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How about cold blueberry soup for a summertime appetizer or dessert? No salt, low-fat! http://rivendellwis.blogspot.com/2006/02/in-memory-of-last-poached-pear-in.html
My favorite soup is egg drop soup because it has lots of protien. Which is important if you want to build muscle, or gain weight.
Watery soups can be thickened quickly with infant rice cereal or instant mashed potatoes.
My favorite is cream of tomato. well, I will try yours as well, it definitely sounds nutritious.
I save the turkey bones after Xmas, and added to the chicken bones I have saved after other meals, I have enough to make a very large pot or two of stock (after adding the vegetables etc.). After cooling and skimming the stock of fat I make many yogurt containers of vegetable/chicken veg/ soup to freeze for quick suppers, especially on cold winter nights, when I dont feel like cooking.
Can we use Sea Salt?
I hve to watch sodium so make my own chicken and beef stock for soups. After finishing a chicken or turkey, I boil up the bones with onions and carrots, etc. simmer two hours, then strain it. The stock settles and when it is cold i skim off the fat, then put the stock into large yoghurt containers (2 cups) and freeze it. So I always have the base for a nutritious soup on hand, and my little Cuisinart chopper pulverises vegetables to go into it for a quick soup.
I have found using the crockpot an easy way to make stock. You put in all your ingredients (I prefer to use fresh herbs instead of alot of salt) with water, turn it on and 6 hrs or so later you have a delicious stock. I do strain it, though. I also keep bags in the frig for leftover meats,bones, and one for vegies. It works, and tastes good.
My family has been doing a lot of juicing lately and we have discovered the pulp from the vegetable juicing is a great stock for both vegetable and lentil soups! We're gluten free and in to clean eating!
I love making soups, because they are so easy. I rarely follow a recipe - I just use what I have on hand. Last night I started with a package of miso soup and added tofu, carrots, broccoli, and bok choy. Voila! Instant supper. Lots of fiber and very filling without being heavy.
This was a great article for begginers and kitchen gurus. Thank you for posting it.
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