EAT THIS!-Emergency Recovery from the Holidays!

A Slenderizing Winter Gazpacho Soup just in time to help you fit into your New Year's outfit!

I was sitting  in my bed this morning ,waiting for the bulldozer to
arrive that will be smashing open my bedroom wall to remove me by crane from my
house because I have been on a non-stop holiday binge! I arrived at work today
in my YOGA PANTS(because that is all I can fit into)armed with 8 cups of cut
fruit and a Box-of- Joe from Dunkin donuts to try to counter act the rediculous
amount of eating that has taken place over a 4 day period. My email and cell
phone have been flooded with requests for some yummy ideas to help people undo
the damage from this past weekend so that they will be able to fit into their
New Years Outfits. So being in the food industry I used to travel a lot for
shoots. These were 14 hour days spent on set noshing on crap for the most part
and then over eating and drinking at the end of the day. A typical shoot would
last about 10 days. Then I would come home 5-7 lbs bigger and had less than a
week before we went on location again. So it was imperative that I loose what
ever I gained before I was subject to another round of crap eating.It really
only takes 3 days for the most part to drop the water weight and a couple extra
pounds. I had a routine that I would start the next moring when I came home.
(It’s really nothing that you havent heard before) But the first day I would
just flush my system out with a day of Fruit and coffee. I would spend the
whole day just eating watermelon and cantalope , strawberries grapefruit and
pineapple. This would really help counter act the bloat and would just fill me
up with a steady sream of fiber . Day two I would incorperate eggs. Just a
couple hard boiled eggs in the a.m. with coffee and fruit and then more fruit
through out the day. At night I would literally just eat bowl after bowl of my
 Skinny Gazpacho Soup* its basically like drinking a salad. It literally is made in a blender and  its chalk
full of veggies and a welcomed tangy change . You can literally eat the entire
pot of this, in fact I would encourage it.. . I prefer to blend it in the food
processor when I am dieting so it's a little different from my summer Gazpachoand drink it out of a glass it tastes
like a V8 on steroids..The tomato based both is great for rehydrating and once
again helps top flush toxins out. Now typically you would have this in the
summer but I swear this will help get that extra weight right off.  Now on
the thirs day try to mix it up with a egg white and veggie omlet for
breakfast,fruit to snack on through out the day  ,some homemade  tuna
or chicken salad for lunch, and some broiled chicken or fish for dinner along
with unlimited “Skinny Spanish Gazpacho” to keep you full and
sastified..(Repeat the the third day until your down to the pre-holiday binge
weight) So here is my recipe for “ Skinny Spanish Gazpacho Soup”.


  • 2 1/4 pounds ripe plum tomatoes

  • 1 red or green bell pepper cored and quartered

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed

    • 1 large cucumber peeled

  • 2 tbs sherry vinegar or wine vinegar, or more to taste

  • 1tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 cucumber, finely diced

  • 1 red onion or 4 scallions, finely chopped

  • 1tsp diced jalepeno

  • 1 tsp of tabascoo

  • 1/3 cup beef broth(fat free)

  • Dash of Worcesttershire sauce

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • Quarter the tomatoes and remove the ends
    then blend the bell pepper to a paste in a food processor. Add the tomatos and
    the rest of the soup ingredients and blend to a light cream. Then chill in the
    refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for at least an hour or up to a day.

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    Amy December 27, 2012 at 08:16 PM
    I was at my brothers last week for dinner. He made chicken curry. He has never made chicken curry. I did not even know he liked it! It was delicious. He said that he has been reading your post for about 3 weeks now and he has been trying out your recipes. he suggested I check you out. I love it. You are very clever and i enjoy the little stories that go along with the recipes. You have a new fan!! If my brother Dale can cook an amazing curry that says alot about how aproachable you make your recipes. I am truely looking forward to trying them out! Thank you!
    Michelle Thor December 27, 2012 at 08:22 PM
    Jade, your story to go along with recipe is so entertaining. i definitely need to shed a few pounds. Thanks once again for the great recipe and tips!
    Jennifer Fitzgerald December 27, 2012 at 09:08 PM
    OMG! Jade! How did you know! This is just what the doctor ordered! Over Christmas I ate dessert before and after meals! lol I stuffed myself like a turkey all day! I have mostly ALL of these ingrediants at home already so this will be my dinner and leftovers for the weekend! I can't wait, I love light and refreshing soup recipes like this. Jade, your story made me crap up too! Looking forward to more in the New Year! :-)
    Jessie Popowich December 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
    This is perfect! Hit home exactly & soooooooo yummy :)
    David L December 28, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    Everyone at work was talking about this soup. There are 6 women in the office walking around with glasses of what looks like salsa. I asked around and they all said they saw the recipe online and they are trying to "skinny up" for the New year. So I checked it out. I think the story is hysterical. Im a guy but I am feeling pretty gross after all the eating it looks extremely easy to make . Keep these ideas coming. Your blog is obviously catching on!
    Karen Doros January 03, 2013 at 12:19 AM
    Jade..Once again ..another great recipe which is just what everyone needs this week! This soup is so easy to make and it is delicious! Happy New Year! Karen Doros


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