To Hannah Gruen: FOOD REVIEW: Hannah's Italian Sausage Soup (Was cabbage Soup Recipe Needed)

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Marengo, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    Hannah:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you
    , thank you!

    I tried your recipe today. I'm not one give to superlatives very often, but
    this was the tastiest, most appealing food that I've ever had in my 4 or 5
    years of low-carbing. Maybe since before. It really is delicious. It's
    easy and fun to make and smells so good while the sausage and vegetables are
    sautéeing that it drives you crazy! Not only is it tasty and visually
    appealing, but it's thick, filling and truly low carb. I could eat this
    every day ... and probably will for the next week or two; I can't recommend
    it enough! It's more than a soup, it's a hearty meal in itself full of
    healthy vitamins and fiber. It doesn't taste like any kind of "diet" food;
    it just goes to show that low-carb is a way of eating and not a 'diet.'

    I actually printed out your post and took it with me to the grocery store to
    use as my shopping list. I mde some small changes from your original
    recipe; I discovered real fast that this is the kind of recipe that's really
    easy to improvise with. Because I've reseached and calculated the carbs,
    fat, protein and calories based on the way that I made it, I'm listing the
    slight changes that I made from the recipe that you posted.

    - I substitued 1/2 sweet red pepper and 1/2 sweet yellow pepper for one of
    the green peppers (it's pretty!)
    - I added 1/2 medium cabbage, chopped, and sautéed it with the other
    vegetables and the sausage befvore adding the liquids
    - I substituted 1/4 cup of fresh chopped scallions for 1/4 onion
    - I forgot to buy fresh garlic, so I had to use powderd that I had on hand.
    So no carb count for the garlic.
    - I added two 14-oz cans of low-sodium beef broth to compensate for the half
    head of cabbage I added

    Just a couple of notes:
    #1, I was amazed at how far a little tomato paste goes. Just the two
    tablespoons gave the soup amazing color and texture.
    #2. I cooked everything in my Presto "Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker." This
    is a GREAT appliance for something like this. (It's a combination electric
    deep-fryer, steamer and soup kettle. ) Inexpensive at Wal-Mart or L-Mart.
    I was able to sauté the sausage and vegetables in it, then add the liquids
    and turn down the temperature to simmer the soup all in the same kettle. It
    was perfect for this use.
    #3. Before eating any I actually measured the entire finished quantity out
    cup by cup in order to get an accurate count of the calorie breakdown for
    the whole recipe.
    #4. I took your advice and got the fresh grated Parmesan cheese in the tub.
    You're right, what a difference!

    Anyway, here's how the recipe ended up as I made it, followed by the
    fat/protein/carb counts.
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    RECIPE: Hannah's Italian Sausage Soup:



    Values listed are (fat, protein, carbs) in grams; carbs are net after
    subtracting fiber



    1 lb. Italian sausage (mild or spicy, depending on taste), thinly sliced
    (70,54,4)
    1/4 onion, chopped (0,0,3)

    Scallions, chopped, ¼ cup (0,0,1)
    2 Tbsp. olive oil (27,0,0)
    1 Green bell peppers, coarsely chopped (0,1,7)

    ½ Yellow bell pepper, chopped (0,1,5)

    ½ red bell pepper, chopped (0,1,4)
    Celery, 4 stalks, minced (0,1,3)

    ½ medium size cabbage, chopped (1,7,14)
    Canned chicken broth, 2 quarts <64 oz> (0,18,2)

    Canned beef broth, low sodium, 28 oz (5,16,2)
    Zucchini, 2 med, cubed (0,2,4)
    2 Tbsp. tomato paste (0,2,5)



    Serve hot with a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan cheese.



    Seasonings to taste (depends on sausage seasoning)

    <I used fresh ground peppercorns, oregano, sage>

    -----------------------------------------

    "Sauté onion and sliced Italian sausage in olive oil in soup kettle.
    Add garlic, celery, peppers and cabbage when sausage and onion start to
    brown, continue cooking over medium heat till the onion is partially
    carmelized on the bottom of the pan and vegetables are partially
    cooked. (Carmelizing the onion really adds to the flavor, so let it
    slowly reach a nice brown).

    Add broth, zucchini, tomato paste, and seasonings to taste. I usually
    use spicy (hot) sausage and add a bit of oregano and basil, plus
    enough salt and crushed red pepper to suit. Bring to a boil, turn
    down, cover and simmer all day. Trust me, the longer this cooks the
    better. The sausage almost melts in your mouth and the flavors are
    well blended with long, slow cooking.

    This is great on a cold, winter day served in a big heavy earthenware
    bowl, sprinkled with a big handful of grated parmesan cheese (NO, not
    the stuff in the cylindrical box, the stuff you get in the dairy case
    and grated finely by hand - much better)."

    (Hannah Gruen)

    ------------------------------------------------

    These are my calorie breakdowns -- Peter



    Makes 15 cups

    ---

    All values are rounded to the nearest .5g:



    For the whole recipe:

    Fat: 103g

    Protein: 103g

    Carbs: 54g



    Per cup serving, rounded to nearest .5g

    Fat: 7g

    Protein: 7g

    Carbs: 3.5

    Calories: 105



    Add 1g of each for a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan cheese on the hot
    soup!


    Thanks again, Hannah! I haven't been this excited over food in a long time!

    Peter
     
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  2. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Thanks for sharing!

    Marengo wrote:
    :: Hannah:
    ::
    :: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,
    :: thank you , thank you!
    ::
     
  3. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Thanks for sharing!
    >
    > Marengo wrote:
    > :: Hannah:
    > ::
    > :: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,
    > :: thank you , thank you!
    > ::


    Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass comments.
    I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say that we are sick of
    it. Grow up!
     
  4. Hannah Gruen

    Hannah Gruen Guest

    On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:36:44 -0500, "Marengo" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Hannah:
    >
    >Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you
    >, thank you!
    >
    >I tried your recipe today. I'm not one give to superlatives very often, but
    >this was the tastiest, most appealing food that I've ever had in my 4 or 5
    >years of low-carbing.


    Wow, I'm glad I posted it then! And glad you liked it so well. It's
    not my recipe, really. I got it off an AOL lc message board way back
    when, and revised it to fit my ingredients and tastes, just as you
    have. I'm pretty sure I've posted it here before in the past, but it
    never hurts to repeat a good recipe.

    I like the idea of using red pepper along with green. And it was
    somebody else who suggested the tubs of grated, fresh cheese. Good
    idea, I agree.

    I use a similar cooking appliance for stuff like this. A Nesco 6-qt.
    roaster oven. It gets hot enough to lightly brown the sausage and
    onion, and then I add the other ingredients, turn it down and use it
    like a crock pot to simmer soups all day. I like multi-purpose cooking
    appliances like this.

    HG
     
  5. Marsha

    Marsha Guest

    Marengo wrote:
    > "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Thanks for sharing!
    >>
    >>Marengo wrote:
    >>:: Hannah:
    >>::
    >>:: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,
    >>:: thank you , thank you!
    >>::

    >
    > Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass comments.
    > I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say that we are sick of
    > it. Grow up!



    ?????????????????

    Marsha/Ohio
     
  6. Susan

    Susan Guest

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    Marengo wrote:

    > Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass comments.
    > I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say that we are sick of
    > it. Grow up!
    >
    >


    HUH??!!

    Please don't appoint yourself to speak for anyone but yourself.

    I'm in complete disagreement, and completely stumped by your reaction.

    Susan
     
  7. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Marengo wrote:
    >
    >> Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass
    >> comments. I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say that
    >> we are sick of it. Grow up!

    >
    > HUH??!!
    >
    > Please don't appoint yourself to speak for anyone but yourself.
    >
    > I'm in complete disagreement, and completely stumped by your reaction.
    >
    > Susan


    Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain would be
    able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.
     
  8. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Marengo wrote:
    :: "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    :: news:[email protected]
    ::: Thanks for sharing!
    :::
    ::: Marengo wrote:
    ::::: Hannah:
    :::::
    ::::: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,
    ::::: thank you , thank you!
    :::::
    ::
    :: Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass
    :: comments. I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say
    :: that we are sick of it. Grow up!

    Because I thanked you for sharing your recipe, in case I want to use it?

    I must be dreaming.
     
  9. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Marengo wrote:
    :: "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    :: news:[email protected]
    ::: x-no-archive: yes
    :::
    ::: Marengo wrote:
    :::
    :::: Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass
    :::: comments. I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say
    :::: that we are sick of it. Grow up!
    :::
    ::: HUH??!!
    :::
    ::: Please don't appoint yourself to speak for anyone but yourself.
    :::
    ::: I'm in complete disagreement, and completely stumped by your
    ::: reaction.
    :::
    ::: Susan
    ::
    :: Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain
    :: would be able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.

    Wow. I even saved your mods to the recipe. I think I need to get away from
    the PC for a bit. Sorry that you feel this way, Peter.
     
  10. Susan

    Susan Guest

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    Marengo wrote:

    > Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain would be
    > able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.


    Sumpeeple.

    Susan
     
  11. Susan

    Susan Guest

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    Roger Zoul wrote:

    > Wow. I even saved your mods to the recipe. I think I need to get away from
    > the PC for a bit. Sorry that you feel this way, Peter.
    >
    >


    Y'know, Peter is typically a nice guy, but every once in a while I've
    been shocked by his aggression and anger. I don't know what triggers
    it, or if it's due to residual brain stuff from his stroke or what.

    I hope he chills out; I'm not going to hold it against him.

    Susan
     
  12. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Susan wrote:
    :: x-no-archive: yes
    ::
    :: Roger Zoul wrote:
    ::
    ::: Wow. I even saved your mods to the recipe. I think I need to get
    ::: away from the PC for a bit. Sorry that you feel this way, Peter.
    :::
    :::
    ::
    :: Y'know, Peter is typically a nice guy, but every once in a while I've
    :: been shocked by his aggression and anger. I don't know what triggers
    :: it, or if it's due to residual brain stuff from his stroke or what.
    ::
    :: I hope he chills out; I'm not going to hold it against him.

    Same here.

    I'm all geared up for riding; I hope the rain stays away. It feels like
    spring here!

    :)
     
  13. Susan

    Susan Guest

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    Roger Zoul wrote:
    > Susan wrote:
    > :: x-no-archive: yes
    > ::
    > :: Roger Zoul wrote:
    > ::
    > ::: Wow. I even saved your mods to the recipe. I think I need to get
    > ::: away from the PC for a bit. Sorry that you feel this way, Peter.
    > :::
    > :::
    > ::
    > :: Y'know, Peter is typically a nice guy, but every once in a while I've
    > :: been shocked by his aggression and anger. I don't know what triggers
    > :: it, or if it's due to residual brain stuff from his stroke or what.
    > ::
    > :: I hope he chills out; I'm not going to hold it against him.
    >
    > Same here.
    >
    > I'm all geared up for riding; I hope the rain stays away. It feels like
    > spring here!
    >
    > :)
    >
    >


    It's unseasonably warm here on Lawn Guyland, too. Have a great ride!

    Susan
     
  14. Hannah Gruen wrote:

    > Wow, I'm glad I posted it then! And glad you liked it so well. It's
    > not my recipe, really. I got it off an AOL lc message board way back
    > when, and revised it to fit my ingredients and tastes, just as you
    > have. I'm pretty sure I've posted it here before in the past, but it
    > never hurts to repeat a good recipe.


    I got it off of you too and also made adjustments. I like it too much
    to make in such small batches, so I triple the sausage and double
    everything else. ;)

    To start with, I start with a good 3 lbs of sweet Italian sausage,
    either two bell peppers (usually red and another color, sometimes both
    red), a whole onion, a bunch of garlic... fry all that up, then add
    beef broth instead of chicken broth, a small jar of V-8, some chopped
    dried tomatoes, a big pile of dried chard, and a couple large packs of
    frozen veggies (cauliflower, zucchini, whatever I have on hand),
    oregano, parsely and basil and simmer at least 4 hours.

    It's the *best* winter meal I've ever had. And I look forward to
    trying it with fresh veggies once the garden is producing.

    I don't think it can be made "wrong" - it's simply making soup with
    Italian sausage, which is something that never would've occured to me
    had I not found a post from you that was several years old.

    The only "trick" to the recipe at all is you really do need to simmer
    everything a good long time as it causes the flavors to meld properly
    and it to be all Italian-y tasting.


    > I use a similar cooking appliance for stuff like this. A Nesco 6-qt.
    > roaster oven. It gets hot enough to lightly brown the sausage and
    > onion, and then I add the other ingredients, turn it down and use it
    > like a crock pot to simmer soups all day. I like multi-purpose cooking
    > appliances like this.


    I make it in a big stockpot, frying the stuff that needs frying, then
    adding everything else. This is the type of thing I'd ordinarily use a
    cast iron dutch oven for, but... my dutch oven isn't big enough. I
    mean, I make a few gallons at a time, really.

    It smells awesome the whole time it's cooking... and it *is* awesome.
    I'll eat this stuff pretty much straight through for a week. And then
    make another batch a few weeks later. It's *really* good.
     
  15. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

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    Marengo wrote:
    || "Roger Zoul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    ||| Thanks for sharing!
    |||
    ||| Marengo wrote:
    ||||| Hannah:
    |||||
    ||||| Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,
    ||||| thank you , thank you!
    |||||
    ||
    || Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass
    || comments. I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say
    || that we are sick of it. Grow up!

    Roger, I hope you realuize that that was a copycat troll and not me? Look
    at the headers.
     
  16. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    The abuse has been reported to the copycat troll's Supernews provider.
    (abuse @supernews.com)


    You can tell the difference between us in the headers; I'm posting from
    cox.net; the troll is posting from supernews.com

    Peter


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    Marengo wrote:
    || "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    ||| x-no-archive: yes
    |||
    ||| The fake Marengo Troll wrote:
    |||
    |||| Screw you Roger. You always have to chime in with your smart ass
    |||| comments. I think I speak for the majority of the group when I say
    |||| that we are sick of it. Grow up!
    |||
    ||| HUH??!!
    |||
    ||| Please don't appoint yourself to speak for anyone but yourself.
    |||
    ||| I'm in complete disagreement, and completely stumped by your
    ||| reaction.
    |||
    ||| Susan
    ||
    || Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain
    || would be able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.
     
  17. Roger Zoul

    Roger Zoul Guest

    Marengo wrote:
    :: The abuse has been reported to the copycat troll's Supernews
    :: provider. (abuse @supernews.com)
    ::
    ::
    :: You can tell the difference between us in the headers; I'm posting
    :: from cox.net; the troll is posting from supernews.com
    ::
    :: Peter
    ::


    Actually, I hadn't thought to look in the headers...but no matter. It gave
    me a good reason to get some miles in! :)
     
  18. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

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    Marengo wrote:
    || "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    || news:[email protected]
    ||| x-no-archive: yes
    |||
    ||| The copycat troll, NOT Marengo wrote:
    ||
    || Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain
    || would be able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.

    Again, this is the troll's post using my name. His headers show that he is
    posting from another news server; I'm posting from Cox communications
    newsgroups. He also is using the e-mail address [email protected], where
    my real one is [email protected].
     
  19. Marengo

    Marengo Guest

    Marengo wrote:
    || "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    || news:[email protected]
    ||| x-no-archive: yes
    |||
    ||| The copycat troll Marengo wrote:
    |||

    || Roger's reply was completely insincere. Anyone with half a brain
    || would be able to see that. Welcome to my killfile.


    Again, this was the fake using my name.

    Peter
     
  20. Susan

    Susan Guest

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    Marengo wrote:
    > The abuse has been reported to the copycat troll's Supernews provider.
    > (abuse @supernews.com)
    >
    >
    > You can tell the difference between us in the headers; I'm posting from
    > cox.net; the troll is posting from supernews.com
    >
    > Peter



    Thanks, Peter.

    Susan
     
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