Whether you are stretching your food dollar or already know the secret that the best flavor is in the bones, give this a try!!!! Did you buy fried chicken or a roast chicken. If you throw those bones in a pot you will have at least 1 (or more) meal(s).
If you need something you can make quickly from your pantry with a great result, this is it! The heat can be ratcheted up or toned down to your liking. It is healthy, tasty, easy, scratch and a crowd pleaser.
This recipe was given to me by my neighbor who is one of my closest friends. The combination of the coconut milk, coconut oil, sweet potato and carrots is absolutely wonderful! Placing her recipe here for safekeeping.
This is my go to soup when I want something low in calories and high in flavor. The 1 serving runs about 120 calories. You can always add meat, but add calories accordingly. DON'T leave out the lemon grass, it makes this dish!
When I make this I do not pass it through a sieve or cheesecloth. Instead I use a stick blender to puree it. The result is a very thick "soup" that really could be used to replace mashed potatoes as a side dish. Another one found in my great banana recipe search.
I had seen a similar recipe to this & made a few adjustments to suit our family. I usually make this soup on the stove, but have used a slow cooker for it. We prefer it done on the stove. Adjust the garlic to your own preference, I tend to go on the light side as it can easily overpower the flavours in the soup. I use pot barley, but pearl barley is fine. Use any type of mushrooms you like. Don't leave out the dill weed or the soy sauce, they are an important part of the seasoning in this soup. Serve it with a nice fresh soft or crusty roll or loaf of bread. This will serve 4 as a main course, or about 8 people as a starter.
I literally CRAVE this amazing, hearty soup from Panera when the weather begins to chill.... this is the closest recipe I have found to theirs. The best part is, it's ready in less than an hour!! I've found that the reviews are right and have lessened the amount of flour; originally 1 cup; just use 1/2 or a bit more depending on how thick you like your soup (Panera's is VERY thick).