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Wed, Jan. 7th, 2004, 09:19 pm
adonnchaid: Comfort Food

First, thanks for starting this community. It's a great idea.

Now, what I need are good suggestions for comfort food. The work I do has me in and out of buildings and parking lots and the car all day, and when I'm inside, it's often in computer rooms, lovely and cold, so during winter, by the end of the day, what I crave is a big bowl of hot soup (or something like that). Of course, most soups are full of potatoes and pasta and all the things one shouldn't be eating. I have a crock pot, and I've done the pot roast, simmered chicken things, and they're a decent idea, but any more suggestions would be great.

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)

If you can spare eleven carbs, at least one of the new Campbell's soup in a cup are that low.

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)

The Atkins site has a FANTASTIC beef vegetable soup recepie that I made this past weekend. If you're on Induction, you can cut out the carrots.


Mon, Jan. 12th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)

That looks very tasty, and like something suitable for crock pots. I do love coming home after a long cold day and having the scent of something warm and comforting greet me.

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)

My mom makes a spicy cabbage soup that's perfect for cold days. I think there's a similar recipe on the official Atkins site, as well as several other soup recipes.

There's also a Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe on there that I tried the other night (substituted one square unsweetened baking chocolate for the cocoa, which I couldn't locate), and it's lovely.

Fri, Mar. 12th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)

My husband and I make a turkey, strip the meat off and save it, then put all the bones and left over skin (it's not good after the first day anyway) and roast pan drippings into a big pot and boil it for a few hours. The broth you get is soooooooooooooooo good for soup. We save it up and then have easy soup on and off for the following week or two. Just throw in whatever you want that's atkins safe. We usually are satisfied with turkey bits, onions and celery. sooo tasty.

Making a turkey isn't so much a hassle as it seems on turkey day. Defrost, stick in an oven bag, cook for a couple hours with a thermometer to tell you when to take it out.

The meat is also great for making turkey salads. I throw some curry paste into the mayo to spice it up. Some celery, some scallions or onions....I like it.