Monday, December 24, 2012


 Quickie Recipe 5 (1 days until Christmas)
 Don’t worry if you don’t have every vegetable listed; this soup recipe is very flexible. Use whatever you have on hand.

Vegetable soup

1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
8 cups water or low sodium or low fat vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 sweet potato or rutabaga, diced
1 cup green beans, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup fresh peas
1 cup chopped cabbage, kale, collards, or other green
1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, tarragon, savory, etc.)
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
salt and black pepper to taste

 Place onion, celery, carrots, and oil in large soup pot. Sauté 10 minutes over medium heat until onions are soft. Add water or stock, garlic, potatoes, beans, and vegetables. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Add remaining ingredients except parsley, and seasonings. Simmer 10 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in parsley. Season with salt and black pepper.
service with  crackers or french bread, another great dinner idea

TIP: before you go out to a holiday party or dinner party eat a bowl of your soup and you will eat less because the soup will make you fill full.

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