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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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Sengelese Soup Recipe

(Cold soup, perfect for the summer)

Ingredients:
1 cup chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 cucumber, shredded
Salt, to taste.

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients. Serve chilled.

Carb Count: 4.5 per serving. Serves 3.


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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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Seafood Chowder Recipe

Ingredients & Instructions:
1 cup water
1 medium onion chopped finely
1 celery stick chopped finely and simmer till most, but not all the water is gone

Then take:
2 oz of cubed salmon filet
2 oz of cubed red snapper
2 oz of cubed cod
2 oz of Langostino Meat (which is “Rock” or “Popcorn” shrimp) and add to onion & celery mixture and allow the steam from the evaporating remaining water to cook the fish

Then take:
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 tsp. dried Dill

Salt & pepper to taste and pour over the onion, celery and fish mixture in the pan and heat.

For thicker chowder, evaporate the moisture slowly from the cream. For thinner chowder add more cream and/or water.

Serve with a sprinkle of chopped chives and pat of hard butter melting on top. Makes 2 servings.


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Shrimp Soup with Cabbage Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cup shredded Chinese cabbage
2 teaspoon salt
6 cups water
4 oz chopped scallions
4 oz cooked medium sized shrimp -each cut in half
1/2 cup sliced celery

Instructions:

Combine cabbage with water, celery, and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, or until cabbage is tender but still crisp.

Ladle, evenly divided into soup bowls. Sprinkle each portion with one ounce chopped scallions. Place one ounce shrimp in each bowl.

Carb Count: 3.6 carbs per serving. Makes 4 servings.


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Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
2 medium yellow crookneck squash
2 medium onions
2 cans chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions:

Boil sliced squash and onions in chicken broth for 15 minutes until both are tender. Strain most of broth and save.

Puree squash and onions in blender or food processor. Add back to broth. Add curry and pepper; stir well. Add cream and nutmeg.

Can be served warm or cold.


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Stuffed Cucumber Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 lb ground pork (or veal)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
1 tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce* (Nam Pla)
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro (also -called Chinese parsley)
8 ea green onions, white part and 2″ of green tops
1 can of boiled quail eggs*, drained and rinsed with fresh tap water
4 ea cucumbers (about 8″ long)
2 qt chicken stock

*Available in Asian markets

Instructions:

Select cucumbers which are 7 to 8 inches long, but as small around as you can get. Peel the cucumbers and then slice each across into four equal pieces. Using a small spoon scoop out the seeds being careful to leave a “bottom” in each piece.

Preparing the meat stuffing:

Combine the ground pork, garlic, ginger, cilantro, 4 of the green onions, and fish sauce. Make a small ball of the mixture and microwave for about a minute to cook thoroughly. Taste for seasoning, and correct if needed.

Using your fingers stuff the meat mixture into the cucumbers (stick a toothpick through the side of the cucumber and into the meat to hold it in place while it cooks) in the hot chicken stock.

Cook about 15 minutes and add the 4 remaining green onions cut in 2″ lengths, and the canned quail eggs.

Cook another 5 minutes and serve immediately.

Note: If you can manage to keep the soup just barely below the boil your finished soup will be very clear.


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Vegetable Broth Recipe

Ingredients:
2 unpeeled carrots, sliced
2 leeks, both white and green parts, washed and sliced
1 green from the fennel bulb or the bulb itself, sliced
2 turnips, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 unpeeled garlic cloves, cut-in half
1 bunch parsley
4 fresh thyme sprigs, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup mushroom stems
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 cup dry white wine

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except peppercorns and wine in a 4-quart pot.

Pour over just enough water to cover and heat on high heat until liquid comes to a boil. Turn heat down, cover pot and keep broth at a slow simmer.

When vegetables have simmered 30 minutes, add peppercorns and white wine and simmer for 10 minutes more. Strain through a medium-mesh strainer into a clean pot or heat-resistant plastic container.

Let broth cool, uncovered, for an hour before putting it in the refrigerator.


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Vegetable Confetti Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions; minced
2 large trimmed fennel bulbs – cut into 1/3-inch dice
10 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 large red pepper – cut into 1/3-inch dice
2 medium zucchini- cut into 1/3-inch dice
12 large mushrooms – trimmed, quartered
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
Grated imported parmesan – for serving

Instructions:

Heat oil in 6-Quart Pot. Add onions. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir often.

Add fennel, stock, tarragon, thyme. Bring to boil. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes.

Add red pepper, zucchini and mushrooms. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes more.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Can be refrigerated as long as 4 days or frozen up to 3 months.

Serve hot, garnished with cheese.

Makes 14 Cups


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