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I used to write only about food

I used to write a food blog, designated for busy moms like myself. The rules were simple: 1. No more than five ingredients and 2. The recipe can only include up to three steps of preparation. I did it before Jamie Oliver Links to my old blog are at the end of this email with posts that go back to Feb 2012. But I'm a kind and forgiving person and so I'm going to let it slide, great minds think alike and all that.

My love for food and writing about it extended to my books. I always write about food - what my characters eat or cook.

The recipe I want to share with you does not appear in any of my books. It takes to the extreme the 3:5 method, using just two ingredients to make a delicious homemade low-calorie soup.

A dark green zucchinni rests on a bowl of soup, filled with light green soup, next to a round box of 24 triangles of Laughing Cow cheese.
A soup from two ingredients

Since there are only two ingredients I'm going to have to insist - you need to use the dark green-skinned zucchinis plus a high-end variety of a spreadable fatty cheese - like the laughing cow pictured above.

Zucchini is practically like eating water, a mere 14 calories per 100 grams. The cheese, on the other hand, is a different story. Each wedge packs 50 calories. I only incorporate 6-7 triangles per kilogram of zucchini. Consequently, our entire dish amounts to just 520 calories. Divided into five servings, each bowl contains a mere 100 calories - fulfilling, flavorful, and diet-friendly.

Zucchini Soup with Melted Cheese Ingredients (serves 4-6):

6-7 zucchinis

6-7 triangles of "La vache qui rit" ("The Laughing Cow") cheese


  1. Slice the zucchinis (no need to peel, and slices can be thick). Place them in a pot, cover with water, and cook for 10-15 minutes until the zucchinis soften.

  2. Remove about 2/3 of the water from the pot (but don't discard it - if the soup is too thick, you can add it to reach the desired consistency). Add the cheese and blend using a hand blender (a regular blender works too, but why dirty another tool?).

  3. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Enjoy!



Links to my old blog. Articles are in Hebrew:

Red, black and white salad:

Dried fruit cake anyone can make:

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