Quick & Easy Soup Recipes
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Volume #038

Welcome New Friends
A Special Thank You
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News You May Want to Use
Quick and Easy Soup Recipes
Cassandra’s Cooking Tips
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Quick and Easy Soup Recipes
That Warm Your Soul

These simple soup recipes are loaded with homemade goodness and flavor. You can substitute different foods, but nothing quite takes the place of a bowl of homemade soup.

When you make these recipes, you will see what I‘m talking about. They are so rich with flavor and are great served with your favorite corn bread. Try one of these delicious soups tonight.

Homemade Turkey Soup
Hearty Minestrone Soup
Cream of Crab Soup
Grandma’s Ham Chowder Soup
Homemade Vegetable Soup
Homemade Chicken Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup
Homemade Chicken Stock
Hearty Tomato Soup

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· Make sure your soup is made with fresh ingredients.

· During the final cooking process, soup is best when simmered on low heat.

· Do not over cook soup or cook too fast. If cooked too long it will lose its color.

· If you add vegetables to your soup, they taste better if saute in butter or margarine first.

· If your soup is too salty, place a raw potato in the pot then simmer with the soup for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Watch for more exciting tips next month!


Are Turnips Good For You?

I made fresh turnips the other day to eat with my baked chicken. I know turnips are good for you but didn’t know how good. Let’s look at some facts about eating turnips:

Turnips are a "starch" vegetable, but provide only one-third the amount of calories as equal amount of potatoes.   But Why Eat Turnips? Because Turnips provide an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, pantothenic acid, and copper.  They also offer a very good source of thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium.  In addition, they are a good source of vitamin B6 and E, folic acid, and riboflavin.  

On the other hand, turnip greens are more nutrition dense than the root.  The greens provide an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, folic acid, calcium, copper, fiber, and manganese.

Boiled turnip calories and nutrition info per 1 oz/28g is only about 3 calories for 1 oz. That’s pretty good and they’re sooooooooo delicious. Turnips are also great roasted with other rooted vegetables and served with your favorite entree. Try this delicious recipe with turnips:

Roasted Root Vegetables

1 butternut squash - peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch dice
3 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large sweet potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato, and turnips into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat.

Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper, and place the vegetables into a deep roasting pan. Roast in the preheated oven until the vegetables have lightly browned around the edges and are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir once as the vegetables roast to ensure even cooking.

Resource: EveryNutrient.com - Health Benefits of Eating Turnips



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Cassandra Harrell is an avid soul food lover and the author of the new Soul Food Lovers’ Cookbook with 250 easy-to-follow soul food and southern recipes from three generations of Southern cooks. Throughout the cookbook you’re find helpful cooking tips and fun recipe stories about the dish.

Cassandra Harrell
Editor & Soul Food Advisor
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Cassandra Harrell
Editor & Soul Food Advisor
(c) copyright 2009-2010 Soul Food Advisor