A ‘Crabby’ Holiday Idea: Easy Crab Soup

by Amie on December 5, 2012

Growing up on the shore I’m used to seeing these crabby babies in the summer time.

But with a little help from my buddies at Whole Foods Market- they made my dream come true in December.

O yes.

I’m talkin’ about a crab party for the holidays.

Why not right?

It’s a luxury.

And I’m all about feeling worthy of luxury lately. It’s part of my quest to ‘Self Love’ and feeling worthy of treating myself to the little things that make me smile in life.

When we feel we are valuable, we surround ourselves with luxury. Comforts and pleasures beyond those needed for everyday living. Luxury is not a materialism; it doesn’t have to be a new car or a shinny ring. It can simply be a holiday candle, a piece of good chocolate, listening to good music. These luxuries cost little but mean so much.

Do you feel worthy of such luxury? Luxury is our natural state and as I take the time to work on ‘Self Love’ it’s important to remember every one of us should feel special.

You deserve all the good the world has to offer. By elevating your view of yourself, you elevate the quality of your life.  Your outer world will echo your thoughts, beliefs and intentions that you are a special being- and worthy of abundance.

Practice living luxury today. Take some time to do something for yourself that you consider luxurious.

Take a walk or a bubble bath. Loose yourself in a good book or meet a friend for a tea. Cook up this warm crab soup.

Make this a habit; the more you welcome small luxuries into your life, the more you will recognize yourself as a worthy spiritual being worthy of love and abundance.

Today, treat yourself to a luxury.

My luxury today is crab soup and boy o’ boy is it good. A little bit expensive- but I’m worth it.

What’s your idea of treating yourself to luxury?

Here’s a hint: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Whole Foods Market. I’ll be picking a winner tonight at 5PM EST. Good Luck!

And don’t forget to head over to my Facebook Page where I’m hosting the ’25 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway Every Day. I’m giving away a new gluten-free gift everyday from December 1st-December 25th.
Enjoy and Good Luck!

4.5 from 2 reviews

Easy Crab Soup
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 6
 
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 large carrots, julienne
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ lbs. lump crab meat
  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. slivered almonds
  • ¼ tsp. fresh lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Transfer to serving bowls.
  3. Serve warm.
Notes
Servings: 6 Serving Size: ½ cup Calories: 86.9 cal • Fat: 4.9 g • Protein: 5.5 g • Carb: 6.0 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Sugar: 3.3 g • Sodium: 507.9 mg

 

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Merle December 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

This was the first year in my life that I tried crab and it was love at first bite!
Plain and simple, steamed, raw and melt in your mouth perfect!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

It’s my favorite too!

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Holly Postler December 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

I was told to check out this site by a couple of amazing ladies in Austin, and so happy I did! This recipe looks wonderful for one and the photography is awesome! One thing I miss about growing up in Florida was constant access to fresh crab. I will have to get some soon! By the way, I think I have that very same blue/white bowl the crab is in? Mine has a picture of a log cabin during maple syrup season. I love it! Except mine has a small chip :( Anywho, have a wonderful day!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

Awe; thanks so much Holly. Great to hear from you! Yes too funny that we have the same bowl. Happy Holidays!

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Sashe December 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

Great post, you have inspired me to love myself into a yoga class tonight! Hope all is well, have wonderful holidays!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

I was just thinking of YOU! So great to hear from you; hope you are well; let me know when you are in NYC so we can meet for tea soon. Happy Holidays!

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Ben M December 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’m still yet to try Crab. Well, besides wrapped up in Sushi.

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Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) December 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

Beautiful photos! And what a wonderful use of one of my all-time favorite types of seafood! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! XOXO

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Kelly! Hope you have a fabulous holiday season too! xoxo

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Lindsey (Kazmark) Kretschy December 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Amie! This looks delicious and easy! I don’t cook much (my poor husband) but could see myself trying this. Hope you’re well and enjoy looking through your recipes for new ideas. Xo!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

Awe you are too kind! Such a nice surprise to hear from you!! Love when my high school pals are enjoying my recipes. sending you hugs! xxoo

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Toni December 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

This looks so good! My husband is on a liquid diet for the next few weeks, and this will be great to have in the mix :)

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Thanks Toni; hope he enjoys it!

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Jillian Cantor December 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

OMG, that looks amazing, i can not wait to try it. It will make my recovery from Hurricane Sandy all worth while!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Awe; thank you Jillian! Hope you are safe from the hurricane and recovering. Enjoy!

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Diana December 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Yum, sounds good. And looks easy to make!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Thanks Diana; have a great holiday!

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Amy December 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm

This looks great, Amie!
Love crab!
Thanks!!!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Thanks Amy; enjoy!

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Ayme December 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Just found your site thanks to the Whole Foods fanpage! Love it!! I never ate seafood until my first try just a few weeks ago and I liked the crab over lobster! I may be brave enough to give it a try!!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Thank you Ayme; greatly appreciated. I hope you like it. Happy Holidays!

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Marlena Macksey December 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I am new to your site but have begun to transition to a clean eating diet after reading up and realizing that my diet is likely behind many of my health issues. The idea of giving up so many of the foods that I love has been daunting, but your recipes-like the one above-sound so delicious and accessible that I am now excited about testing them myself. It’s great to have something to look forward to instead of contemplating how I will ‘go without’. Thanks so much!

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Amie December 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Awe; thank you for your kind words Marlena! You are so sweet. Eating clean can be easy and fun; I hope you enjoy my recipes and have a fabulous holiday season. xoox

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BEVERLY MILLEY December 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

HI AMIE,

GROWING UP AT THE JERSEY SHORE WE ALWAYS HAD CRAB YOUR SOUP LOOKS WONDEFUL AND I WILL MAKE IT FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. THE PICTURES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL BUT ALL YOUR PRESENTATIONS ARE THE VERY BEST. HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.

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Beth December 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Just made this – wowza! It’s delicious. The red pepper and lime totally make the dish. I substituted chicken broth for the veggie broth, and it worked beautifully. I’ll be proud to serve this as a tasty Christmas Eve appetizer – it feels fancy and luxurious, and was super easy to make. Thanks so much!

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Amie December 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Thank you Beth! So glad you enjoyed the soup. Happy Holidays!

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