Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wingin' it!

Well, dinner tonight started out to be Weight Watchers Zero Points Soup, which is excellent by the way.  But, then I discovered I didn't have any zucchini or tomato paste.  Rats. Time for 'Plan B'.  In digging thru my crisper drawer, I found I did have a little bit of cauliflower that needed to be used up and some celery  and broccoli..  In my pantry I unearthed a can of diced tomatoes.. And, in my freezer, was a pound of ground turkey calling my name.. So, can you see where I'm going with this?  LOL  We're nothing if not flexible around here.  What I did end up with was a big pot of what I'm calling Vegetable Turkey Soup-  which turned out to be not only delicious, but, totally maintenance diet compliant . Hooray!  Love it when that happens.  :)

Vegetable Turkey Soup
-1 medium onion- diced
-4 cloves of garlic- minced
-2 sticks celery- diced
-2-3 carrots- diced
-1 cup cauliflower- roughly cut
-1cup broccoli- roughly cut.  (peel and dice the stems)
-1/2 head cabbage- diced
-1/2 pound frozen green beans
-1 pound ground turkey- browned and seasoned with salt & Bragg Sprinkle Seasoning (good stuff!)
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1 quart beef broth

Spray a large pot with Pam or use 1 tsp of olive oil. Heat pot on medium high and add onion, celery & carrots.  Saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and stems of broccoli- cook for a few more minutes till the vegetables are softened.  Stir in tomatoes, broth, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans and turkey.  Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer till vegetables are done.  I ended up adding a little  water because the broth wasn't quite enough liquid.  When soup is done, taste for seasoning.  (I put in a bit more Bragg's.)

This was a tasty and filling meal.  Bill topped his off with some homemade bread sticks.  YUM

1 comment:

  1. That soup looks and sounds delicious :). when I feel ambitious, I'm going to try it!