love hearty (and heart healthy) foods.

I thought we could share cold weather recipes for today in honor of the snow storm status hitting the East coast (again) so...

Your challenge today is to SHARE A COLD WEATHER RECIPE. You can post a recipe of your own. You could post a link to a favorite recipe you enjoy. You could post a Sparkpeople recipe.

I would like to see folks posting healthy & hearty recipes to warm these cold days. If you aren't a cook, what foods do you enjoy in the winter that don't sabotage your healthy lifestyle?

You can also share restaurant dish suggestions or name brand foods that are great to enjoy during these cold months.

Have a BON APPETIT Wednesday! emoticon

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