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Recipes I've Shared:

Chicken Pot Pie

Lightened up a little

Edamame Salad with Feta

I stole this idea from a gourmet supermarket near me. It's always a hit at pot lucks -- great as a side dish or entree.

Polish Easter Soup (Barszcz)

I grew up every year eating this Polish Easter Soup for not just Easter, but also any time -- it is a comfort food for me. It's not the healthiest, but I think skimming the fat off of the top helps a lot. Also you could use light sour cream and avoid some of the higher-calorie ingredients. We used to cut up the ham, sausage, eggs and rye bread, put them in the bottom of the bowl and pour the broth over it. That way you can control how much you get.

Online the recipes seem to use soured rye -- I don't know if my family was inauthentic or cheap, but this is the way we always did it.

Low Sodium Cabbage Soup

An old Weight Watchers recipe with low sodium tomato juice.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Delicious restaurant-style Tortille soup -- pretty low in calories. Maybe it's not the lowest in calories of all soups I have ever eaten, but it is so hearty that you can eat one bowl and be really full. I like to use a rotisserie chicken. I got this from Recipezaar, Eddie Shipman posted it.

Cabbage Soup

This is an old Weight Watchers recipe that my mom always used to make -- it's kind of sweet, sour and spicy. You can eat as much as you want for very few calories, and it's a real treat!

Emeril's French Onion Soup

Emeril recipe from -- I wanted to know the nutrition information. Not quite as bad as I expected, but bad enough.