soup

  • Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

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    Makes 6 servings, Prep Time: 10 minutes

    2 pounds yellow onions, trimmed, halved and sliced (2 quarts)

    1 box (32 ounces) beef broth

    2 teaspoons dried thyme

    ½ cup white wine or water

    2 tablespoons flour

    6 thick slices sour dough bread or peasant/rustic loaf, crusts trimmed

    ½ cup grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese

    Cracked pepper (optional)

    Place onions into five- or six-quart slow cooker. Add broth and thyme, and stir. Cover with lid and cook on high setting three to four hours or until onions are tender. Mix white wine (or water) with flour and stir into cooker. Cover and continue to cook on high setting for one hour longer until thickened. Before serving, place bread slices on a baking sheet and top with cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly. To serve, ladle soup into shallow bowls. Place one slice of hot, cheesy bread into each bowl. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Recipe and image provided by the National Onion Association.

  • Classic Chicken Soup (Goldene Yoikh)

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    Ingredients:

    One 4–5 pound chicken

    2 large celery stalks with leaves, sliced

    2 large carrots, peeled and sliced in 2-inch diagonals

    1 onion, quartered

    3 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley

    Salt and white pepper to taste

     

    1. Clean and wash the chicken, place it in a large pot, and cover it with water.

    2. Bring to a boil and skim the broth thoroughly.

    3. Add the vegetables and seasoning. Cover and simmer slowly for about three hours. When it’s done, strain the soup. Serve as a broth or with vegetables and chicken.

    8-10 Servings

    Nutrition information per serving Calories 557; Protein 57 g; Carbohydrate 8 g; Total Fat 31.6 g; Saturated fat 8.8 g; Cholesterol 179 mg; Sodium 214 mg; Fiber 2.2 g

  • Vegetable Barley Soup

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    vegetable barley soup

    Servings: 8

    Total Time: 1 hour

    Ingredients:

    ¾ cups barley

    1/8 cup olive oil

    3 carrots, diced

    3 stalks celery, diced

    2 large onions, diced

    kosher salt and black pepper

    2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes

    1 bunch kale, thick stems discarded and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)

    15.5 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

    Cook barley according to package directions. Heat oil in large pot. Add carrots, celery, onions, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally until vegetables begin to soften, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add tomato cans and 8 cups water. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until soup has slightly thickened and vegetables are tender, about 45-60 minutes. Add kale and simmer, stirring occasionally. Stir in chickpeas and cooked barley and cook until heated through.

    To freeze: Cool soup to room temperature and divide among freezer containers or bags. Freeze for up to three months. To cook: Thaw soup in a bowl of cold water or overnight in the refrigerator. Transfer to a pot and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Butternut Squash Soup With Apple and Bacon

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    8 strips of bacon, cut into pieces
    2 pounds squash, diced
    1 Granny Smith apple, diced
    1 tablespoon sage, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    4 cups low-salt chicken or vegetable broth

    1. Cook bacon until crisp; cut into pieces.

    2. Add diced squash to a large stockpot; cook until browned. Stir in apple, sage, kosher salt, pepper, and broth.

    3. Bring to a boil; simmer until squash and apple soften.

    4. Add half the bacon to soup; puree. Reheat soup and garnish with remaining bacon.

  • Watercress Soup


    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 peeled and cubed potato
    1 chopped onion
    1 ½ cups chicken stock
    1 ½ cups milk
    ½ cup watercress
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    cream optional

     

    Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add 1 peeled and cubed potato, and 1 chopped onion of choice. Reduce heat to medium, cover for 5 minutes. Pour in 2 1/2 cups of chicken stock and 2 1/2 cups of milk, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in 1/2 cup watercress leaves and simmer uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the cooking pot, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and season to taste. If desired, serve with a dollop of cream.

  • The Natural Nurse Detoxifying Vegetable Soup

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    Below is a recipe for The Natural Nurse® detoxification soup that I give as a staple food in the detoxification section in my book, Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Weight Loss. Keep in mind it is best to use all organic ingredients to minimize the amount of environmental toxins in your food.

    1 onion
    1 head of cabbage
    2 cloves garlic
    2 carrots
    2 celery stalks
    1 bunch parsley
    5 kale leaves
    2 sheets of nori sea vegetable
    4 pieces of okra
    1 cup brown rice
    Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste (if soy sensitive, replace with Himalayan salt)
    2 quarts of water

    Combine all ingredients, simmer for 1 1/2 hrs.

  • Pumpkin Soup

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    1 cup celery, chopped
    1 cup carrots, chopped
    1 cup onions, chopped
    1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
    8 cups vegetable broth or vegetarian chicken-flavored broth
    Dash nutmeg, optional
    3 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed
    ¼ cup Earth Balance trans fat-free margarine
    ½ cup Sour Supreme or Better than Sour Cream (Tofuttti Brand)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Chives, chopped

    Sauté celery, carrots, and onions until slightly caramelized. Reduce heat to medium and add chopped garlic. Sweat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth, nutmeg, and pumpkin; simmer until pumpkin is tender.

    Blend until smooth with a wisk or transfer to counter-top blender. Add margarine, sour cream substitute, and salt and pepper to taste while blending. Garnish with more Tofutti Brand Sour Cream substitute and chives; serve warm.

    Contributed by Art Eggertsen, vegan chef and founder of ProBar

  • Soup's On!

    Nothing warms body and soul like a steamy bowl of soup. While our grandmothers had the time and ingenuity to make their soups from scratch, these days we are more likely to pluck ours from a grocery store shelf.

    Suss out the healthiest and most delicious ready-made soups.
    By Cara Hopkins
  • Chilled Berry Soup

    Ingredients:


    5 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
    1/2 cup water
    1 tablespoon lime juice
    1/4 cup agave nectar
    1 1/2 cup low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
    1/2 cup white wine
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     

    Directions:

    1. Puree all ingredients in a blender until well mixed. Chill 1 hour, garnish with berries, and serve.

    Nutritional analysis: 226 calories; 2 g fat; 1 g sasturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 6 g protein; 44 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 69 mg sodium

  • Vegetable Chicken Soup

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    6 ounces green beans, cut into bite-size pieces
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 zucchini, sliced
    1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    1/2 of a 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
    4 cups chicken broth
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 to 2 tablespoons raw honey
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 teaspoons minced raw ginger
    2 teaspoons pressed raw garlic
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat for several minutes.
    2. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.
    3. Add chicken, and continue to stir occasionally to brown lightly on all sides.
    4. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and allow to simmer until vegetables are just tender and chicken is cooked through.

    nutrition info per serving (4): 209 calories, 4.7 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 26.8 g protein, 14.2 g carbohydrates, 2.6 g fiber, 745 mg sodium