Whether I’m trying to lose weight or not, I love soup. I could live on soup – or soup like substances.
Here are some tips to use when you are making soup.
Never boil soup. It should only be simmered. The same goes for stew.
Before eating soup, after its done cooking, refrigerate overnight.
This will allow you to skim or scrape the fat that rises to the surface before you eat it.
If you want to thicken the soup, but don’t want to use flour, corn starch or arrow root, removed some of the vegetables from your pot of soup, puree, and pour back into your soup.
Drop a lettuce leaf into your soup to soak up any grease at the top.
If you’ve added to much salt to your soup, a sliced raw potato will absorb it.
If you don’t have time to do any fat skimming, float an ice cube in the soup. This will allow the fat to set, making it easier for you to remove.
Freeze any liquid from any canned veggies you use: this can be used later as a base for soups and stews, or for cooking other veggies.