Monday, June 23, 2008

The Onion Soup Diet

The Onion Soup DietOnion Soup Diet has been worked out for onion soup lovers and for those who enjoy European cuisine in general. This diet is for seven days. Each day has a particular set of foods that you can eat for that day. And for breakfast you can have low-fat, high-fibre cereal and skim milk. You also eat the soup every day, as much of it as you want. You can lose about 9 lbs or even more keeping this diet for 7 days.
On the menu:
Day 1: soup, fruit (except grapes and bananas);
Day 2: soup, vegetables, 1 baked potato for dinner;
Day 3: soup, fruit and vegetables;
Day 4: soup, fruit, vegetables and fat-free milk;
Day 5: soup, a bit of beef and tomatoes;
Day 6: soup, beef, vegetables;
Day 7: soup, rice, fruit juice.

Like you can see the main and essential dish of this diet is an onion soup, which is included in daily dietary intake. The suggested dieting soup is very easy and quick to cook. It's also very delicious! You will lose weight with pleasure. There are lots of onion soup recipes. Here are two of them.

Recipe 1.
You need: 3 cups chopped onions, 1 cup chopped leeks, 1 sprig parsley, root and greens, chopped, 1 celery (with leaves), chopped, 8 peppercorns, 1 1/2 liters water, Salt (to taste).
Crush the onions and leeks with salt in a porcelain bowl. In asaucepan, bring the water to a boil, add the vegetables and peppercorns and boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover with several towels and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe 2.
You need: 2 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth or vegetable broth, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 4 onions, sliced, 2 green peppers, cut, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 pinch ground black pepper.
Cook and stir onions in vegetable oil in a covered large saucepan over medium heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper; heat to a boil. Remove from heat.