Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hungry Girl Recipe: Chinese Shoestring Soup

This beauteous bowl of soup is almost as much fun to make and look at as it is to slurp! Ingredients: 4 cups fat-free broth; vegetable, chicken, or beef 3 medium-sized scallions 1 small carrot 1 small zucchini 1/2 medium-sized red pepper 1 tsp. light/ low-sodium soy sauce *Optional: 4 lemon wedges Directions: Begin by cutting all veggies (scallions included) into matchstick-sized strips (use a vegetable shredder if you have one!). In a large pot, combine all ingredients except for the scallions (and lemon wedges). Bring to a boil. Once soup has reached a boil, reduce to medium heat (a low boil) and add scallions. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, until veggies are limp. If desired, serve with lemon wedges for a citrus-y touch. Makes four 1-cup servings. Be creative… At just 1 Point a serving, turn this into Shoestring Egg Flower Soup! To do so, pour 2 large egg whites into a container with a spout (like a measuring cup). Once soup has cooked for 5 minutes at medium heat, remove from heat and VERY slowly pour in egg whites while VERY quickly stirring in one direction. The result will be gorgeous bursts of egg bits in your yummy shoestring soup! Point Value = 0 points

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