Marmie's Even Leaner, "fat Burning Soup"

"This is a very easy recipe that I have changed over the years many times, (this time there is no added salt, fat or sugars, but loads of herbs and flavor). This is a spin off of my recipe #397958. (That one was used to help overweight patients lose weight before surgery.) In an effort to further reduce fat's and salt I adapted my old recipe yet again! No Salt added, no sugar added, no fat added, ... I like that! It is pretty much a 'free food' when I am dieting. We like to have a bowl for lunch or before a meal, such an easy way to get in our daily vegs on a regular basis. P.S. start with a lower amont of chili paste and pepper if you don't like much zip... as well - herbs and seasonings are to taste ... we just like these ones best. Half the fun of cooking is to create your own version of a dish...Add chicken perhaps to compliment the sage undertone? Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
16 cups




  • Dice and combine all ingredients in large dutch oven pot, except frozen green beans and spinach.
  • Bring to boil for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce to simmer for 1 hour until vegetables are almost cooked to desired.
  • Now add frozen beans and spinach, simmer until cooked (10 min or so).
  • Freezes well for individual servings.
  • Enjoy!
  • (If you are not doing a fat free version -- Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese to garnish are really tasty! Looking for more protein? What about a bit of chicken or some lentils? Both are yummy versions!).

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I live on a farm in beautiful Alberta Canada with my husband and children. Between us we have six 'kids' ranging in age from 16 - 26 years old. Now that there are only two of our kids left living at home, I have more time to play around with my real passion; cooking and trying new recipes. I really love it when the kids come home so I can cook for them. I truly enjoy harvesting our massive garden (well, actually it is more my husband Jerry's garden if I am honest.)and putting up preserves every year. We have a great arrangement, he plants and weeds - I cook and can everything edible! It works well for us. My favorite thing is when my husband and I share a glass of wine while I am cooking and have the best visits. Oh so much good food out there and so little waistline to spare! My idea of a nice vacation souvenir is a pile of new and unusual spices to play with! If I don't know what it is.... I just search for it on Recipezaar!!! Way too much fun!
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