4 cups water 2 cups Unsweetened Soy Milk 400 grams shirataki (cut into more manageble pieces)( about 2 packs) 60 grams of Camemebert Cheese ( Any cheese will work...use what yu have :)( about 2 oz) 120 grams bacon (about 6-8 slices) 2 medium PakChoy 45 g shitakii mushrooms(your favorite muxhrooms will work)( 3 mushrooms) 2 T parmesan cheese 1 T butter 1 T olive oil 2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Pepper 2 tsp garlic powder 2 bouillon cubes
Directions: Cut the bacon finely, slice the mushrooms and cut the pakchoy into bite size pieces. In a soup pot add the butter and olive oil, bacon and saute, when the bacon is almost done ( nice and brown but not crispy) add the pakchoy and mushrooms saute about 2 minutes. ( I used real garlic so I added 3 finely minced cloves at this point too so they did not burn)
Add the water, soy milk and cheese. Bring to a low boil and lower the heat to simmer. Add shirataki and spices and Simmer for about 20 minutes. Please adjust seasoning to taste. You can garnish with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese.
note: this is a great base to make many soups.. drop the pakchoy add spinach, kale or triple the mushrooms and make it a cream of mushroom soup.. If you can use homemade chicken broth and drop the bouillon cubes. Will taste better and be better for you... :) Lastly, I use this to free up my fridge before shopping and it also saves me buying cream which here in Japan is about $20. 00 per liter(1 quart) compared to 3 dollars for soy milk. Also if you want to save on carbs drop the mushrooms. When I made it today, I had three shitakii mushrooms so I put them in and it was great :)
Nutrition info: Serves 4 as main course or 6 to 8 as a side 4 grams if served as main course and less of course as a side :)
When I started this new lifestyle I was wearing 6XL shirts and size 66 pants(when I say "wearing" I mean I poured into those sizes. I am 6' 1" tall so I am guestimating 530pounds/ 240 kilograms.
My weight will be updated monthy. January 6th 2009 530 lbs February 2009 505 lbs March 6th 2009 485.8 lbs April4th2009 470.2 lbs May 1st 2009 458.2 June 6th 2009 448 lbs July 4th 2009 438 lbs July 31st 2009 427.6 lbs September 1st 2009 413.8 October 3rd 2009 407.6 lbs November 1st, 2009 400 lbs November 30, 2009 389 lbs December 22, 2009 376 lbs January 31st, 2010