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Old 09-05-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Well I have been gone for quite some time and of course fell off that ole wagon. I am both excited and afraid I will get discourged again. So I have come back here for inspiration, support and when I need it a good kick in the back side to keep me on track.

I know WW has this new pts plus plan that rolled out last year but all my material is from flex pts so instead of joining to get the new stuff I am going to follow the old program here at home.

I have spent part of my morning slicing and dicing veggies to snack on since I tend to be somewhat a graizer. Also found a receipe for some spicy bean soup that I can take to work for 3pts.

I am hoping some of you can share some tried and true reciepes with me since I am always on the lookout for good flavors with low points. I enjoy cooking so even if it takes a bit to make send them on!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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hi there, sounds like you are motivated and ready to go! What a way to start out! I like the idea you have of veggies ready to eat, since I too, am a grazer.

I just never knew it had a name until I read your post. I eat for no reason at all. Boredom, not hunger, and that's what gets me so angry with myself.
I have never gone to a meeting, but i have all the info and books at home,here.
The spicy bean soup sounds good. Would you mind sharing it here?
I'll have to check out my cookbook and see which ones I really liked and post them for you. I do believe there is a thread for recipes but i have never actually checked it out myself.

well, good luck, and may we all lose at this marathon!

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Welcome back and best of wishes!

You might be interested in joining the WW Challenge to stay on plan!

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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JJ here is the spicy bean soup reciepe and after I made it I redid the points since it made much more than I thought each serve comes out to 2.2 pt per 1 Cup...This makes about 8.5 Cups

1 C dried black beans
1C dried kidney beans
2 bay leaves
6T course salt
2T olive or veg oil
3 carrots chopped
1 onion chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 t cumim
1/4-1/2 t cayenne pepper
1t oregano
1/4 C red wine
5 C beef broth
1 C water

soak beans overnight then cook according to directions (not together) add the bay leaves when cooking. I used my pressure cooker. In a large heavy pan heat oil and add veggies over med-low heat cooking until tender about 8-10 min add spices and red wine cook another min or two add broth and water. Then add cooked beans briing to boil and then lower heat to simmer for 20 min. Adjust taste with salt and pepper. Transfer half the soup (mostly solids) to blender or food processor Process until smooth and return to soup. Serve hot and garnish with sour cream and chopped corriander --- I did not include the sour cream in the pts

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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Just wondering if it makes a difference if you use canned beans as opposed to dried? I have never used dried...but maybe I've been missing something great! Thanks alot for sharing this.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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I don't know but one cup of dried beans makes 2 cups of cooked
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I've used canned beans and it is great!
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Glad it tastes good with can too!
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