The chill in the air made me want something warm and cozy. After scanning the fridge, realizing I really need to grocery shop, I found I had just the right ingredients to make a batch of vegetable soup.
Here’s what was in it:
Here I have onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, white kidney beans, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower,diced tomatoes and my favorite soup starter,”Better Than Bouillon”.
I always soften my onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes in olive oil. Then I add a hefty handful of Italian seasoning, a few bay leaves, and then, 1 large can of diced tomatoes. Then I add 2 cans of water from the tomato cans and two tbsp. bouillon base. Once it comes to a slow boil I add my frozen veggies and keep on low 15 minutes. I also add a handful of barley at the end, I put the lid on and let it go another 10 minutes. Turn off to rest. Serve hot with a chunk of whole grain bread on the side.
Nice warm lunch.