April is the perfect time to start thinking ahead to summer. It gets pretty hot in New York during the summer months and that means bikinis for the beach (yikes) and shorts with flimsy little tops for everyday running around. I don't know about you but a month or so to get fully in shape sounds like a good idea. I"m not one for dieting, after decades of experimenting I can guarantee they don't work. I believe in getting as much nutrition out of one delicious low calorie meal as possible. That means Green Goddess Soup. It's foolproof. It fills you up, does you no end of good and tastes delicious. Make lots. Stash some in the freezer for a needy moment.
This, like many soup recipes, is a blueprint. Use whatever vegetables you happen to have in the fridge, although if you're trying to lose weight I'd go light on the starchy root veggies and pass completely on the white potatoes. The frozen peas add a sweetness and a beautiful bright Springlike green. If you're desperate for carbs try serving the soup with a small side of quinoa. The scale and your body will thank you.