Soup Special of the Day…………Italian Sausage Soup SUNDAY

August 12, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is, Italian Sausage Soup. You can use Sweet or Hot Italian Sausages for the recipe. You’ll also need Onion, Garlic, White Beans, Italian Style Diced Tomatoes, and Spices. The version of the recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Sausage Soup
Experiment with hot or mild sausage in this soup and your family’s tastes. Serve with warm crusty bread.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casing removed
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can white beans (Great Northern or cannellini)
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dry marjoram, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large heavy saucepan brown sausage over medium-high heat; stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/italian_sausage_soup_recipe.html

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Soup Special of the Day………Vegetable Soup

August 5, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Vegetable Soup. You can never have too many Vegetable Soup recipes! This one is from the CooksRecipes website. This is just one of many delicious and healthy Soup Recipes that you find at the Cooks site so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Vegetable Soup
Hot and hearty vegetable soup with bacon and cabbage in the mix.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup peeled diced potato
1/2 cup sliced celery
2 strips of bacon
6 cups hot water
3 teaspoons beef base or bouillon granules
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced thyme
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 to 1 cup diced cabbage

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large kettle, heat butter over low heat until melted. Add sliced carrots, diced onions, chopped potatoes, and sliced celery. Increase the heat to medium and add strips of bacon. Cook for 5 minutes then add hot water and beef base.
2 – Next add soy sauce, pepper, thyme, and diced tomato. Over medium heat, cook covered for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced cabbage and cook for an additional 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/vegetable_soup_recipe_2.html

Soup Special of the Day…………VIETNAMESE PHO

July 29, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – VIETNAMESE PHO. Thin sliced Sirloin Steak, Lemongrass, Vermicelli Noodles, and Bean Sprouts are just of few of the ingredients that make up this week’ recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Magazine website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic News, and Diabetic Management Tips. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

VIETNAMESE PHO
Ingredients

Soup Ingredients:
1/2 lb sirloin tip, sliced very thinly (250 g)
1-1/2 Tbsp canola oil, divided (20 mL)
1 small onion, sliced into thin rings
4 cups sodium-reduced beef stock (1 L)
2 cups water (500 mL)
1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger (15 mL)
1 stalk lemongrass chopped or 3 Tbsp (45 mL) dried lemongrass
1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns (2 mL)
1 cinnamon stick
4 oz ounces rice vermicelli noodles (125 g)
2 cups bean sprouts (500 mL )

Garnish Ingredients:
1 lime, quartered
1/2 cup each fresh basil, mint and cilantro (125 mL) each
1 small jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
1 Tbsp fish sauce (15 mL)

Directions

1 – In large saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil over medium heat. Add beef and cook for about 2-3 minutes. It wonÂ’t be cooked through. Set aside.
2 – Add 1/2 Tbsp (7.5 mL) canola oil to saucepan. Add onions and cook for about 3 minutes. Add beef stock, water, ginger, lemongrass, peppercorns and cinnamon stick, simmer for about 1 hour. (Broth can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated, if preferred.)
3 – Meanwhile, place rice vermicelli in bowl and cover with very hot water. Place lid on top and allow to sit for about 3 minutes.
4 – Prepare garnish plate: Arrange limes, basil, mint, cilantro, jalapeno and small bowl of fish sauce on a plate.
5 – Add beef to stock mixture and cook to desired doneness. To serve: Divide rice vermicelli and sprouts evenly in 4 bowls. Pour hot broth-beef mixture over top. Garnish as desired from the garnish plate.
NOTES:
This recipe was inspired by Pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup. You can modify the recipe by using vegetable stock and tofu for a vegetarian version.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings. Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups (375 mL)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 270
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 115 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/vietnamese-pho

Soup Special of the Day – Crock-Pot™ Vegetable Soup

July 22, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Crock-Pot™ Vegetable Soup. You’ll be using; frozen mixed vegetables, Italian-style crushed tomatoes, lean stew beef, dry onion soup mix, reduced-sodium beef bouillon cubes, and water. Put everything in a Crock Pot and cook for 4 hours. It’s only 167 calories and 13 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management Tips. So check it out today or you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

 

Crock-Pot™ Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
2 bags (16 ounces each) frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style crushed tomatoes
1 pound lean stew beef, cut into bite-size pieces
1 envelope (1 ounce) dry onion soup mix
2 cubes reduced-sodium beef bouillon
1 1/2 cups water

Directions
Place all ingredients in a Crock-Pot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir once halfway through, being careful to stir and replace the lid quickly to prevent heat loss.

Yield: 10 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 167 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 328 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/crock-pot-vegetable-soup/

Healthy Potato Soup Recipes

July 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potato Soup Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Potato Soup Recipes like; Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Potato-Leek Bisque, and Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato soup recipes including cream of potato, baked potato and potato leek soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives. To make a vegetarian version of this potato soup, omit the bacon and use “no-chicken” broth. Serve it with a green salad and crusty bread to clean up the bowl……..

Potato-Leek Bisque
It’s hard to believe how rich and creamy this potato-leek soup is even though there’s not a drop of cream in it. Croutons topped with anchovy, olives and leek are a crunchy, savory foil to the soup. But skip them if you like and incorporate all the cooked leeks into the soup instead…………..

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potato Soup Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/search/results/?wt=Healthy%20Potato%20Soup%20Recipes&sort=re

One of America’s Favorites – Senate Bean Soup

July 16, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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Senate bean soup at the Dirksen Senate Office Building

U.S. Senate Bean Soup or simply Senate bean soup is a soup made with navy beans, ham hocks, and onion. It is served in the dining room of the United States Senate every day, in a tradition that dates back to the early 20th century. The original version included celery, garlic, parsley, and mashed potatoes as well.

According to the Senate website, “Bean soup is on the menu in the Senate’s restaurant every day. There are several stories about the origin of that mandate, but none has been corroborated.”

On September 14, 1943, rationing due to World War II left the Senate kitchen without enough navy beans to serve the soup. The Washington Times-Herald reported on its absence the following day. In a speech on the Senate floor in 1988, Bob Dole recounted the response to the crisis: “Somehow, by the next day, more beans were found and bowls of bean soup have been ladled up without interruption ever since.”

A 1967 memo from the Architect of the Capitol to the Librarian of the Senate describes the modern recipe, calling for “two pounds of small Michigan Navy Beans”.

John Egerton writes in Southern Food that the use of ham hocks suggests an origin in Southern cuisine. Although the legislators credited with institutionalizing the soup did not represent Southern states, most of the cooks at the time were black Southerners who would prepare bean soup in their own style. There was a period when the Senate dining services omitted the ham and instead used a soup base. In 1984, a new manager discovered this practice; he reflects, “we went back to the ham hocks, and there was a real difference.”

There are two Senate soup recipes:

The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup Recipe
2 pounds dried navy beans
four quarts hot water
1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Wash the navy beans and run hot water through them until they are slightly whitened. Place beans into pot with hot water. Add ham hocks and simmer approximately three hours in a covered pot, stirring occasionally. Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool. Dice meat and return to soup. Lightly brown the onion in butter. Add to soup. Before serving, bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Serves 8.

Bean Soup Recipe (for five gallons)
3 pounds dried navy beans
2 pounds of ham and a ham bone
1 quart mashed potatoes
5 onions, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
four cloves garlic, chopped
half a bunch of parsley, chopped
Clean the beans, then cook them dry. Add ham, bone and water and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and mix thoroughly. Add chopped vegetables and bring to a boil. Simmer for one hour before serving.

As of 2010, members of the public can try the soup between 11:30am and 3pm in the Senate dining room. There is a dress code, and entry requires a “request letter” from a senator. The soup is also available to the general public at the Capitol Visitor Center restaurant on a rotating basis, between 7:30am and 4pm, and in the Longworth Cafeteria, between 7:30am and 2:30pm.

The Project Greek Island bunker, a Cold War-era emergency relocation center for Congress, included a cafeteria that would have served Senate bean soup.

Past prices for a bowl include:

1940: $0.15
1996: $1.00
1997: $1.10
2004: $4.50
2008: $5.00
2010: $6.00
2014: $3.60 for a 16-ounce bowl

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Soup Special of the Day………….Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

July 8, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel. The name alone tells you it’s a Soup Comfort Food! Fennel, Shell Pasta, Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, and Basil are just some of the healthy ingredients that you’ll need to make this Week’s Soup. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, and Diabetes Management. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Italian Pasta Soup with Fennel

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 can (about 14 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Dash black pepper (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and pasta; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

2 – Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Ladle into shallow bowls; top with cheese, basil, and black pepper, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 126 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/italian-pasta-soup-with-fennel/

Soup Special of the Day…………..Cream Potato Soup

July 1, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Cream Potato Soup. Potatoes, Onions, and Cheddar Cheese are just 3 of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes of all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cream Potato Soup
No recipe image available.Smooth and creamy, this soup is finished with melted cheddar cheese and a sprinkling of fresh parsley for color. Serve with bread and a salad for a tasty meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
5 cups chopped peeled potatoes
1 medium chopped peeled onion
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups half-and-half (light cream)
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine potatoes, onion and salt in a large pan and cover by half an inch of cold water. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes, or until potatoes and onions are tender.
2 – Remove from heat and carefully purée with a blender or stick blender until smooth.
3 – Return to heat and add half-and-half (light cream) and butter. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
4 – Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/cream_of_potato_soup_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day………..Sweet Potato Minestrone

June 24, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Sweet Potato Minestrone. You find several versions of this at various sites but I’m using the one on the Diabetes Self Management website. it’s a healthier version that’s Diabetic Friendly. At the Diabetes Self Management website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, Tips on Diabetes Management, and more! So check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sweet Potato Minestrone

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes
1 can (about 15 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped kale leaves (lightly packed)
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir water, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, rosemary, salt, if desired, and pepper into saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

2 – Add kale; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender.

3 – Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Note: Choose kale in small bunches with firm leaves and a rich, deep color. Avoid bunches with limp, wilted, or discolored leaves. To remove the tough stems, make a “V-shaped” cut where the stem joins the leaf. Stack the leaves and cut them into pieces.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 286 calories, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 11 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/sweet-potato-minestrone/

Soup Special of the Day…….Cajun Gumbo

June 17, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Gumbo, but just not any Gumbo a Cajun Gumbo! Made with Chicken Thighs, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Crawfish, Oysters, and more! Everyone leaving the table will be smiling! The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cajun Gumbo
Gumbo combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West African and Choctaw. The dish is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 pounds chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth or water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 dried bay leaf
1 (10-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
1 1/2 pounds crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, lobster and/or surimi
1 (10-ounce) jar medium oysters, drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Place chicken thighs in a single layer on a shallow baking pan and season with salt and pepper. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool. Deglaze pan with a little water, scraping the bottom to remove any browned bits and pour pan juices into a fat separator and set aside. When chicken is cool enough to handle, pick meat and discard skin and bones.
3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic, and cook for 2 more minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes (undrained), chicken broth, red pepper flakes, thyme and bay leaf. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Cover and and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken, pan juices (discard fat) and okra. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in crab, oysters and parsley. Cook gently 5 to 10 minutes or until oysters begin to curl and crab is thoroughly warmed (if using shrimp, shrimp should be pink and opaque throughout). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice in soup bowls.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/cajun_gumbo_recipe.html

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