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"creamy" soup:basic potato soup
Sometimes, you want a soup with substance. Bean soups are hearty, certainly, but not terribly elegant: no, what youíre looking for is a soup thatís smooth and rich and creamy. This desire, alas, might seem to run contrary to your waistlineís demand that you steer clear of fat. Fortunately, itís possible to get delectably "creamy"-tasting soups that actually donít have any cream at all.
Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into 1" cubes. Chop off the ends
of the onion and discard; peel and dice the remainder.
good things to add to potato soup | bacon (stir in just before serving), cheese (stir in just before serving), milk or cream (stir in a little bit while reheating Ė you wonít need very much, since the potato will serve as the thickener); leek (substitute for the onion); chives or scallions (stir in before serving); leafy greens (spinach or kale especially; stir in cooked greens while reheating); carrots (cook along with the potatoes)
Other starchy root vegetables also make excellent thick, lowfat soups. Try butternut squash, sweet potato or pumpkin for a festive-looking holiday soup (season with cinnamon and nutmeg, a dash of cayenne if you want a little zip).