Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cream of Zucchini Soup

      My sweet neighbor Amy Prohaska surprised me with a HUGE ( 1 pound 4 ounce) zucchini from her garden AND one of her homemade Honey's from their Bee Farm !!!  It's seriously the best honey you will ever eat !!!  You simply must give it a try!!! And how often as adults do we get to enjoy these types of surprises, I can't stop smiling from her kind generosity!!! If you want one of their bottles, you can call Amy at 316-200-0314 and then you can order one of the P's Bees bottles of honey!!!

     Now guess what I did with her zucchini,... I made soup !!!  It really hit the spot for lunch!!!  Especially once you garnish it with a little Parmesan and crumbled Bacon !!!  Each 1 1/4 cup has 93.25 calories, 11g carbs, and 2.5g protien.  This was a new dish for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!  It was the garnishing that really took this from good to over the top delicious!!!  ;)

1/2 Tablespoon EVOO
6oz chopped Onion
Heaping teaspoon chopped jarred garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
Diced Zucchini, at least 1pound, 4ounces
4 teaspoons LB Jamisons Chicken Base
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Corn Starch
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
Shredded Parmesan, optional for garnish
Crumbled Turkey Bacon, optional for garnish

     Sautee Onion and Garlic in EVOO in hot skillet, til golden brown.  Add dash of Cayenne and diced Zucchini til cooked down and softened, remove from heat to cool.  Meanwhile add 4 cups water and 4 teaspoons Chicken Base to stock pot and bring to simmer.  Then blend the Zucchini mixture in Magic Bullet in two batches til smooth and pour in simmering broth.  Make a roux of Corn Starch and 2-3 teaspoons of cold water and pour in soup and stir til combined, stirring often for the next 15-20 minutes til thickens a bit.  When finished cooking, stir in Sour Cream til thoroughly blended, feel free to use reduced fat if desired.  Each serving is 1 1/4 cups, and top with shredded Parmesan and Crumbled Turkey Bacon if looking for more flavor and a heartier dish.  Enjoy ;)

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