Soup Weather

The days are shorter and the weather is very chilly in the Northeast.  This time of year, all I want to do is snuggle up under the covers at night with some type of warm beverage or food.  I am not always a huge soup fan but something about this time of year that makes me crave it everyday.  I have become much more comfortable in the kitchen lately and for me soup is always the easiest choice.  Since I try to eat mostly a plant based diet, cooking a soup is fairly easy and pretty satisfying as a dinner.  I don’t have a great sense of what spices to use in different dishes which has always steered me away from making soups.  I never know if I put too much salt or not enough pepper or if maybe I needed some spicy element to the base of the broth but I seem to get the thumbs up at dinner much more than I used to.  I must be doing something right!  Last weekend I made a tomato vegetable soup that was absolutely delicious and super easy.  It was enough for dinner and then a few lunches during the week as well.  I used some tips from other recipes to create my own rendition with the vegetables that I like and am used to eating in my daily diet.  Do you have any soup recipes to share or any tips on how to make a great soup?

Here is my Healthy Tomato Vegetable Soup recipe4728831413_80b8554acb_z

14 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes

3/4 Cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth

1 Cup Frozen Spinach

1 Cup Mixed Frozen Vegetables (whichever you like!)

4 Carrots Cups and Peeled

3 Sweet Potatoes Cut and Peeled

1 White Onion Chopped

1 Garlic Clove Chopped Finely

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Tablespoon Oregano

Directions:

1.Heat the onions with vegetable for a few minutes.

2. Pour in the tomoto broth and all the vegteables.

3. Bring to boil and then let simmer for an hour.

 

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