Ok I like cold weather...to a certain extent. Cuddling up under a blanket with a fire and some hot chocolate is perfect on a chilly day. But 24 degrees in Virginia Beach?! No thanks.
I had to wear a coat INSIDE my house today! So I made two big pots of homemade soup to warm me up from the inside out. First up...Very Veggie Soup.
1 small head of cabbage chopped
1 bag of frozen Red, Yellow and Green pepper mix
3 cups chopped fresh broccoli
3 carrots chopped
8 celery stalks chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 can tomato paste
2 cans Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can diced chilies
7 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper
Now you see why it's called "Very Veggie."
Just throw everything into a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the veggies are soft (about 30-45 minutes) That's it. So simple. Mmm look at all those veggies!
Next up...Lentil Veggie Soup with Quinoa and Pumpkin
Find the recipe at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
I followed her recipe almost exactly. I couldn't find canned lentils so I just cooked my own. But considering that was really the only prep I had to do, I can handle that.
Now back to hibernating