Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eat soup instead of exercising

I have been gaining weight ever since I started this blog. That's because I feel I have to eat everything I make. I know that needs to change, and I know exercise needs to be added to the mix. However, the exercise thing is easier said than done.

My daughter makes a delicious vegetable soup that helps us always lose weight…as long as we don’t eat a loaf of French bread and butter with it. This is her vegetable soup recipe for losing weight.

Like any vegetable soup, you can throw in anything in the refrigerator that’s still fresh. Same goes for the spices. Create your own soup that you can put your name on.


1 large onion
4 celery stocks, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 quarts water
5 carrots, peeled and sliced
16 oz. frozen green beans
1 (28oz.) can diced tomatoes
½ small head of cabbage coarsely chopped
3 Tbsp. chicken bullion
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onions until soft. Add celery and garlic and sauté until aromatic. Add water, bullion, carrots and spices and boil for 10 minutes. Add green beans and tomatoes and bring to boil. Add cabbage last. When cabbage is cooked, season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


  1. You skinny people kill me. I hope the cabbage gives you gas. ;)
    you know I'm just being mouthy.... and you always look good to me friend.

  2. I've lost my waist...and gained five pounds in six weeks. That's a lot of weight for someone short and stubby like me. It's not all bad though... the extra weight helps to fill in some of the wrinkles.