Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

I might as well jump on the 'HOLY COW IT'S SO COLD OUT' bandwagon :) Every year we have a cold spell like this but I don't think any Mainer ever really gets used to it! We've just got to find ways to feel warm! In an attempt to pretend like my toes and nose weren't freezing even in my house, I made a big pot of vegetable soup at the beginning of the week. I've been eating it ever since. 
2 boxes of low sodium vegetable stock
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 bay leaf 
ANY vegetables you like! I used celery, carrots, potatoes, kale, and kidney beans (1 can)
Sautee diced onion and minced garlic in a little olive oil. Dice up the hard veggies and add to the pot. When the veggies are softened add in your liquids and season to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Add in the kidney beans and kale (easily over cooked). Eat whenever the veggies are cooked to your liking. 
I love to eat my veggie soup with feta cheese and a big squeeze of sriracha... shocking I know...
Orange on the side! We'll be heading to the land of oranges next week (Florida) and I'll be thinking warm thoughts until then!

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