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Meaty Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1-1/2-2 cups chopped mixed low-starch veggies (for example, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower)
1 cup diced stewed tomatoes (seasoned as you like)
2 meal-sized servings of protein – meat, chicken or seafood
Broth (beef, chicken, vegetable, or mushroom)

Instructions:

Heat a couple of teaspoons olive oil in a soup pot or large saucepan and saute the garlic and onion until limp. If you’re cooking the protein fresh in the soup, add small cubes of meat/poultry/seafood now and cook for several minutes, stirring to ensure cooking on all sides and through to the center.

Add the fresh veggies and continue to stir to saute them for a few minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the tomatoes, the broth, and salt and pepper to taste.

If you are using leftover meat, poultry or seafood, add it at this point.

Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a few minutes (up to about an hour) over low heat.

For a taste delight, sprinkle a teaspoon or two of finely chopped fresh basil or cilantro onto each bowlful just prior to serving. Double or triple or even quadruple the basic recipe of you’ve got a large enough pot to accommodate it and store the extra servings in the fridge for lunches or dinners on subsequent days.


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Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
16 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup cream

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 300°F

Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp cloth; slice thin. Spread them onto a shallow oven proof baking dish in a double layer. Add the lemon juice, garlic, butter and oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 1 hour or until they are completely cooked and the juice is thick and dark.

Set aside a few mushrooms for garnish and put the rest in the blender jar. Add the broth and blend until smooth. In a heavy saucepan, heat the soup for about 5 minutes; add the cream and cook and stir for an additional 5 minutes.

Do not allow it to boil!

Pour into soup cups or bowls, garnish with reserved mushrooms and serve.

4.5 net grams of carbohydrate per serving. Makes 6 servings.


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Mushroom Spinach Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons dry white wine, optional
2 ounces fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped, about 4 cups loosely packed
1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

Sauté the mushrooms, onion, garlic and seasonings in butter in a large saucepan until lightly browned, 5 minutes.

Add the broth and wine; cook on high heat until reduced by half, about 4 minutes.

Remove from the heat and put half of the soup in a small, deep bowl. Puree the soup in the bowl with a stick blender.

Return the puree to the pot and heat until the soup is hot. Stir in the spinach and cream; heat through just a minute or so and serve.

Makes 2-3 servings


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Beef Stock Recipe

Ingredients:
5 pounds bare beef bones, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 bunch of celery, coarsely chopped
3 yellow onions, unpeeled and quartered

Instructions:

Start early in the day. It must stay on the stove for a long time.

1 pound of bones will yield 1 quart of stock. Adjust the amount of vegetables according to how much bone you are using.

Most butcher chops sell bare rendering bones. Get the butcher to cut them into 2 inch pieces.

Roast the bones uncovered in 400 degree oven for about 2 hours. They should be a toasty brown, not black.

Place the bones in a large soup pot, add the celery and onions, and 5 quarts of water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 12 hours. Add water occasionally to keep the soup at the same initial water level.

Strain out all the non liquid ingredients.

Place the stock in the refrigerator overnight and the fat will float to the top. For a very low fat stock discard this layer.

IMPORTANT: If you plan to freeze the stock you may discard the fat and then freeze. If you plan to keep it in the refrigerator and use the stock within a few days DO NOT remove the fat layer until ready to use. Keeping the fat layer on while in the refrigerator will actually seal in the flavor and allow it to keep fresh for a few days.


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Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
4 cups chopped fresh broccoli, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/4 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 cup Cheddar cheese
2 cups cream
1 dash pepper

Instructions:

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven. Saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add half the broccoli, garlic powder, broth and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Discard bay leaf. Place half of broccoli mixture in blender, cover and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat with remaining broccoli mixture.

Return all broccoli puree to pan, add cheese, cream, pepper and remaining broccoli. Cook for 4 minutes or until broccoli is tender and cheese melts.

Serves 6.


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Broccoli Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 onions, chopped, about 3/4 ounce
1-2 tablespoons butter
16 ounces frozen broccoli
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup heavy cream
Pinch nutmeg, optional

Instructions:

Sauté the onions in the butter in a medium saucepan until tender.

Add the frozen broccoli, broth and a bit of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer until the broccoli is very tender, about 10 minutes.

Puree in a blender or with a stick blender until smooth and thick. Stir in the cream and blend well. Adjust seasoning and add nutmeg, if desired.

Makes about 6 servings

Carb Count: 4 carbs per serving.


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Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped fresh onion
1 chopped rib celery
1 1/2 lb Broccoli
2 cup beef bouillon
3/4 cup cream
2 tablespoons chopped scallions

Instructions:

Melt butter in saucepan; add onion and celery and cook until tender.

Wash and trim broccoli; cut into small pieces.

In a large saucepan, add broccoli and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

Stir in onion and celery. Puree 2-3 batches in blender or food processor.

Return to saucepan, add cream and cook 2 minutes until thickened.

Garnish with chopped scallions.

Carb Count: 4 carbs per serving. Serves 4.


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Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
5 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
48 ounces chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces cream cheese
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

In large sauce pot, cook bacon until crisp; remove and set aside. Drain drippings.

In same sauce pot, cook onion and garlic until tender. Add broth; cook 5 minutes. Add mustard and pepper, stirring to blend well.

Add cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Heat, stirring, until cheeses are melted. Do not boil. Sprinkle each serving with bacon.

Carb Count: 3 carbs per serving. Serves 8.


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Chicken Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
1 cup raw, chopped broccoli
1/2 cup raw, chopped cauliflower (about 1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup diced, skinless chicken

Instructions:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes; Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Put stock in a medium saucepan. Add optional butter and/or olive oil. Add vegetables. Add salt and freshly ground pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender. This is a clear soup. If you want the soup to be slightly thicker, you can mash some veggies (right in the pot) with a potato masher or put half of the veggies in a blender or food processor and puree briefly, then return to soup. Add the diced chicken last. Reheat if needed. Adjust seasonings and serve.

Variation: Creamy Chicken Soup
Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the soup shortly before serving it. Heat through and adjust seasonings. based on a 1/4 cup serving.


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Broccoli Soup with Garlic & Onions Recipe

Ingredients:
1 bunch broccoli
1 cup heavy cream
1 stick butter, unsalted
2 cups water
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
Nutmeg
Salt
Garlic powder
Black pepper

Instructions:

Lightly saute garlic, onions with 1/2 the butter. Add broccoli and water – bring to boil.

Reduce heat and add cream and the rest of butter cook until desired texture of broccoli.


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