Soups / Stews

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup with pasta and vegetables — aka Minestrone — to warm both body and soul in December. It’s the most comforting, and guilt-free, winter dinner I can think of. This soup kicks up the comfort level a notch because it’s a slow cooker set-it-and-forget-it marvel. The recipe, from Skinny […]

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Veggistrone

Announcement! Announcement! To all weight conscious eaters who have loved…and lost…the original recipe for Weight Watcher’s legendary Zero-Point vegetable soup, here is an awesome, new and improved soup that’s even more filling (if that’s possible) and delicious. This recipe comes from the editors of Eating Well Magazine, who used the famed Weight Watcher soup as […]

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Two-Bean Soup with Kale

The topic at Weight Watchers meetings this week is all about beans. Vegetarians eat them as a protein replacement for meat; chili lovers (with the exception of Texans!) add beans to their beefy concoctions. New Year’s Eve revelers hope that Hoppin’ John, made with black-eyed peas, will bring them good luck. Beyond the stereotypes for […]

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Quick Minestrone

There is no one recipe for minestrone, which means “thick soup” in Italian. Recipes vary from summer to winter depending on whatever vegetables are in season. A summer minestrone may contain asparagus. A winter version may contain potatoes. Recipes may or may not contain: pasta, rice and/or meat, but traditional minestrone includes beans, onions, celery, […]

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Everyday Vegetable Soup

As Fall descends slowly upon us, we’re beginning to crave soul-warming soups and stews. Today I’m making this super-easy recipe from the cooks at Martha Stewart. I’m guessing they named it Everyday Vegetable Soup because you can use whatever fresh or frozen vegetables you have on hand. Don’t let its humble name fool you: this soup is […]

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