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) almost 10 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, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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) almost 10 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 ) almost 10 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) almost 10 years ago

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