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November 15, 2012 2:31 PM
No meat or fish or celery thanks xx
November 15, 2012 2:41 PM
Have you heard of the famous "fat-burning" cabbage soup? I happen to love it. Unfortunately, my recipe is only loosely based on the real thing. But if you like cabbage, onion, tomatoes and cayenne (+ fat-free broth base) it's an excellent and hearty soup that I'd highly recommend. In fact, I think I need to make some for myself! Thanks for this unintentional reminder! xoxo
November 15, 2012 2:45 PM
mmm will deffo give this a try! thankee my friend!
November 15, 2012 2:57 PM
Cabbage soup? That sounds great!! is that it? if not May I have the recipe please?
November 15, 2012 3:01 PM

This is more like a soup than a chili. I make this for my vegetarian friends by omitting the chicken and adding tomatoes.
November 15, 2012 3:04 PM
1. 1 cup of water.

November 15, 2012 3:06 PM
thanks Vevvie i love chilli!! and @Quix hahahaha too funny!
November 15, 2012 3:25 PM
I made a big batch of taco soup yesterday

1 can black beans
1 can white beans
1 can green chilies
1 can corn
2 cans tex-mex tomatoes
1 packet taco seasoning

and then I put shredded chicken in mine, but it would still be delicious without it!!
November 15, 2012 3:27 PM
November 15, 2012 3:35 PM
I swear by vegetarian lentil soup. It's hearty, low in fat and calories, high in protein and fiber and chocked full of healthy veggies. There are recipes all over the net. Adding turmeric gives an added antioxidant boost! If you'd like my own personal recipe contact me. It is a culmination of all of the best ones I've found. :)
Edited by keemakitty On November 15, 2012 3:39 PM
November 15, 2012 3:36 PM
Here is my thread with some homemade soup recipes....
November 15, 2012 3:38 PM
1. hot water
2. 1-2 boullion cubes :p
November 15, 2012 3:41 PM
Oh so glad you posted such an awesome topic that we can all learn from! Thanks! I was actually going to say cabbage soup too, so I will have to keep thinking of one to add! I'll be back!
November 15, 2012 3:41 PM
Great turkey chili, even better the next day when all the spices mellow together.
November 15, 2012 3:42 PM
what about egg drop soup- or hot and sour soup?
November 15, 2012 3:42 PM
thanks guys! I just got a food processor and cant wait to do proper healthy home-cooking :)
November 15, 2012 3:44 PM

Oh so glad you posted such an awesome topic that we can all learn from! Thanks! I was actually going to say cabbage soup too, so I will have to keep thinking of one to add! I'll be back!

aw thanks, it's really that I'm too thrifty to buy a cook book :D
November 15, 2012 5:49 PM

Cabbage soup? That sounds great!! is that it? if not May I have the recipe please?

I think you can just do a Google search for "fat-burning cabbage soup" and you'll find it, as I did. I just tweaked mine a bit, I don't remember if the original has cayenne pepper in it but it might. I had to add kernel corn to my last batch because I put TOO much hot sauce and it was so fiery, it was virtually inedible. The addition of sugar and corn made it bearable (delicious, actually) -- but those were my pre-MFP-calorie-counting days, also! I might not add corn today.
November 15, 2012 7:14 PM
I make a big pot of soup every weekend for lunches (occasional dinner) throughout the week, hence I have hundreds of soup recipes. This is one of my go-to soup receipes. My ex used to say soup is not a meal, just another thing he was wrong about. hahaha

Lemon Lentil Soup with Spinach (we like ours with swiss chard)


3 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil

2 medium onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1-1/2 cups green or brown lentils, picked over and rinsed

4 cups vegetable or chicken stock

4 cups water

2 tsp dried mint or 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Salt + freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 8-oz bag washed spinach, tough stems removed (or 1 bunch swiss chard)

Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

3 tbsp lemon juice

Plain yogurt for garnish


In large pot, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Turn heat down to medium-low. Cook until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes. Stir in cumin and cayenne; cook 30 seconds. Add lentils, stock and water, and raise heat to high.

When it comes to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Add mint and season with salt and pepper. Purée 1 cup of soup in food processor and stir back into pot.

While lentils are cooking, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add half of spinach and stir until wilted. Add remaining spinach and stir until wilted. Transfer spinach to cutting board and roughly chop. Set aside.

When ready to serve soup, bring to simmer and stir in spinach, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into warm bowls and garnish with dollop of yogurt.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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November 15, 2012 7:26 PM
Sounds good!
November 15, 2012 7:43 PM
Our family favorite (and do mean FAVORITE) is chicken pesole.

Chicken broth (fat free) 3 cans (or 45 oz)
White hominy 2 cans (rinsed and drained)
Onions - slightly browned before adding to broth
chicken (or tofu) 8 oz -brown and drain- shred with forks

Add all above ingredients together and simmer for at least 15 mins

Cut limes and fresh cilantro-add to bowls upon service. Can also have corn/white tortillas as 'croutons' for soup.
November 15, 2012 7:53 PM
I used to hate cauliflower but tried it roasted and love it. To make roasted cauliflower soup roast the cut up cauliflower head with a small amount of ollive oil and salt at high heat until it starts to lightly brown. Put in in your food processor with a good quality veg or chicken stock. Its so simple so you really need a good quality stock in this. Add a little salt, pepper and if you want a small can of fat free evaporated milk, and a bay leaf. Let it simmer on the stove for at least 30 minutes. For variations, you can add roasted carrots and or steamed broccoli to the mix. A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes are good too. I like to sprinkle the soup with a little parm cheese when i serve it. Its is so easy!
November 16, 2012 3:25 AM - I made this and replaced celeriac with turnip, left out the swede and added a parsnip. It was about 120 calories a serving (my serving is a pint as that's what fits in my flask). - beware though, this gave me, er, digestive issues. Still, it still wasn't as bad as the time I made brussels sprout soup...
Edited by smelons On November 16, 2012 3:26 AM
November 16, 2012 4:07 AM
I make a nice Carrot and Coriander one, its sooooo easy n really tasty.

Boil some carrots ,add on veg stock cube.

when carrots are soft drain them over a bowl or pan (you may want some of the water to thin the soup)

Blend them with a bit of dry coriander, black pepper and then add a handful of finely chopped fresh coriander

If soup is a little thick add some of the water used to boil the carrots in.
November 16, 2012 4:22 AM
great topic !!! Bump


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