Thursday, October 11, 2012
Clean Minestrone soup
1 red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small bunch of chives, chopped
1 medium bunch of basil
3 bay leaves
24 oz tomato sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 cartons chicken broth (can use vegetable as well)
3 parsnips (or use 6 carrots instead if you prefer)
1 small eggplant
2 cans kidney beans (I use 1 red and one white) Look for BPA free cans!
1 pack frozen peas
1 pack frozen corn
1 package mushrooms
3 stocks celery
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1/2 c barley
1. Saute onions and garlic in oil. Add herbs.
2. Add tomato products and stock to pot and bring to soft boil.
3. Add beans and all other veggies and barley to the pot. Cook at a soft boil until all vegetables are cooked through. Regular barley will take about 45 min to cook completely.
*caveat: vegetable broth to make this vegan. You can replace barley with quinoa or with clean pasta. Serve with radicchio flat bread and whipped ricotta cheese