There is nothing more satisfying than making soup completely from scratch. As I said, I just got back from New Orleans so I figured I needed to do two things. Clear out my refrigerator and get back on my diet. Soup was a natural direction seeing what I had in my fridge, which wasn’t much! I hope you enjoy this Dukan Diet recipe. It was satisfying and rewarding all at the same time!! You can switch up the squashes but be careful with some of them. I don’t think spaghetti squash would puree very well and butternut squash isn’t on the approved list. I think it has too high of sugars which makes the carbs higher. There lots of varieties of squashes so be creative!!
2 stalks of celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 small onion, quartered
So, I make a lot of chicken wings. It’s what my kitchen is known for. So, I save the wing tips in the freezer and when I get enough of them stock-piled, I make broth. You can also buy chicken pieces, cut all the meat away that you can, and boil those raw bones just as easily. Either way, place all the ingredients above, in a large pot and cover with water. I boil mine for about 2 hours. I also throw in some thyme twigs, a bay leaf and some parsley stems. Once you’re done boiling, you can use either right away, freeze, or refrigerate. If you choose the refrigerator for it’s next home, you can remove the fat from the top very easily.
1 small onion, chopped
6-8 cups chicken broth
1 delicata squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
2 acorn squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
Brown the onion in a bit of cooking spray. Add the broth and squashes and simmer for 35 minutes. Puree soup with a hand blender or regular blender. Remember, if you use a traditional blender and you’re going to puree while it’s still steaming hot, make sure not to fill the blender too full and leave the twist top in the cover, open. You can use a kitchen towel to cover the hole but you do not want to have this soup sprayed all over your kitchen.
Season with salt and pepper. I serve mine with a half a teaspoon of Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.