Saturday, December 11, 2010

Low-carb turkey with vegetable soup

I love soup all year round but especially during the colder months. The problem is I can never find any at a restaurant or at the market that is suitable for someone, like myself, who needs to follow a low-carb diet and has multiple food allergies (dairy, gluten, corn, eggs).

That's where the old soup pot comes in handy. I can cook up my own "safe-for-me" soup and enjoy it to my heart's content. Recently, I made use of the leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving to make a low-carb turkey-vegetable soup. I confess I had never used the carcass before but decided to give it a go after one of my Thanksgiving dinner guests suggested it. There is a considerable amount of time involved with this recipe if you use a turkey carcass but it also can be made with leftover chicken and purchased chicken broth.

Low-Carb Turkey with Vegetable Soup

Step 1: Make the broth
  1. Put the leftover bones and skin from either a turkey or chicken into a large stock pot. Cover with cold water by an inch. Add a quartered onion, chopped celery and tops, chopped carrot, parsley, thyme, a bay leaf and a few peppercorns.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to bring the stock to a simmer. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for about four hours, uncovered so the stock reduces. Remove the bones and skin. Strain the broth if desired.

Step 2: Make the soup

  1. Add chopped veggies of your choice. I added the sturdier veggies (celery, onions, rutabagas and carrots) first. Skip adding grains or noodles if you want this to be low carb.
  2. Cook and simmer until the veggies are tender (approximately 30-45 minutes).
  3. In the final 10-15 minutes of cooking, add green beans. I also could have added greens, such as spinach, chard or kale, at this time.
  4. Serve with a salad.

4 comments:

Terry said...

I have the same problem at restaurants. Your soup looks wonderful!!!

I have a gluten free blog linky up for all blogs that are gluten free. I thought if I could get us all together in one spot... we would be able to find each other easier. Hope you can stop by and link up.

http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2010/01/gluten-free-blogs.html

I also see you have candida recicipes..... GREAT!! I love this blog!!!

I also have a candida and a sugar free linky up.... please, please stop by and link up to those linkys also.

http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2010/01/candida-blogs.html

http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2010/01/sugar-free-or-diabetic-bloggers-linky.html

Terry said...

YaY!!!! You linked up... I love, love, love your blog.

I think you have some of the very best candida recipes around.

At some point I want to feature each candida blog that links up in separate posts on my blog.

Right now, I have so much on my plate that I just don't have the time.....

Thanks again for linking up and if you know any other blog that deals with candida... send them my way. Thanks Terry

Sheree Welshimer said...

Thanks again for sending me your links. It gives me a way to connect with others with similar dietary needs.

Beran Parry said...

Soup is a light food to eat which we can make easily at home.We can also add ingredients in soups according to our choice.