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    Minestrone Soup

    Last night I was looking for a good vegetable soup to fill me up but not have a ton of calories. I decided on a vegetable minestrone soup. I have to say that I am very happy with my final result. 1 Red onion, chopped 3 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Small zucchini, quartered and sliced 2 Cups carrots, sliced 2 Cups celery, sliced 1 Can crushed tomatoes 6 Cups vegetable broth 1 Teaspoon oregano 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 Teaspoon pepper 3 or 4 Shakes of red pepper flakes 1 Can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 Cup small pasta 1 Cup baby spinach Method: Saute onion and garlic in…

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    Carrot and Red Pepper Soup

    My husband and I love this soup! It is absolutely delicious, it takes a little extra time to roast the red peppers but it’s worth it. Carrot and Red Pepper Soup Makes 4 servings 1 Onion, chopped 6 Carrots, thinly sliced 2 Cups vegetable stock 2 Red bell peppers 2 Cups soymilk 2 Teaspoons lemon juice 2 Teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper Place onion and carrots into a pot with water or stock and simmer, covered, over medium heat until the carrots can be easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Roast bell peppers by placing them directly under the broiler until the skin…

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    5 Tips to Feel Better with a Cold

    Being sick is never fun and while it takes time for the virus to run it’s course I have a few ideas to make the time pass a little more quickly. Soup & Tea with Honey – Hot soup will help to relieve nasal congestion. This fall I shared a soup to make you feel better recipe you can find it here. Tea is my go to sick remedy. As with the hot soup, the hot liquid soothes a sore throat and the honey adds flavor and helps soothe too. Read about my favorite teas here. Liquids – Flush out your body with lots of liquids, water or vitamin C…

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    Vegetable Soup

    Kathy is sharing a guest post about vegetable soup that you will love. Use any kind of broth including my homemade stock. Although most days I can eat my meals and be satisfied with having enough to eat but there are always a few days here and there where I just want to eat something more.  I need it to be healthy but I just feel hungry.  This is a great recipe for a vegetable soup that you can eat as much as you want.  It is filling and if you want more, go for it! You can adjust this recipe however you want.  Just put in more of the…

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    How to Make Vegetable Stock

    Buying vegetable stock in stores can be quite pricey. The good news is that stock is so easy to to make at home! Use this method to make soups, season rice, crock pot meals or add to any dish that might need extra flavor. It’s incredibly flexible so add whatever left over scraps you have on hand. Keep in mind it will effect what you’re making for example bell pepper scraps. Save onion, garlic, carrot, and celery scraps from your weekly meals. Place each of these in a large freezer bag and store in the freezer. When the bag is full, place all frozen vegetable scraps in a large stock…

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