Archive for December 31st, 2011

Chunky Vegetable Soup

When I was little, you could not have paid me enough to eat a bunch of vegetables.  It is amazing what a little age will do for you.  Now, I actually crave a good hot vegetable soup and am always on the lookout for a new one to try.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and used it as my starting point.  The only reason I changed a few things was because I didn’t have the ingredients on hand, so I improvised and it turned out really good if I do say so myself.  I ended up making it twice in the same week that I tried it because I wanted to share it with both sides of our families.  Everyone seemed to really like it so it will definitely go in my cold weather rotation.

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1/4 tsp. minced garlic

2 stalks of celery, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

1 Bay leaf

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

2 x cans of chopped tomatoes (14oz)

1 1/2 litres vegetable broth

1 cup of pasta (your choice)

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the oil, onion, carrots, celery, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.  Cook just until the vegetables are soft.  Add the tomatoes, broth and bay leaf. Simmer for 15 minutes then add the pasta.  Cook for another 8-10 minutes and enjoy!  This is great with cornbread, by the way.  Serves 4 to 6.




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