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       Title: Diet Cream Soup Base
  Categories: Diabetic, Allergy, Soups/stews, Crockpot, Low-fat/cal
       Yield: 2 servings
  
            WHITE SAUCE                         8 oz Can tomato sauce
   3 1/2 tb Instant milk powder                 3 tb Chopped onion
   1 1/2 tb Cornstarch                          1 pn Dry rosemary, crumbled
   1 1/4 c  Cold water                          1 pn Fresh ground pepper
            TOMATO                              1 pn Cayenne pepper
  
   This recipe is suitable for anyone who needs to know the exact
   contents of soup.
   OTHER OPTIONS: Regular recipes use about 1 1/2 Tb butter and 1 1/2 Tb
   flour per cup of milk for a medium white sauce.
   
   5 oz evaporated milk plus 5 oz water plus 1 Tb corn starch
   
   1 cup soy milk plus 1 Tb corn starch
   
   1 cup skim milk plus 1 Tb vegetable oil plus 1 Tb corn starch
   
   Put ingredients in a blender and process at high speed until well
   blended, or put ingredients in a jar and shake, or stir dry
   ingredients into cold milk with a whisk.
   
   Stir constantly in the top of a double boiler until the sauce
   thickens and simmers, then cook ten minutes.  A medium saucepan set
   in a larger saucepan of simmering water works, too.
   
   Fresh tomatoes may be cooked with onion and seasoning, allowed to
   cool and pureed in a blender to make the sauce.  If the tomato
   mixture is colder, add a little of the hot white sauce to bring it to
   the same temperature. This prevents curdling when the red mixture is
   gradually added back into the pot with the white sauce.
   
   Heat soup until it is hot enough to serve but do not allow it to boil.
   
   The same method may be used with 3/4 to 1 cup of cooked diced (or
   pureed) vegetables with cooking liquid used to make the sauce.  Makes
   about 2 cups. Suggested vegetables:  potato with a little onion,
   carrot, zucchini, cabbage with a little ham, sauteed onion, mushroom,
   broccoli. Season to taste.
   
   Tested Dec 93 using powdered milk, and (thawed) canned tomato by
   Elizabeth Rodier.  This was a successful experiment based on a
   combination of recipes from several different books.
  
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