Simple and Healthy - Vegetable Comfort Soup

Yesterday it was sunny and I took the dog for a long walk in shorts. Today it is freezing and gray. Again. My immune system is confused and hanging on and so are my plants. I am being productive but really I just want to stay in and cuddle and watch the winter olympics. At lunchtime I was craving a warm bowl of soup- so I got curious in my kitchen and made it happen.

Here is a happy healthy veggie comfort soup recipe! Perfect for a cold winter day or to provide warmth and relief to those suffering from the common cold.

I will post what I made today but the beauty of this guy is using what you have in your pantry or fridge. Turn forgotten produce into cold weather magic. I had some beautiful yukon gold potatoes and a zucchini and it started there. Just like in your yoga practice- make it your own. Not vegetarian? Use your meaty broth or bouillon whatever its called.  Add chicken and find what tastes good.

So, take a look in your fridge, make do, give thanks, waste not and cook with love.

 

recipie

  • In a large pot heat your oil. I used abut 4 teaspoons of oil. I'm not sure if that is a little or a lot. I "eye" a lot of stuff. I should ask my friend Hilah over at Hilah Cooking about this. I never know how much oil to start out with.
  • Heat oil on medium, then add your onions and herbs of choice. If you don't have herbs on hand- a little salt and pepper is great.
  • Cook the onions till they are translucent and make your kitchen smell like heaven. About 5 min.
  • Add carrots and garlic. Again, witness how they almost instantly make your home smell like a magical heaven. About 2 min.
  • Add celery, then zucchini and any other on hand heartier veggies that you might be adding- like bell peppers or cabbage maybe? I also used a little bit of white cooking wine here for acidity. See, I do learn a lot from TOP CHEF. About 4 min here.
  • Now add your broth and your potatoes and any other non-hearty quick-to-cook veggies and any leafy greens like kale here. I also had some basil that needed to be used so I ribboned it and threw it in the pot as well.
  • Let the soup come to a boil then turn town your heat and let it simmer for 15-30 min. Add a little water if you like here- pending if you want a soup or a stew.
  • Salt-n-pepper to taste.

While I was making the soup I had some rice in the rice cooker. This adds to the "comfort" level of the soup, for sho.

veggie soup

If you like, scoop a little rice or quinoa into the bowl then ladle soup on top.

Or, serve with some crackers or a slice of bread  - and some lerv.

crackers

Enjoy!

16 comments on “Simple and Healthy - Vegetable Comfort Soup”

  1. Looks very nice, i think i would leave out the garlic (don't like garlic myself) but apart from that would love this soup.

    Thanks for sharing..

  2. Another yummy recipe, Adriene. Thanks so much! Will you consider adding a "Recipe" category so your yogis can find them quickly and easily, sort of a one-stop shopping? Just a thought, thanks.

  3. I just made this soup today. It is the perfect antidote to all the holiday excess of the last few weeks. Warming, comforting, nutritious.... thank you, Adriene. This soup is good for the soul. 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing, Adriene. I have been making lots of changes in my life so that I can be healthier and happier in all areas of my life. Never thought one website could accomplish so much good. Love your recipes, the yoga, and the love. You are a great blessing to all of us.

  5. I love the soup. I've made several versions with whatever makes me smile at the Farmer's Market. Headed out this morning to hunt down the best looking veggies and make this lovely soup. Bring on the fall weather!
    Adriene, thank you for sharing this easy, yummy, tummy and soul warming soup 🙂

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