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Old 08-18-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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soup for a keto lifestyle

I thought with the weather here in middle Europe being so awful and with a definite touch of autumn being in the air, we could start sharing some nice soup recipes...

Here's mine:

Zucchini meal soup
serves 4


12 oz sliced/diced zucchini
2 TB finely chopped shallot
1 clove garlic, mashed
4 TB unsalted butter
3 cups chicken broth (I make my own)
8 oz ground beef 80/20
bay leaf
sprig of thyme
sprig of rosemary
2 sprigs of lovage
4 bacon rashers
4 oz double cream
3 oz creme fraiche
3 oz old Amsterdam cheese/ sharp cheddar, chopped into fine cubes
8TB finely chopped hardboiled egg (about 2 large)


roll small mini balls out of the ground beef, and cook them on low in a medium to large pot in 1 or 2 cups of broth. When cooked through, take balls out, and add the rest of the broth. Leave to simmer on low, with the added herbs (rosemary, thyme, lovage, bay leaf)
In a large skillet, add 1TB of butter and fry the bacon rashers until crispy. Take the bacon out and set aside. Add another TB of butter and on medium heat glaze the shallot. Then add the zucchini and fry until lighly browned and almost cooked through. Add the garlic and stir. Then add the contents of the whole skillet to the broth. Stir and leave for another 5 minutes to simmer on low. Remove the hard stalks from the herbs, and the bay leaf. Lovage can be left in. Then, with a stick blender blend the soup to a fine velvety mass. Add the rest of the butter and the double cream and heat though. Add salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Then you can serve:

In four deep bowls, divide the egg and the meatballs. Ladle the hot soup in the bowls and garnish with a rasher of crumbled bacon, an oz of chopped sharp cheese, a TB of creme fraiche and a turn of freshly ground black pepper and a bit of sea salt if you want. ENJOY! The soup is very filling and lovely and warming!

The numbers for this soup are:

Total: 2448 cals/ 17 carbs/ 228 fat/ 125 protein
Per 1/4 (serving size): 612 cals/ 4.25 carbs/ 57 fat/ 31.25 protein
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:47 AM   #2
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This looks delicious! Thanks for the detailed recipe!
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:05 AM   #3
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Sounds so good!
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Definitely trying this!!
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:49 PM   #5
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I have seen others who talk about a rasher of bacon. How much exactly is a rasher?
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by cfine View Post
I have seen others who talk about a rasher of bacon. How much exactly is a rasher?
I'm pretty sure it is a slice of bacon.

ETA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:51 AM   #7
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Yes, you are right it is a normal slice of bacon (not an Enlish slice, I measured the US size, so it's smaller compared to the UK slice)
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:08 AM   #8
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not sure if curry can be treated as "soup" but certainly in ketoworld we wont be eating them with carbs?
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