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BrianB
Posted: Aug. 22 2006, 23:09 ET


I really really like soup, but so far haven't found one that is acceptable on Dr. B that is decent.  I made a broccoli and a cauliflower soup from the recipe book, and they were both OK, but nothing to write home about.  There is a spinach soup in there that I'm going to give a shot soon.  I'll report back when I do.

Tabi
Posted: Aug. 23 2006, 11:07 ET


I didn't like any of the soups either. If you find one, let me know!

BrianB
Posted: Aug. 24 2006, 20:19 ET


Made a good one.  Link here.

Barb
Posted: Jan. 31 2007, 23:37 ET


If you like PHO you can make it really close with a combination of Chicken & Beef Broth (2 to 1 ratio), tomato paste & simmer with a little ginger, sliced mushrooms, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage & a little cilantro & jalepeno.  At the very end add either thin strips of lean beef/veal or even chicken.  We add a wedge of lime and some hot sauce at the end.  We like it :)

BlueJeans
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 00:08 ET


I find that if I take any soup, before I add the meat, and pulse blend it, it makes it appear more heartier and not so watery.  Hope that helps liven up your soups even if it's just a little bit.  :D

Michelle
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 09:30 ET


Quote (BrianB @ Aug. 24 2006,20:19)
Made a good one.  Link here.

Hey Brian,

We should probably remove this link and the original post as Romano beans are no longer allowed on the diet ... wouldn't have even clued in had this post not shown up on the New Posts today.

BrianB
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 11:21 ET


Well, since I'm in the U.S. and apparently we don't know what Romano beans are ('cause I've never found them here), you'll notice in my post/recipe that I made it with Navy beans instead of Romano beans.  So, it might be good for people to check out.

BrianB
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 11:23 ET


Quote (Barb @ Jan. 31 2007,23:37)
If you like PHO you can make it really close with a combination of Chicken & Beef Broth (2 to 1 ratio), tomato paste & simmer with a little ginger, sliced mushrooms, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage & a little cilantro & jalepeno.  At the very end add either thin strips of lean beef/veal or even chicken.  We add a wedge of lime and some hot sauce at the end.  We like it :)

I'm going to give this a shot.  It sounds really good.  When I'm done, if it turns out well, I'll post a recipe.  Thanks Barb!

P.S.  Is PHO an acronym for something, or is that ('pho') the actual name of the soup?

Michelle
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 11:31 ET


I could have brought some with me when I come down but I guess there is no sense in it now !  :D
It's actually amazing that we had something that you didn't for once.

Caroline
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 13:51 ET


I made the Red Pepper soup from the recipe book and just had some for lunch today.  I love it!  It was so good and flavorful!!!  It sure warmed me up on this cold Edmonton day!!!

CarolP
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 22:10 ET


I make venison soup often, beef broth, veggies and ,meat. The trick for me is brown veggies first in Pam... then add meat and liquid. I put some spices in as well. And of course Hot Sauce!

Barb
Posted: Feb. 1 2007, 22:43 ET


Pho is the name of a Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup.  You don't need the noodles (I pretend the bean sprouts are noodles)

Tammy
Posted: Feb. 2 2007, 11:43 ET


I make a vegatable soup with ground lean turkey. I use the low sodium can of chicken broth, 1 and 3 cans of water. (so I have left overs) I stir fry veggies, (mushrooms, onion, peppers & tomato) with of course lots of garlic. I fry up the turkey in pam (with garlic and ginger.) Heat the water and soup (with more garlic, oregano, parsley) I use a head of garlic! And then combine everything and let it simmer for 10 minutes together. Its really good. And really fast!

ajsutter
Posted: Feb. 21 2007, 19:36 ET


I tried the red pepper soup today and loved it!!  It was quick and easy to make.

Dekes
Posted: Feb. 21 2007, 21:57 ET


The red pepper soup is my favorite...I quadriple the recipe and freeze it.  It is great.  I also make the onion soup in the recipe book, but I think the cheese and bread is a waste of a portion, so I make it without cheese or bread.  It's fantastic!

It's funny that you mention Pho.  Puddin and I are going to Vietnam March 23 - Apr 14.  It is one of the reasons that I joined Dr. B.  I didn't want to be the fat guy holding everyone back.  I think I should be at or near my goal by the time I leave, but I plan to come back and do a couple of more weeks on the diet, then hit maintenance.  I plan on going cold-turkey off the diet while on vacation, but hopefully the pho will not make me gain too much!  (I'm going to post a new topic on this for some advice...)

Good luck!

Beth
Posted: Aug. 14 2007, 22:58 ET


Love this soup

2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 onion
4 cloves garlic, fresh is best
celery 2 stalks
green beans
mushrooms

saute garlic and chopped onion and celery in Pam
when onion softened add chicken broth
and 1 cup water and vegetables. you can use any vegetables you want, just remember to weigh them out. I like to use pepper and 1 tsp vegetta seasoning in mine. simmer fot 30 minutes

Zehma
Posted: Feb. 24 2009, 16:25 ET


Ok guys I have made the red pepper soup from the Dr. B cook book and made a few alterations to the original recipe because I found it to be too hot (spicy) and I LOVE the red peppers roasted. If you are having a dinner party or something special I drop a small dollop of fat free sour cream in the bowl before serving and swirl it a little.  Anyway give it a try because it has become a hit and you can freeze it so I do up a huge batch and then freeze in individual serving in freezer bags.

18. Red Pepper Soup
12oz340g red peppers seeded & sliced (I roasted mine)
4oz110g Onion, chopped
28oz800mlCampbell’s chicken (25% less sodium)
28oz800mlwater
2tsp10mlhunts tomato paste
1 garlic clove, minced
1tsp5mlpaprika (too hot)
1/4tsp1mlcayenne (too hot)
1/4tsp1mlthyme
1/2tsp2mlbasil
1/2tsp2mloregano
salt & pepper to taste
Pam

Method
1.Sauté onion, garlic & paprika in pot sprayed with pam
2.Add red peppers & season with salt & pepper
3.Add all remaining seasonings & sauté until soft
4.Pour in chicken broth & water.  Mix in tomato paste.
5.Simmer for 15 minutes
6.Puree soup in blender

YIELD:2 vegetable
1 misc. Serving of tomato paste (limit 1 per day)