Cool nights in San Mateo County, California --- Soup's On!

Cool, drizzly days are here in San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley areas of California. And that means ----

Soup's On!

a  bowl of vegetable soup
I love making a pot of soup on a gray day, and one of my favorite guilt-free ones is a modification of a WeightWatcher classic -- no fat and plenty of yummy vegetables. Experiment with different combinations of vegetables and herbs, too.

Ingredients:
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
4 cups fat-free broth (I used chicken or vegetable broth)
about 2 cuts shredded or diced green cabbage
1/2 cup green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste (**See tip, below)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
a pinch of salt if desired
1/2 cup diced zucchini or summer squash

Preparation
:
  1. Spray large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray; saute carrot, onion and garlic over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes
  2. Add rest of ingredients except for zucchini/summer squash; bring to boil
  3. Lower heat and simmer, covered about 15 minutes
  4. Add squash, stir, and heat about 4 or 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy, either plain, or with a dollop of non-fat yogurt on top.


**Tip: after opening can, place 1-tablespoon portions on waxed paper; freeze; then put in zip-lock baggie, ready for next time. And don't be overly concerned that all portions are equal--that's the fun of this soup--it's changeable

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Comment balloon 11 commentsLottie Kendall • October 27 2010 08:46AM

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We Infrared cooked a Turkey last Saturday. I simmered those bone for 4 hours on Sunday for a delicious turkey broth. I always keep a bag of frozen veggie in the freezer just in case I make soup. Soup satisfies your thirst and your tummy.

Posted by Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo (Century 21 Schwartz Realty) about 8 years ago

Lottie.....that makes me want to go home right now and start some soup in the slow cooker.....well, I've been in the office since 6:30am, so I guess I can take a break!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 8 years ago

This sounds so good!  Of course, it's in the 80's here today and humid to boot, but I can dream of cool days and hot soup! 

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 8 years ago

Sounds YUMMY!  We enjoy soup 3 months a year!!  I will save your recipe!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 8 years ago

Kathy, soup can be healthy 'soul food' can't it? You sound like a prepared cook, with soup makings at hand, ready to go. Lucky family!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Barbara, one of the benefits of working from my home office is that I can have a pot of soup simmering on the stove while I'm in my office -- and not worry about burning down the house!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

OK Tish and Cara --- here's one for you: Gazpacho Soup for a Warm evening

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend when I have some spare time Lottie, sounds delicious..........thanks for the recipe.................need to head to the grocery store.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 8 years ago

Hi Roger -- I was thinking of your group when I posted this -- nothing sinful in it, and super easy and tasty.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Lottie, you are making me hungry. I'm going to have to try this recipe over the weekend. I just posted last week one of my favorite recipes, first time on AR....

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1924892/-connecticut-paella-

Best Dave.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 8 years ago

Hi David -- well, your paella sounds marvelous, but I'd have to spend a bit of time on it, I think. Like Charita, I think I'll pass it on to the cook in my family (my husband!)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

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