My soup,I eat this all the time,at meals or for a snack(when i get the hungries)

By jimmyjames43 Latest Reply 2011-09-30 21:05:14 -0500
Started 2011-09-21 11:04:08 -0500

In 2tbsp of olive oil(2 tbsp of a half butter half margrine product) i sautee a large onion,the I add celery and carrots,cook for a few then I add cabbage and a medium size can of diced tomatoes(water half way up the pot),cook for a few then I add broccoli,zuchini,califlower,green beans or whatever other veggies you like,then i add a low sodium fat free broth chicken or beef,black pepper,and basil(use any spices you like) cook to the way you like your veggies(I like my veggies on the crunchy side,not soggy) This soup is low calorie, low carb and on weight watchers I can eat all I want…lol…some times i throw in some baby red skin potatoes for a few carbs,or add some cooked rice and lot of times i just add some chicken,or shrimp and have it as liunch or dinner. This soup I make with various veggies and always have it in my fridge,It helps me alot!!

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squog master
squog master 2011-09-23 21:41:26 -0500 Report

I make veggie soup also. It's an easy way to get my veggies into me. I like to use low sodium tomato juice for a base sometimes. Being single I make a big pot then freeze some of it.

jimmyjames43 2011-09-24 09:00:15 -0500 Report

YUP I use tomatoe jucie sometimes,and sometimes I add red beans,white beans,or chili beans,I change it up a bit every time I make it,because I always have some soup in the fridge

squog master
squog master 2011-09-24 17:23:02 -0500 Report

Ditto, YUP. I sometimes throw in some kind of beans cause I'm on I high protein diet. I don't really care for meat in my soup normally. But I keep some in snack size baggies in the freezer that I can toss in at the last minute if I need more protein that day. I also prefer the soup to a salad with my dinner.

I also make tomato soup using the tomato juice as a base then add different seasonings & what ever strikes my fancy at the time. This is making me hungry.
As I finished off my soup a few days ago I think I'll stop at my local farm stand up the road tomorrow for some local fresh veggies one last time before the season's over.

Dixiemom 2011-09-23 20:58:56 -0500 Report

I make a similar soup but leave out the broccoli, cauliflower and zuchini. I sometimes put in turnips and parsn ips and barley. And then I will add a can of red beans or white beans. I make soup several times a weewk AS IT IS EASY TO HEAT AND SERVE.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-23 21:09:12 -0500 Report

I just bought some canning jars so that I can can soups to use at later dates. I plan to take the first quart out for the canning. Yes parsnips and turnips, my Irish grandmother used these a lot, great in stew too.

squog master
squog master 2011-09-23 21:44:36 -0500 Report

My Dad always put turnips in his stew. But every time I try I always end up with a turnip that is woody. I can buy the best looking turnip but it still ends up being woody. Any advice? Anyone?

MEGriff1950 2011-09-23 22:57:50 -0500 Report

Turnips that are small and have a smooth skin are the best. They should have a sweet aroma and feel firm to the touch. The larger the turnips the woodier they are.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-22 19:02:18 -0500 Report

Here is an amazing grain that Lorene recommended on here it is called Quinoa. I first tried it last week prepared like rice, it tasted similar to barely in the white form but cooked in 15 minutes. I understand that there is a red variety that has a nutty taste. The nutrition value is quite amazing. I will be adding this to most soups that I make. Wikipedia has a lot of information on quinoa I found mine at Walmart in the Hispanic foods section.

Dixiemom 2011-09-23 21:02:06 -0500 Report

I just finished up my quinoa. I;m not completely sold on it I don't know if it was the brand I bought but I had to rinse it several times and still didn't get rid of all the hulls. Now I see they have a prewashed version. I may try looking for it in Walmart.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-23 21:05:36 -0500 Report

Honestly Dixie Mom those little white curls remind me of larve so I will keep this as a soulp additive. I do like the flavor. I did prewash the one I got at Walmart though it said it was prewashed. I am anxious to try the red.

hobbygirl 2011-09-22 06:29:43 -0500 Report

I am vegetable soup lover myself but some of the veggies you add I have never tried. Thanks for the ideas.

MewElla 2011-09-21 11:07:16 -0500 Report

This looks great!! Love soups and most definitely will make this, Hey, thanks for sharing this one!!

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