Turkey Squash Soup

Turkey Squash Soup RecipeIngredients:

1 large acorn squash

1/2 teaspoon olive oil

low sodium salt and pepper to taste

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1/4 cup coconut milk

1-2 turkey breasts shredded

3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon coconut aminos

Pinch or two of cayenne pepper

Pomegranate seeds and/or sliced almonds, for serving

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400.  Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp.  Brush each half with about 1/4 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with low sodium salt and pepper.  Place in a foil-lined baking pan and roast, cut sides up, until fork tender (about an hour).

When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and place it in a medium saucepan, or in a blender if you don’t have an immersion blender.  Add the remaining ingredients and process with an immersion blender (or regular blender) until smooth.  Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until heated through.  Serve hot or warm, with pomegranate seeds and/or sliced almonds.

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Delicious Lemon-Garlic Soup

garlic soupOption – add 6 shrimps

 Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon crushed and chopped fresh garlic

6 cups good-quality low sodium shellfish stock (or mushroom or chicken stock)

2 eggs

1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon coconut flour for thickening

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired

 

Instructions:

In a 4-quart pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and saute the garlic for 1-2 minutes, or until just fragrant. Do not let the garlic brown.

Reserve 1/2 cup of the stock to mix with the eggs. Pour the remaining 5 1/2 cups of stock into the pot with the garlic. Let the mixture come to a simmer.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, arrowroot, white pepper, and half of a cup of reserved stock. Pour the mixture into the simmering stock and stir until it all thickens–this will only take a few minutes.

Serve hot garlic soup, sprinkled with fresh cilantro or parsley.

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Creamy Chicken Soup

Creamy Chicken SoupIngredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil, olive oil, or other oil of choice

2 stalks celery, finely diced

2 medium carrots, finely diced

6 cups low sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup cool water 1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

2 teaspoons low sodium salt 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed

1 1/2 cups coconut milk (1 can full-fat canned or homemade; or pureed cauliflower; see Notes for alternate version)

 

Instructions:

Place oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the celery and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

Add broth. If using arrowroot, place it and 1/2 cup cool water in a small bowl or jar and whisk or shake to combine. Add to pot along with parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and low sodium salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bubbly and thickened (if using arrowroot).

Reduce heat, just enough to maintain a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.

Stir in coconut milk (or pureed cauliflower) and chicken and heat through. This is a fairly thick soup; if you like it thinner, add more water, broth, or coconut milk and heat through. Remove bay leaf just before serving. Leftovers may be frozen.

 

Note:

Alternatively, you can use pureed cauliflower instead of the coconut milk. This version is just as creamy.

To puree the cauliflower, place florets from two medium heads in a pot. Optionally, add a peeled and smashed garlic clove. Add water to cover and about 1/2 tablespoon low sodium salt. Boil 20 minutes or until soft. Drain away water and puree until very smooth using hand blender or other method. Yield is about 4 cups; add the entire amount to the soup.

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Delicious Masala Soup

Masala SoupIngredients:

1-2 T coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2-4 carrots, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 head of cauliflower, chopped up

3 cups low sodium chicken broth (or another broth you like)

Diced Turkey Breast

1 cup water

3 tsp dark mustard seeds

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 tsp low sodium salt

1 T lemon juice

black pepper to taste

crushed red pepper to taste

Optional: chopped cilantro on top

 

Instructions:

Heat the coconut oil on medium-high and fry the onions, carrots and garlic cloves for about 5+ minutes until they are soft.

Throw in the cauliflower, mustard seeds, cumin, coriander and turmeric.

When the cauliflower is soft, add the chicken broth and water and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Blend in the food processor until smooth (careful of the splashy hot lava liquid!).

Simmer for another 10 minutes (or until you’re ready to eat), add the low sodium salt, pepper, lemon juice and crushed red pepper.

Top with fresh cilantro (I didn’t have any, unfortunately) and add turkey breast and EAT delicious masala soup.

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The Skinny Delicious Diet and I…3 Months later!

By Lina Chahrour, European Commission

I am right now on my 3rd month of being on The Skinny Delicious Diet, which I thought I would give up, and in fact, I am still continuing it and it became an unconscious part of my daily life. I don’t even feel that I am on a diet! I don’t crave bread, pasta and pizza like I used to in the past!

One woman at the gym whom I barely knew came up to me the other day and told me: “Oooh I see you lost a lot of weight! I have been observing you, and you really lost a lot of weight since you started to come 3 months ago! What did you do? You see I come to the gym, but I can’t lose weight!” I couldn’t help but show my excitement. I explained to her that I have been applying the Skinny Delicious Diet, which made me lose all the weight. She was so impressed that now we always have a lively chat when we bump into each other! At most cases, people need to see results when applying something (especially a diet) and this is what is happening with The Skinny Delicious Diet! It gave me spectacular results! I also had an elderly man who was telling me a month ago how hard he was struggling to lose weight. So I referred him to the Skinny Delicious Diet, and just by applying one of its advices and cutting down on foods that cause cholesterol (as he explained to me as he cannot resist fatty foods), he lost 4 kilos in one month!

I thought that during the Christmas holidays I would gain weight due to the abundance and richness of food, but I actually didn’t and I even lost more weight than I would on a normal working day, because I didn’t feel very hungry, and on top of that I didn’t have any food cravings! When I wake up late in the morning (especially during the weekends), I usually have one meal a day during late afternoon (and a very light dinner like soup if I am hungry), as I have 3 coffees in the morning, and therefore, I don’t feel very hungry. I am aware that I should have 3 meals a day and not drink a lot of coffee, but we all have our naughty habits!

The most wonderful news is that I lost 2 more dress sizes, and I am right now a size small in most clothes. That means that I will have to do some shopping, but with nicer clothes and a different style, which allows me to be more flattering, whereas before, I wore large clothes that hid my features, because I didn’t want to show my lumps. I got rid of many clothes, which I now find too big, and I think to myself: “was I that big??” I sometimes cannot recognise myself in my new body. It is very surprising and unusual, but at the same time, it feels great!

For many years, I used to look sloppy in pictures, because of my bad posture (which improved a lot with taking Pilates classes) and my weight. During the last 4 years, I used to avoid taking pictures of myself because I used to feel ugly. I even avoided registering in dating websites. I didn’t want to put a nice picture of myself from the past, and then if I met a man and he saw that I was fat, he would probably leave me. Being overweight destroyed my self-confidence that I also completely lost hope about being able to meet a man and to be loved. I thought I was done for my whole life because I felt old and fat at 33! Now, thanks to The Skinny Delicious Diet, I found again my photogenic self, and I have hopes to be able to meet a man one day. Let’s see!

At least, men are now treating me in a different way. They stare at me, they smile at me, they try to make a conversation with me, whereas in the past, they were not that attentive to me and they even used to be rude to me. I even had many remarks from male friends about being overweight, that I should stop eating a lot, whereas my main problem was not in the quantity of food I ate, but rather the quality. I used to hate vegetables, and I was living on processed foods. My fake friends were gluten and dairy, especially milk and cheese.

To put it in a practical way, on Christmas Eve, I decided to eat Raclette, which is some kind of cheese that you melt in a machine, and which is a traditional food used in many European countries during the Christmas period. After that, you won’t believe how bloated I felt, and it lasted for 2 days to the point that I almost couldn’t eat anything!

Another example was that on a Saturday two weeks ago, I didn’t have any vegetables left except from potatoes (which I didn’t touch for the past 3 months). So I decided to make some Gratin Dauphinois, which I used to make a lot in the past, where I use evaporated milk in a can. You couldn’t imagine how bad I felt afterwards because of the milk. I had acid burn for 2 days, and my face developed some strange pimples. Whereas when I am on The Skinny Delicious Diet, my face is so clear that I don’t need any face powder, and my body feels great.

On a final note, I am really grateful for the Skinny Delicious Diet and for all the benefits it is providing me especially that it is attracting the attention of many people who are coming to me to tell me that I lost weight. And I am going to make a naughty confession: I still eat chocolate, and lots of it, and despite this, I am losing weight! Stay tuned because I will come back soon with more news!

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Sumptuous Saffron Turkey Cauliflower Soup

cauliflower soupIngredients:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 large garlic cloves, chopped

2 lbs frozen or fresh cauliflower florets

½ tsp low sodium salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

5 cups of water or vegetable broth

20 saffron threads

Diced Turkey Breast

 

Instructions:

Sautée onion and garlic in olive oil on a soup pot, over medium heat, until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.

Add cauliflower florets, low sodium salt and pepper and continue cooking for 10-12 minutes.

Add 5 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer until cauliflower is tender, 20-25 minutes.

Turn off heat. Add saffron, stir and cover. Let the saffron steep for about 20 minutes.

Blend soup in a blender until creamy.

Add Turkey Breast before or after blending.

Enjoy Turkey Cauliflower Soup with loving smell of saffron.

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Healing Chicken/ Turkey Vegetable Soup

soupsIngredients:

Coconut Oil 1 tablespoon

1 medium onion, medium dice

3 medium carrots, medium dice

1 zucchini, medium dice

¼ medium butternut squash, chopped into cubes

12 oz. container of mushrooms, rough dice

2-4 cups shredded chicken

1 tsp. dried thyme

1-2 tsp. dried rosemary + dried basil

½-1 tsp. ground cumin

1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Low sodium salt + pepper

chicken stock

Lemon {optional}

 

Instructions:

Get a big soup pot on the stove heating on medium with your favorite fat — I liked coconut oil here because it really warmed up the soup’s flavor!

Clean + chop your vegetables and add them in — literally this is a chop + drop soup. Meaning as you chop just drop it all in and stir occasionally.

Add in as much chicken as you want, I did somewhere between 3-4 cups. I like a lot of chicken in my soup!

Add in your herbs, cumin, apple cider vinegar, low sodium salt + pepper and stir everything together well.

Add in your chicken stock — I used around half of a batch but honestly just use as much as you want. You want it to cover the vegetables and chicken but after that it’s totally up to you how much you add in. And if you don’t have enough stock on hand you can always add in a little bit of water!

Stir everything up, cover {with the lid cracked just a little}, and let simmer on low for around an hour or until dinner!

When serving I like to squeeze on a little bit of fresh lemon juice! It makes it even more yummy that it already is!

 

Notes:

If you want to make this even heartier than it already is, you can add small layer of cauliflower rice to the bottom of your soup bowl, and then ladle the soup on top!

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Tempting Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil SoupIngredients:

4 cans whole tomatoes, crushed Note: check for ones without added sugar or salt!

4 cups tomato juice and part low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth (I use 2 cups tomato juice and 2 cups low sodium chicken broth)

12 or 14 fresh basil leaves

1 cup coconut milk

Low sodium salt and cracked black pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

For making tempting tomato basil soup.

Combine tomatoes, juice and/or broth in stockpot. Simmer 30 minutes.

Purée, along with basil leaves, in small batches in a food processor, blender or better yet, a hand-held immersion blender right in the pot.

Return to pot and add coconut milk while stirring over low heat.

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