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Enlightened Soups: More Than 135 Light, Healthy, Delicious and Beautiful Soups in 60 Minutes or Less Hardcover – November 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581826648
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581826647
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

If one food conjures up comfort, it is homemade soup. A dose of serenity sipped from a spoon, soup is as comforting as home itself.

Homemade soup also comes close to being the perfect meal: easy to make, naturally low in fat, rich with nutrients, and convenient and economical, it is a superfood from most every perspective. That's the heart and soul of Enlightened Soups.

In addition, recent studies indicate that eating a healthful soup produces greater feelings of satisfaction and satiety at meals than a variety of other types of food. Researchers aren't sure why, but speculate that it may have to do with soup's high water content, as well as the piping hot serving temperature, which slows down the speed of eating, allowing time to notice a feeling a fullness.

But while the health news for soup is compelling, the primary reasons you'll want to make each and every soup in this collection are far simpler. First, they are absolutely and unfailingly delicious. Second, they are loaded with healthful ingredients, with a minimum of fat and calories. And third, they are all easy to make in 60 minutes or less.

These recipes honor the classics, but tweak tradition enough to keep them healthful and fresh, making all of these soups modern favorites as well as tried and true friends. Think Lemon Chicken Soup with Fresh Spinach & Pasta, Roasted Vegetable Minestrone, Italian Tortellini-Sausage Soup, Summer Corn & Basil Bisque, and Split Pea with Caramelized Onions.

Enlightened Soups includes a wealth of soups from across the country and around the world, adapted to be healthy and home-cook friendly, with familiar, readily available ingredients. For example, Tunisian Chickpea Soup, Tuscan Farro & Bean Soup, West African Peanut Soup, and Thai Chicken & Coconut Soup. In other words, this slender volume brings you the world in a bowl, one sip and slurp at a time.

It won't take much time or effort to work your way through these recipes, either, because soup-making has an honest minimalism that makes it accessible and appealing to home cooks of every level of ability. Enlightened Soups simplifies things further, offering recipes with particularly straightforward cooking techniques and easy-to-find ingredients, and then categorizing each according to total preparation and cooking time: 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Finally, all of the recipes are well-tested, and follow recognized, "enlightened" guidelines for healthy eating, including no more than 10 grams of fat per serving, and utilization of healthy fats and oils, lean meats, and plenty of vegetables. In short, each recipe delivers contentment on multiple fronts.

So pull out the pans and enjoy your new collection. For ever-pleasing soups equally at home in the dining room or kitchen, you need look no further than Enlightened Soups , because fast, healthful, delicious soup is always in style. Soup's on!

About the Author

Camilla V. Saulsbury, Ph.D., is a food writer, food scholar, and recipe developer. She has won numerous national recipe contests, including the grand prize at the Great American Chicken Bake-Off and the 2006 Build-a-Better-Burger recipe contest. Her recipes have appeared in Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, Sunset, and others. The author of eight previous cookbooks, she lives in Texas.

Camilla Saulsbury is a recipe developer, freelance food writer, cooking instructor, and author of nine cookbooks. She has been featured on QVC and Today on NBC, and and has made multiple appearances on the Food Network. Saulsbury is the brand ambassador for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and has recently served as spokesperson for Pillsbury baking mixes, developing rainy day baking recipes for children. Last, she has won multiple major national cooking competitions, including the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown in 2007, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest in 2006, and the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off in 2005. She lives in Texas with her husband and son.

Camilla Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, cooking instructor, and author of multiple cookbooks. Her work has appeared in major publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, and Vegetarian Times. She has been featured on QVC and Today on NBC, and has also made multiple appearances on the Food Network. Saulsbury is the brand ambassador for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and has recently served as spokesperson for Pillsbury baking mixes. She lives in Texas with her husband and son.

More About the Author

Camilla Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and cooking instructor. Her culinary focus is translating food and flavor trends into fresh, innovative, and delicious recipes for the home kitchen.

Camilla has been involved in the world of food for almost 20 years, including catering specialty desserts in the San Francisco Bay Area, writing cookbooks and freelance food articles, and developing recipes for national food companies. Further, she has won several of the country's top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode), and Top Chef Desserts $5000 Viewer Challenge.

Camilla's interest in food is also academic. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University with a specialization in food studies.

Camilla is the author of 20 cookbooks, published by Robert Rose Publishing, Sourcebooks and Turner Publishing and has worked as the brand ambassador for several multinational food companies.

Camilla has a second professional and personal passion: fitness. She has been teaching a wide range of fitness classes for almost two decades, including, but not limited to, pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, strength training and step aerobics. Additionally, she trains for and competes in endurance fitness events. Her fitness philosophy mirrors her cooking philosophy: balanced, practical and simplified.

Camilla has made multiple appearances on the Food Network, has been featured in the New York Times, made appearances on Today, Good Morning America-Health, BetterTV and QVC, and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Her work has appeared in such magazines as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Cosmo Girl, Quick & Simple, Country Woman, Sunset, Cook's Country, and Vegetarian Times.

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Recipes are delicious and easy to follow.
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Same goes for the otherwise handy indexes at the back of the book.
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The recipes in this book exceeded my expectations.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Luan Gaines HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Enlightened Soups is a comprehensive soup cookbook, filled not only with delicious recipes, but a number of relevant details in preparation and selecting ingredients. Grand prize Winner of the Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Saulsbury has compiled an excellent selection for even the novice cook, rich, healthy ingredients in both traditional and innovative combinations. The chapters address: Pureed Vegetable Soups, vegetable Soups, Poultry Soups, Seafood Soups, Meat Soups and Legume and Grain Soups. As well, the indexes offer helpful specifics for the harried working cook: Soups by Total Time, Refreshing Soups for Spring and Summer, Vegetable and Vegan Soups, Especially Low Calorie Soups and Especially Low Fat Soups.

I cannot fail to mention that the book's design is especially pleasing and user-friendly, attractive and colorful presentation, concise recipes and nutritional details (calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and carbohydrates). A thorough introduction by the author yields important information, time-saving suggestions. The author describes homemade soups as "a dose of serenity sipped from a spoon... as comforting as home itself." Each recipe is simple and delicious, "loaded with healthy ingredients", minimizing fat and calories, made in sixty minutes or less, a marrying of country and world, healthy and "home cook friendly". There are helpful tips for preparing these soups, including canned and frozen ingredients, necessary equipment and storage.

But the proof is in the eating, the selections as varied and delicious as any creative cook could want: "Petite Pea Soup"; "Italian Tortellini Soup"; "Sausage Soup"; "Southwestern Black bean and Rice Soup"; "Wild Rice and Corn Soup"; "Gingered Chicken and vegetable Soup"; even "Green Chili Chowder". A bit worse for ear, Enlightened Soups has proven invaluable for its wealth of combinations, healthy ingredients and savory spices. Luan Gaines/2008.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Inman on January 29, 2011
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I've only made a couple of the recipes so far, but they are healthy, delicious, and easy to put together. It's exactly what I was looking for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne on December 27, 2009
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I LOVE Camilla! She's brilliant! Made the Black Bean Soup with Pumpkin, Lime & Chipotle last night. Absolutely awesome! Worth the price of the book. Can't wait to try other soups.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2013
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First, I am not a huge soup guy.. Well, I wasn't. I purchased the book to maybe see if there were one or two recipes in there that I could use for dinner on a cold night. I now have to carefully decide what soup to prepare, otherwise I may have to deal with the repercussions (every family member has their favorite). The recipes in this book exceeded my expectations. I honestly have not yet tried a soup that I didn't like.
I also found the book easy to navigate, with logical organization, and a very easy to use index.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Omnireader on January 25, 2013
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"Enlightened Soups" itself looks fine: interesting and healthy-looking recipes, but I'm seriously considering returning my Kindle edition. It's another example of how Kindle/Amazon has trouble formatting cookbooks for Kindle. Each chapter has a list of all the soups in that chapter, but the print is so tiny that people with less than perfect vision (like me) can't read it, and there is no way to enlarge the font size. Same goes for the otherwise handy indexes at the back of the book. Another problem is that at least two recipes (Cream of Mushroom Soup, and Bean and Bacon Soup) have been put in backwards: the name of the soup and introductory paragraph come a page *after* the ingredient list! In general, the recipes are poorly formatted: the name of the next soup comes at the bottom of the page for the previous recipe, which is confusing. Also, I must agree with Dr. Dawn that it's a shame the author didn't supply the amount of fibre in each recipe, but that's a problem with the book itself and not the Kindle format. So, 3 or 4 stars for the book itself, and one star for the Kindle edition!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pleased on December 12, 2012
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Best. Soup. Ever. I have tried a few of the recipes but my favorites so far have been the Thom Kha, Black Bean and Pho Bo. Amazing flavors and I love the nutrition information listed on the page. Thom Kha is my favorite soup of all time, and I have never made it as good as this! Plus, I don't feel nearly as guilty eating a lighter, healthier version. I think I may have to pick up a few copies of this cookbook for friends and family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Hanke on February 20, 2012
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I've had this book for over a year. I can't say enough about how down to earth and DELICIOUS all these soups are. It's a practical book with taste that puts me over the top. There isn't one soup in here that I haven't loved.
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