Hi this is Tony from Cookingaround The last Magic Soup Diet I did kind of went a bit crazy on the Internet. Apparently it has gone everywhere It has been a big hit, you know something sometimes you get tired of eating the same soup. So what have I done I have created Magic Diet Soup # 2 Basically we are still using cabbage because it is a good fat fighter But we have other goodies, but in this one I am adding some carrots now carrots is a medium GI so if you are just just starting out I would not use the carrots but since I have reached my goals on weight. I am now going up to a medium GI so I can use carrots. Now there is no potatoes in here but if you want you can add this celery root to it to substitute the potatoes But in this recipe since I added it the last time I really do not want to add it now. So ! again we are going to make a big pot. Because I went to a Wedding to Southern Poland the other day and I kind of ate a little to much. So I am going back on my diet for about one week. So ! Let’s get going on Magic Soup Diet Number 2 And we are back ! and we are ready to start get yourself a big pot remember like last time and what I want you to do grab just a little bit of olive oil. Now I am going to just add a little just to satay the onions I would not add to much for after all we do not want the poly saturated fats and we want to to cook with this. And what I do know take a little piece of onion like this and just throw it in and you can see that It is already sizzling so I take 3 medium onions. Add it like that and me put that in under medium heat and we are just keeping on stirring that around. There we have it. just getting a little bit softer but not to much, so we will let it go Ok it is a little bit softer Now ! I take 5 medium carrots sliced add that in. And stir that all around and we let that go for about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. I am not adding no salt at this point because I do not want to put to much salt because of this type of diet soup. and we let that go for a few minutes. we shall be back. Add 2 red bell peppers chopped like this Add that there And we stir that around and let that go for about 2 minutes. Is that not starting to smell nice. Now you can start to see that the onions and pepper here are starting to soften so we can see that there soft I take about 5 stalks of celery and yes i put a little bit of the leaves in Put that in I added the leaves just to give it some color. Now let that go for another 2 minutes now look at the colors in there Does that ever look good. And I have been working on this recipe for about a month and a half. and I have been changing the recipe and changing it until I got it exactly the way I wanted it. for taste and color and perfect for losing all that weight and believe me I gained a little bit back at that Wedding the food there was absolutely awesome. We went to a Town called Ribnic. I hope I got that right. that is the mountain South side of Poland. Ok Let that go for about 2 minutes. Now the best of the best. the cabbage I have about 1/2 a head of a medium cabbage here. That I chopped with my knife you can use the machine if you want Now remember I always I do this to the top, remember ? Like last time, push it down. Push it down. Just kidding, do not push it down. And now I want you to do take some water add the water and I just want to add it till it is about 3 inch’s from the top there you go. and now what we do I cover it. When it reaches a boil I will bring it down and let it simmer for 25 minutes. We will be back. Ok We are back. It has been 25 minutes. and it has been simmering and I did come back here every now and then and give it a little stir. Now how is that starting to look. Awesome. Ok now. What we are going to do at this stage. Grab 2 cans whole tomatos put that in. and 2 Do not worry about it being smashed it will all go fine. And now. Get 1 liter of tomato juice now with this tomato juice I want it to be low in sodium. And 100% tomato juice it is a Little more expensive but it will do a good job And I want you to just pore the whole thing the whole liter, yup. Do not worry it will not be tomato soup. There you go. Awesome. And now Grab some of the beans long string beans and I cut them up and put that inside and I want you to add about 2 1/2 to 3 meat stock to the soup just like that 1 and 1/2 and going to add drop in like that Now if you do not want to use the meat one, you can use chicken stock or if you want to keep it really low Gi you can us the veggie one. but since I am on a medium Gi I can add a little more goodies. Now this will reduce. So stir that a little bit. We now let this boil for 30 minutes. Now one person made a comment on another soup Why ? do you boil it so long. Well the reason I cook it so long is because of the cabbage I want it the fiber to break down and and it makes it easier to digest So that is basically the reason. If you want to do less you go ahead if you want more but that’s the way I do it. So it will be on for 30 minutes. Then after that it will go on for another 10 minutes. And then I will add more goodies. and we will be done. So take the magic chicken and bring it all the way to 30 munutes and it will let you know And here we are, we are back. It’s been 30 minutes. So let’s see how our soup is cooking Ohhh !!! Man Let’s lower the heat a little bit more. put this on the side And Now I did come here every now and them and gave it a stir. Now when these tomatoes are big like this i just take them into the side as I stir and just smash them on the side, Now I could of done this already but I want to show you this on camera. So just smash them up. Well some may say why ? not just smash them before well you know, you can do that this is the way I do it. So this way someone is going to get a nice piece of tomato. So here now is some ingredients we have 1 teaspoon of cumin. 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. We have 2 tablespoons of oregano and 2 tablespoons of basil. Jut drop that in like that. And I got about almost a cup of fresh chopped parsley. And I put that in. Now is this not going to be absolutely awesome. And about 3/4 to a cup of chopped green onions. And that goes in. And we just stir that. See the color coming there. Now at this point you can add a little bit more spices more seasoning if you want. It’s up to you, it’s your soup. Add more basil. Add more oregano. That does really not matter. And what we do is we add some fresh ground black pepper add as much as you want of pepper. And here I am adding about 3/4 of a teaspoon. How is that starting to look. So ! Now ! Bring the heat up. And let this go for about 15 minutes uncovered and we will be back. To taste it and adjust it. Do not add any salt. Get our chicken there we go 15 minutes, and we shall be back. Here we are back it’s been 15 minutes. and it has been boiling with the top off. Coming to it stir also from the bottom to the top, now how does that look. Now ! you can go from this soup to the other without getting bored. Now Let’s taste it. Here we go. Look how nice it looks. Just grabbing some of this tomato sauce. Checking for salt. Now For me It is absolutely perfect. There is some salt in the stock we put in already and if you want to add more salt go ahead but try to keep as less salt as possible. In your soup for after all this is a diet soup. But ! instead of adding more salt I would add a bit more pepper or a little bit more oregano basil and other things to it make it a little more flavorful. And now I am just going to Turn off the heat I hope you will enjoy this soup as much as I have making it for you. And it is absolutely, absolutely perfect. So Thank you very much Thank you very much for allowing me to share this recipe with you. Enjoy. And please send me some comments send me some pictures. Let me know “how you are doing”. Thankyou very much from Cookingaround.