Asparagus soup… low carb!

20140222-220039.jpg20140222-220024.jpgI got this great soup idea from my fun and inspiring co worker Aviva Feldman!  I am  trying to do the low carb thing, but I love pea soup…not allowed!  She told me about this recipe she makes that turns out very pea soupish!  It is really delicious and my whole family loved it.  So here is what you do…cut up a red onion and saute it in butter in a large pot.  Add a few pounds of cut up asparagus, I used three pounds.  Cover it with broth… I used chicken broth, my friend Aviva used vegetable broth. Cook it till it is really mooshy…Then use your immersible blender and blend away to your desired consistency.  I made mine into a green mush with the occasional asparagus chunk.  At this point you can add other things if you like, like other veggies or chunks of meat.  Really a delicious soup, it will be  on my “frequently made” list.

Creamy low carb chicken and broccoli soup

Let me just say this soup is not low calorie! I am really trying to do the Atkins diet but have been craving a creamy soup, so I put together this one out of various low carb ingredients, and the result was really delicious!

Ingredients:

Two cups of cut up cooked chicken……….. ( I boiled a couple of carcasses of grocery store rotisserie chicken, made broth and used the meat)

Four cups of chicken broth ( make your own or use canned.. see above…)

One half onion diced

Two bay leaves

Fresh ground black pepper to taste

One pound package frozen cut up broccoli

Eight ounces sliced fresh mushrooms

Two cups half and half or heavy cream (depending on how naughty you wanna be)

8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

 

Combine all ingredients and simmer until broccoli and mushrooms are done… yum.. If you dont care about carbs you could thicken the soup with some flour… I chose not to do this and it was fine…

 

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It is most certainly a soup day

Ok I was really inspired by hearing about my brother making soup today… but I am trying to do the low carb thing and wanted to find a low carb soup recipe that would use these really wonderful low carb black soy beans I had found. I did not have any canned chipotle peppers so i added a teaspoon of chipotle powder, and that worked out just fine, had a little kick. I used really lean ground beef.. more carrots than the recipe called for… and I wished I’d had sour cream cuz that would have been really yummy on top. Instead we sprinkled a little grated white cheddar. Yum! -Kerrie

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