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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Garden Veggie Stew

GARDEN VEGGIE STEW
Makes Alot!!!



This is an unofficial recipe by me......only because I can't really tell how many servings it makes unless I measure out the HUGE pot full of this yumminess......therefore I will only tell you that *my* pot of Garden Veggie Stew came out to @1 PointsPlus™ for a 1 cup serving ONLY because I put some veggies in it that are not 'free'. Those veggies will have an asterisk (*) after them. These are the ingredients that I used:

1 32-oz container of 99% fat-free chicken broth (I used WalMart brand)
1 little container of Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock (to give a little more flavor)
1 28-oz can of crushed tomatoes (save the can to add water and get all the tomatoes out of the can)
1 28-oz can of whole tomatoes (quarter the tomatoes and discard the 'juice' in the can)
1 6-oz can of tomato paste
1 head of cabbage
5 carrots
2 ribs of celery, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 can of corn, drained*
1 pkg of frozen snow peas
1 small bag of frozen brussel sprouts
3 yams, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks*

The spices I used: minced garlic, fresh ground black pepper and Italian seasoning......to taste.

I put all this in a big stock pot and added just enough water to cover the veggies. I simmered it all day and after a few hours I did a BLT (bite, lick & taste) to see if it 'needed' any more seasonings.

The only reason I'm counting a cup as 1 PointsPlus™ is because I always say to 'err on the high side'.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*
 
Later!
Loving Life(time)!
Jan

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