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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Mango Salsa for Salmon

I don’t often buy mangos because they seem so exotic and tropical (aka: from a very faraway place) that I can’t imagine getting a ripe one. Leave it to Google: I discovered that you can easily ripen mangos. Leave them out, or better yet, place them in a paper bag and fold over the top […]

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Are You Where You Need to Be?

One morning last weekend while in Seattle to visit son Corbett, we passed up Starbucks in order to have coffee at a small, locally owned shop, a heresy to Starbucks lovers since Seattle is the headquarters of the world’s largest coffee shop chain (20,000 locations worldwide.) I thought about it for a moment and realized […]

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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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