Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feeling Fat? Well, Eat This!

I've been a vegan for over 3 months now and have gone quite nuts cooking and eating new things all the time. Probably should have been out skiing but, oh well! Here are a couple of quite delicious low fat goodies that originated with Weight Watchers.

Garden Vegetable Soup
1 tsp olive oil
2/3 cup sliced carrots
3-4 scallions, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
1-1/2 cups diced green cabbage
1/2 cup frozen green beans
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 TB tomato paste
1 tsp dried basil or handful of fresh chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2-3 tsp of good tasting boullion
1/2 of a zucchini

Heat oil in large pot. Add carrots, onion, and garlic and saute a minute or two. Add about 1/4 cup of the broth to pot and simmer a minute or so. Add rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the zucchini. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Add zucchini and simmer 2-3 minutes.

Roasted Fennel & Carrots
2-3 fennel bulbs, trimmed and sliced
4-5 carrots, peeled and cut on the diagonal
Oil spray
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking pan with oil. Add fennel and carrots and spray again. Add salted and freshly ground pepper. Cook for 25 minutes, stir and cook about 10 minutes more until lightly browned.

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