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Old 12-30-2012, 06:38 AM   #11
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So in the end, did you enjoy your soup? That is all that matters. If you feel that you accomplished what you wanted to, and are happy with your meal, then by all means stay with what you did. One can't eat math. It has no flavor. Happy eating!
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Giftedmadness, your math is probably right. You probably did get less fibre/ml with your additions. However, we find it odd that you chose high fibre food with which to do this. I doubt that you lowered the fibre significantly.

I would have thought that one would dilute with stock, milk or cream, potatoes without the skins, or something else with little or no fibre.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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you could have always just drank a few pints of irish cider with your soup to get things moving, as it were.

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no modifications needed here. i guess i'm good at fiber....:)
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I'd do it from scratch...and probably do something like this:

2 lb lentils, rinsed
2-28 oz. chopped tomatoes (I'd probably use one of my 1.5 l jars, but for those who don't have home canned tomatoes could use canned)
14 oz. tomato sauce (again, I'd use 2 cups of the home-canned sauce I have)
2 l (32 oz) veggie, beef, or chicken stock
4-5 stalks chopped celery
1 onion
3-4 cloves garlic
3-4 chopped carrots

Use a large stock pot.
1. Saute the celery, onion, garlic, carrots.
2. Add the rinsed lentils. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, veggie stock. Season with some flat leaf parsley, hot pepper flakes, thyme, S&P.
3. Simmer about 35 minutes. About 5 minutes before serving, add 1-2 tsp fresh lemon zest. This would make about 12-16 servings.

To reduce the fiber, I'd cut back on the lentils, up the tomatoes.
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I'm curious why you decided to bring up this argument again after a year and a half.

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Quite bizarre, I didn't even realize that.



That's a rather poor analogy. The overall amount of fiber in the soup was increased with the additions.

I guess you didn't read the above arguments. You don't eat the entire batch of soup at once. You only get to eat "100 paper bills" at a time.
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Quite bizarre, I didn't even realize that.



That's a rather poor analogy. The overall amount of fiber in the soup was increased with the additions.

When you make a batch of soup, do you eat the entire thing or just one bowl?
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It depends on how much lentil was taken out and how much quinoa and almond were added.

Both quinoa and almonds are considered fiber-rich foods, so adding them is a curious choice if your goal is to reduce the amount of fiber you are eating.

Umm...who said I took out any lentils? Nothing was taken out of the soup...

things were only added to the soup. Assuming you eat the same amount of food, it's impossible to not have less fiber.
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quinoa just all get along?

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Canned Lentil Soup (Modifying for Less Fiber) I had eaten a canned lentil soup from ALDI a few weeks ago and was taken back by how much fiber was in it so this time around I modified it to have less of an impact if you know what I'm saying. I added diced canned tomatoes, cooked quinoa, and whole almonds that I smashed up, along with a squirt of sriracha and it turned out very good. I'm sure rice could easily be substituted for the quinoa. I'd say it was 75% canned lentil soup from ALDI with the rest of the soup comprising of diced tomatoes and quinoa with the almonds mixed in for crunch. 3 stars 1 reviews
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