Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Healing Minestrone Soup

First I have to say that this delicious soup started out with the question: What can I make with all the random ingredients I have in the fridge and cupboard that will fill us up for lunch and is still really healthy?

The answer? Well that's in the ingredients below. I call it Healing because it is the perfect soup for a cold winter afternoon, for when you're feeling sick or just when you want to have something a little lighter for lunch or dinner, but will still leave you satisfied. The chickpeas add protein and the health benefits of all these delicious vegetables are incredible! This soup literally includes everything but the kitchen-sink!

Healing Minestrone Soup

1 large can of organic no salt added diced tomatoes
3 organic vegan vegetable cubes with 6 cups of water
3 large carrots chopped
2 yellow onions diced
3 cloves of garlic pressed, 1 clove chopped
3 large Swiss chard leaves chopped
1 zucchini sliced
8 white mushrooms sliced
2 portobello mushrooms sliced small
1 package of Enoki mushrooms
2 stalks of celery chopped
2 cans of chick peas
1/2 large napa cabbage chopped
6 fresh basil leaves chopped, 2 full leaves thrown in
Black pepper
Herbs de Provence mix: rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, fennel, lavendar

   • Saute onions and garlic in grapeseed oil until translucent

   • Add veggie broth and bring to a boil

   • Add all vegetables, basil & herbs except swiss chard, celery, zucchini, enoki mushrooms & cabbage

   • Once boiling, bring down to a simmer for 20 minutes

   • Add Swiss chard, celery, zucchini, enoki mushrooms & cabbage and simmer for another 15 minutes

Top with fresh pesto (recipe coming), parmasen cheese or some pepper and serve!

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