Friday, November 6, 2009

Finer Things Friday: Almond Butter Soup

Trying a new recipe--and liking the result--is always a Finer Thing! This week I'm following the Flat Belly Diet guidelines (and I lost two pounds in the first four days!) and trying a few new recipes. Yesterday I made almond butter soup, and we all enjoyed it.

Almond Butter Soup

Saute 1 chopped onion, 3 diced garlic cloves, and 4 stalks of celery in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

After they've cooked a few minutes, sprinkle with garam masala (or your favorite spice blend). When the edges of the veggies are beginning to brown, add 4 cups vegetable broth,
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and the juice of 2 limes. Cook til bubbly.

Blend in batches til the soup is your desired consistency. Return to pan and add
8 tablespoons almond butter (or peanut butter).

I served this with diced tomatoes and Kashi Fire Roasted Vegetable Crackers on top.

One cup of soup (not counting the tomatoes and crackers) is about 182 calories.

Finer Things Friday is hosted here.

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