Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Wheatgrass Juicer Giveaway Winner and a soup recipe

We have a winner of the Wheatgrass Juicer! Sunshine, I will email you with the details!
Now, onto a recipe for Cheesy Cabbage Potato Soup... this is a repost, but so good. I made a batch and it is just so comforting on a cold winter day.. and it's low fat and healthy too!
Cheesy Cabbage Potato Soup

Cooking spray
  • 1 onion (around 1 cup, diced)
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1 t dried dill
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1/2 t caraway seeds
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • pinch salt
  • 6 c shredded green cabbage (around 1/2 a medium head)
  • 2 c diced potatoes (around 2 medium)
  • 1-2 canned chipotle pepper in adobo (use 1 if you don't like heat in your soup)
  • 6 c water
  • 1.5 bouillon cubes
  • black pepper to taste

Method:
In a large, heavy bottomed soup pan over medium heat spray with cooking spray add the onions, garlic and spices along with a pinch of salt. Cook for several minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Now, add the cabbage and potatoes and chipotle and coat with the spice/onion mixture for several more minutes. Add the water and bouillon and bring to a boil, uncovered. Simmer for several minutes, then turn the heat down to low and cover and allow the potatoes and cabbage to cook. Meanwhile, prepare the 'cheese/cream mixture

Cheesy Cream:
1/2 block lite tofu
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1.5 T tahini
2 t dijon mustard
2 small cloves garlic (around 1.5 t, crushed)
1 t yellow mustard (prepared)
2 T umeboshi vinegar (or 1 T soy sauce and 1 T lemon juice)
1 T lemon juice

Process all of the above in a food processor until totally smooth. When the soup is done take it off the heat (this is VERY important or the mixture will curdle) and stir into the pot. Let it sit, covered for 5 minutes and taste for salt/pepper. If you'd like, add around 3 cups of the soup to the food processor and puree for a creamier soup (and to get all of the cheesy sauce out!). Add the pureed soup back into the pot. Enjoy!

This makes around 8 cups of soup (I think it may have made more, but I didn't measure it exactly)

A 2 cup serving provides: (1 cup would ALMOST be a 100 calorie snack!)

237 calories
5 g fat
40 carbs
8 g fiber
12 g protein



14 comments:

  1. looks so yummy and comforting.

    if only i could reach out and try it...hehe

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  2. Congratulations to the winner!!

    Oooooh, love the soup.

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  3. Thank you SO much! :) I am SOOOOOOOOO grateful! :D

    I'm going to start my grass growing tomorrow morning! :D Thank you again! :D

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  4. Your soup looks really really delicious! I love cabbage soups.

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  6. mmm, that soup looks delicious! Congrats to Sunshine, winner of the Juicer! Lucky Duck!

    Cheers!

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  7. Wow - this sounds great, yummy and comforting without being high in fat. Exactly what I need at the moment.

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  9. The soup looks and sounds delicious.

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  10. Oh wow! I may have to try this soon. I love "cheezy" soups. When I was a kid, I'd eat the Campbell's condensed cheese soup straight from the can (in it's congealed state). Gross now. But the idea of a warm cheezy soup sounds wonderful.

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    thanks :)

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  13. wow! I will have to try this cheesy combo out! Looks delicious!

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