Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yummy Soups

Broccoli soup


2 small cups fresh broccoli, chopped
1 cup vegetable stock
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon fresh gingerroot, grated
¼ cup skim milk (soy milk can also be used as a substitute for milk)
¼ teaspoon soy sauce, low sodium
1 tablespoon red onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


Boil vegetable broth in a saucepan on medium. After it is boiling, reduce the to low. Add ginger, garlic, broccoli and simmer for 5 minutes or till broccoli is tender. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature.

Golden lentil soup


1 oz orange lentils
1 cup vegetable stock
½ carrot, chopped
¼ onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon curry powder
A pinch of cayenne
Salt to taste


Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and boil on medium. After it comes to a boil reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked. After the lentils are done remove the mixture from heat and cool at room temperature. After cooling blend it to get a smooth liquid. Keep in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Tip – you may soak the lentils in warm water for 30 minutes before cooking.

This recipe serves 1 and provides 150 calories.

Garden Vegetable Soup Recipe


1/8 cup fresh carrot, sliced
1/8 cup red onion, chopped
½ cup green cabbage, chopped
1/8 cup green beans
½ tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup vegetable broth
1/8 cup zucchini, dried
¼ teaspoon basil, dried
1/8 teaspoon oregano, dried
Salt to taste


Sauté onions, carrots, and garlic in a little broth on medium. After 5 minutes add vegetable broth, beans, cabbage, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt and bring it to a boil. Covers the sauce pan with a lid and simmer on low for 10 minutes or till the vegetables are tender. Add zucchini and simmer for more 2 minutes. Serve hot.

This recipe is about 50 calories and 1 gm fat.

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