Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow Day Soup

So, we are a week into the new year- and my husband and I have been sick for most of it. I've been living on tea, packaged noodle soup, and orange juice. Plus cough drops and antibiotics.

We've had a couple snowy days, so yesterday I began my Snow Day Soup. I haven't had much of an appetite, and was craving fresh vegetables. 

Here's my recipe for you!

I began with sautéing a diced onion and butter in my glazed cast iron stock pot. Then I added a splash of olive oil, and added a chopped organic sweet potato. 

To the whole mix I added Swanson's low sodium chicken broth, parsley, a bay leaf, and a teaspoon of French herbs.

While that was simmering, I rinsed and soaked a cup of dry black beans. After it all melded together, I let it cool and put it in the fridge overnight. 

This morning, while watching snow fly past the windowpanes, I pulled out the soup and heated it up. I quickly skimmed off the butter milk fats and discarded them. 

Once it was heated through, I used my immersion blender to blend the potatoes and onions into a creamy broth. 

I added a leaf of organic kale, and tossed in the cup of softened beans to cook further. I also quick cooked a cup of pasta pearls. 

And... It was 
A success! My husband and I throughly enjoyed this soup - full of beta carotene, fiber, and greens! 

Enjoy- let me know if you've tried it! 

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