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Old 03-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the new tomato basil soup?
I tried it and I have to say I actually liked it. I hate all the other soups.
But I would like it a whole lot more if I had something else added to it. Cause like all the other soups it needs to be watered down a lot as it still tastes like a vitamin supplement. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm no chef and I can't think of anything that would help it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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I added a bunch of random spices and fresh garlic. For vegs, I added all 3 peppers and some onion. Then, my favorite part, I added a ton of fresh cilantro. YUMMMMMsss.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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It is a little bland, I add garlic powder and some sea salt and it tastes much better.
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I have added asparagus and mushrooms. I have been looking for fresh basil to add to it as well as I like mine to taste a little more basilly. And Mrs Dash as well.
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Good to know that some like this new soup. I just got it this week but haven't tried it yet.

I "liked" the mushroom soup at first (others were just okay and similar anyway) especially with added mushrooms but today I had a harder time gagging it down.

Do you all add more than the 8 oz. of water (recommended)? I find it just too thick--like thick gravy and I'm not a huge gravy fan to begin with!
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I always use 250 ml of water to mix the soup in one pan and heat on low to medium heat. In another pan I saute my 2 cups veggies, add whatever spices I want and then add anywhere from 1 to 1-1/2 cups of low sodium fat free chicken broth. After bringing veggie/broth mixture to a boil, I add the veggie/broth to the soup and it makes a large serving bowl of soup that fills me up very well. I never eat any of the soups "straight".
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I actually like the Tomato Basil Soup with 8 oz water, extra sea salt, and Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning - gives it a zip!
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I have tried it once, just by itself, and it was ok. When I told my coach I liked it "but just ok", she mentioned that a few of her IPers had added apple cider vinegar and lots of fresh basil. I will try that next time.
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I found that it wasn't strong enough on the basil also.....fresh basil or dried helps. I usually microwave it and just steam my veggies (zuchinni, mushrooms and peppers) in my bowl, shake up the soup and add it to the veggies.....then microwave it for a couple of minutes and then it's more like an creamy minestrone style. Not bad....takes away some of the powdery taste.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #10
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So this is what I've done. It's probably cheating so I've been limiting it to once maybe twice a week.

I first take 1/4tsp of garlic olive oil and 1tbsp of minced garlic. Brown the minced garlic.
Then I take about 8oz of water and 2oz of low sodium chicken stock. Boil it.
Then I take 1tbsp of tomato paste add it.
Then I mix in the power.
If I have left over broccoli or zucchini then I'll heat that to add.
Sea salt & pepper to taste.

But doing that toasted garlic and the tomato paste really makes a differance. It looses the power taste and gives it a consistancty of thick real soup.
Yumm!

Now I just wish I could have it with a grilled cheese sandwhich like how I used to eat tomato soup
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How bad am I cheated by preparing it this way?...

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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I did not like the soup even with a few additions.

However, I can see adding this to extra lean ground beef, along with egg white, finely chopped green pepper, minced dried onion, maybe some finely chopped mushrooms, sea salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash to taste, and having one heck of a delicious meatloaf or meatballs!

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:16 PM   #12
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I blew it and bought all the soups because I love soup. But I don't like any of them. However, I made a curried zucchini and cauliflower soup and buried a 1/2 packet in there. I split my packets so I don't have to eat a whole packet of soup or eggs. That really helps me.

I am on week #2 and have lost about 10 lbs.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #13
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I must be in the minority. I really wanted to like this soup and couldn't stand it even after I doctored it up. This was in my first week though. I am wondering if my taste buds have adapted now...I may need to give it a second try.
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I must be in the minority. I really wanted to like this soup and couldn't stand it even after I doctored it up. This was in my first week though. I am wondering if my taste buds have adapted now...I may need to give it a second try.
I added a little less water, some garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper and a capful of apple cider vinegar. It's way too sweet and the vinegar cuts the sweet taste and makes it taste more tomatoey. As another member mentioned, I have also added a teaspoon of tomato paste. It's only 1.5 gram carb and didn't affect my loss.
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I am not real fond of the tomato soup, but today I tried it again using the apple cider vinegar trick (as well as extra basil, garlic powder, etc.) mentioned previously. That helped quite a bit. However, I like my tomato soup more like Campbell's, so I added some WF ketchup in addition to everything else, and I thought that improved it immensely, also. But I'm weird and like catsup on my tacos (well, taco salad, now), too.

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