In southern Wisconsin it's been 90's & 100's which is not so typical. It finally rained real good after around 1 month of virtual no rain & has dropped the temp. into the 70's which everyone is very happy. Sounds like good soup.
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I will add some homemade(lowsalt) salsa to give that metabolism and taste kick I need And substitute Rice with lentils and quinoa. We all may need slight changes to suit our situations
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It was a typical Western Washington summer yesterday. Started in the upper 50s and didn't get much above 60. Not going to complain too loudly - much preferred to some of the intense heat experienced by the rest of the country.
So I decided to throw together a soup. Kind of a "clean out the pantry and freezer" kind of a soup. So I pulled out the crock-pot and put in:
- 4 cup carton of Trader Joes low sodium tomato and basil soup (wished I had 2 of these) - 6 cups water - 2 teaspoons (est) of low sodium granulated vegetable bullion - 1 package of frozen edamame - 1 package of frozen vegetabes - 1 pound package of lentils - a myriad of herbs and spices that I don't remember all but seemed to suit my fancy at the time - 2 cups cooked rice. (Made full rice cooker full of brown rice, used 2 cups of it, and put the rest away to use the rest of the week) Rice was added and stirred in at the end of the cooking cycle after switching the crock pot to "warm." It came out to about 10 12-oz servings.
Came out really good - very thick and hearty Didn't run it through the recipe calculator as I don't remember all the ingredients or amounts thereof, but I'm sure it is sodium-friendly in addition to being quite tasty if I do say so myself. Had one serving for dinner and packaging the rest for quick lunches/dinners etc
I may replicate this later but use 2 cartons of TJs tomato basil LS soup as a base.
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