Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Herbed Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

This is a Weight Watchers recipe. I altered it slightly by using Greek yogurt instead of regular low-fat yogurt - and chicken broth in place of water. I also added the step of using a blender to more fully combine the ingredients. Very refreshing and delicious. I served it with a Greek chicken breast and some Quinoa Pilaf. The flavor is very similar to the Greek sauce, tzatziki. You could also take this for lunch with toasted pita pockets, or a pita sandwich. Yummy!


3 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 Tbls. finely chopped fresh dill, or 1 ½ tsp dried dill
1 Tbls. finely chopped fresh mint
1 Tbls. snipped fresh chives
1 garlic clove, minced (I put it through the garlic press)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1 cup chicken broth
Fresh mint, dill or chives for garnish


In a large non-reactive bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumbers, dill, mint, chives, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Thoroughly mix to combine well.

Place half of the mixture into a blender, and blend well. Return to bowl.

Place in refrigerator, covered, until chilled.

Serve garnished with the mint, dill or chives.

1 comment:

Columbo said...

This is a keeper, very tasty.

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