January 28, 2012

Easy Soup Recipe.

The easiest way for me to get dinner done with an easy clean up, healthy and in a less expensive way is soup! There is a little bit of prep time with cutting some of the veggies up, but for me its an easy alternative to fast food or going out to eat. The best part about soup if you have a couple key ingredients on hand at all times then you can put anything you have that sounds good in the pot! Here is my soup recipe that I call Slow cooked organic bean and grain sausage veggie soup! Hope You Enjoy.

2 cups of BOBS RED MILL SOUP MIX ( link with picture of package)
1 32 oz. container of organic low sodium vegetable stock
4 Organic chicken apple sausage  links (No Nitrates)
2 cups of water
1 medium organic Spanish (white) onion
3 cloves of organic garlic
6 medium organic french fingerling potatoes
4 organic carrots
3 organic celery stocks
1 and a half cups of cut up organic black kale
2 organic bay leaves
half tablespoon marjoram
half tablespoon thyme
2teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Organic apple cider vinegar to taste

I started out by cutting up all the veggies (except the kale) into reasonably similar sized pieces (so they cook evenly) Next I smashed the cloves of garlic, not cut. I then put my soup pot over medium heat and added 2 tablespoons of olive oil, let that heat up and then added all the veggies and sauteed them until the onions were translucent (about 15-20 min). After this step its very important to remove the smashed garlic, you don't want big chunks of garlic left in there! All the flavor of it will now be infused into the oil and veggies. Now turn your heat on high and add the vegetable stock and 2 cups of water ( Or more if you prefer more) , once it has come to a boil reduce it to low. Add your black pepper, bay leaves, marjoram and thyme. Pop the lid on and let this cook for about 1hour, add more water if you feel like you need to. ( follow instructions on the back of the soup mix).  After this hour is over go ahead and add your chicken sausage and your kale and continue cooking for about 30 more minutes or until the sausage is cooked through. Once your soup is done take out the bay leaves and add the apple cider vinegar to taste. I do about 2 tablespoons, it sounds weird but it is really good! ENJOY!
Hopefully this has inspired you to try your own soup recipe out and shows you how easy it is. All I did to come up with this is go to the grocery store and find what sounded good and used what I already knew about cooking and threw this recipe together!

  • Some sort of stock
  • bay leaves
  • beans lentils quinoa or pasta
  • vegetables ( any kind)
  • A good Soup pot with a lid or a crock pot
  • A good knife makes chopping veggies so much easier

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