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Seven Happiness Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cup chicken Stock
1 slice ginger
1 garlic clove, halved
1/2 cup shredded Chinese cabbage
1/3 cup coarsely chopped tofu
1/3 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup snow peas
1/3 cup slivered bamboo shoots
1/3 cup thin sliced water chestnuts
1/3 cup sliced carrots

Instructions:

Combine chicken stock, ginger and garlic. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove garlic and ginger.

Add remaining ingredients to flavored stock, simmer gently for 20 minutes.


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Avocado Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
3 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon tabasco (or more to taste)
1/4 cup firmly packed cilantro
Juice of one medium lime
2 ripe avocados
1/2 teaspoon salt – or to taste
6 or 8 green onions including green tops
cilantro sprigs

Instructions:

Cut one cucumber into chunks and process with 2 cups of the broth, cilantro, lime juice, salt and Tabasco.

Pit, peel and chop avocados. Process with pureed mixture and add the third cup of broth.

Process briefly to coarsely puree the avocado, leaving some chunks.

Chill at least 2 hours.

Just before serving, dice the green onions, and peel, seed and chop the second cucumber. Pour soup into bowls and garnish each with fresh cilantro sprigs.

Minced onion and diced cucumber on the side to add individually.


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Spinach Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups vegetable broth or water
6 cups fresh spinach, tough stems removed
Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Pour in broth (or water). Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook about 15 minutes. Stir in spinach and continue to simmer until the greens are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender or regular blender (in batches), leaving it a little chunky if desired. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.)

Serve the soup garnished with nutmeg, if desired.

6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each


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Avocado Soup with Green Peppercorns Recipe

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 large ripe avocados coaresly chopped
1/3 cup Green peppercorns in brine – drained
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 1/2 quart chicken stock
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions:

In large saucepan, cook the onion, garlic and spices in the olive oil over moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add avocados and stock, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook 20 minutes.

Cool to room temperature. Puree soup in blender until smooth.

Return to pan, bring to a boil, add peppercorns, reduce to moderate heat and cook 10 minutes.

Serve garnished with cilantro and peppercorns.

Carb Count: 7 carbs per serving. Serves 8.


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Squash Soup with Gruyere Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:
Squash Stock
Seeds and scrapings from the squash
1 celery stalk, plus some leaves, chopped into small pieces
1 turnip, peeled and diced
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon dried sage leaves or 5 to 6 fresh sage leaves
4 parsley branches
3 thyme branches
½ teaspoon salt
8 cups cold water
1 yellow or zucchini squash, weighing about 2½ pounds, halved and scooped out
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, cut into ¼-inch dice
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
6 to 7 cups stock
½ to 1 cup light cream
3 ounces Gruyere cheese, finely grated
Thyme leaves, finely chopped, for garnish
White pepper

Instructions:

Cut the squash in half and scrape out all the seeds and stringy material with a large metal spoon. Put them in a pot with the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, simmer for 25 minutes, and then strain.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the squash halves, face down, on a lightly oiled baking sheet until the skin is wrinkled and the flesh is soft, about 1 hour. Remove them from the oven and, when cool enough to handle, peel off the skin. Reserve any caramelized juices that may have collected on the pan.

Melt the butter in a soup pot, add the onion, and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the cooked pumpkin, the juices, if any, the salt, and 6 cups of the stock. Bring to a boil; then simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.

Pass the soup through a food mill, which will smooth it out while leaving some texture. Return the soup to the pot and add the cream and more stock, if necessary, to thin it.

Taste for salt and season with the freshly ground white pepper. Stir in the grated cheese and serve the soup with the thyme leaves scattered over it.

Variation: Another way to make this soup is to bake squash with the cream and the cheese inside their hollowed-out shells. The cooked flesh is scraped into the hot cream and melted cheese and served right from the pumpkin.


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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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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
4 strips of bacon
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
14 ounces chicken broth
4 teaspoons sour cream (or other thickener)
2 cups half-and-half
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)

Instructions:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon 6 minute, until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.

Add mustard, pepper and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in a thickener. Add half-and-half, cheese, and paprika, stir until cheese is melted. Ladle soup into heated soup bowls. Garnish with crumbled bacon.

Carb Count: 4.25 per serving. Serves 4.


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