Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Brook Shield's Vegetable Health Soup ~ EASY








The recipe is from In The Kitchen With Miss Piggy. I love this cookbook and know this recipe by heart. I gave away so many cookbooks and was relieved that this is still in the collection.

I've had the cookbook since 1996. It's an oldie but there are so many good recipes that I plan share. This is a favorite and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

I always buy organic carrots. I find them to be sweeter. I also always make my own chicken broth. I make it in my slow cooker and if anyone wants the recipe I'll add it at the later date.

The recipe states that you can use broccoli or cauliflower but I always make the carrot, just love the stuff.

Ingredients:

2 large sprinkles of Mrs. Dash (never use)
1 large onion, chopped ( I like using vidalia- when they are available )
2 medium size Granny Smith Apples- peeled, cored and chopped
Vegetable Oil Spray
Any ONE of the following 3 vegetables
1 large bunch broccoli ( do not toss the stems)
1 large head cauliflower
1 large bunch carrots *
1 46 ounce can chicken broth ( make my own and take off any fat- if you need to add more broth if you use extra amount of carrots)

Directions:

1- Sprinkle Mrs. Dash (if using) on onion and apple. In a non- stick frying pan lightly spray with the canola oil. Saute onion and apple until soft and set aside.

2- Clean the vegetable of your choice and chop into one inch pieces. Steam or parboil the vegetable. Pour the broth into a large saucepan. Add the vegetables which were steamed and the onion and apple to the broth. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

3- Using an emulsion blender ( a regular blender works well also just have to add small amounts at a time ) and mix until smooth.

May be served hot or cold.

I usually add some shredded Parmesan to the top if I have it for dinner.

* Bunch depends on the size of the carrots but usually go with a pound bag. Some are so thin, I use over a pound of carrots. You can use more or less, depending  on your taste.

Note- this such an easy recipe to remember. I buy my organic carrots in Walmart.  A lady was shopping and picked up a small bag of organic carrots and we started to chat about carrots. I asked her if she ever made soup with the carrots and said no. I told her the ingredients and she thanked me and told me she was going to make it.

Gabe and I were shopping and Roy who works in produce told me that lady whom I gave the recipe to was his cousin. Talk about small world.

I made Roy cookies at Christmas and he knows me as the carrot lady. When his cousin told him that some customer gave her a soup recipe and it had carrots in it he said he kinda thought it was me.

It made my day that someone enjoyed it and was thankful for a new recipe.

24 comments:

  1. What bright colors to wake up to on this snowy day. Very pretty picture, and the post is so interesting. This is not my taste for soup, but I am sure lots of people will really like it. I am going to share it, since there are lots of carrot and other veggie lovers out there. Thanks for sharing Linda, going to share it now.

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  2. I just went to put it on my Facebook page, and boy did my computer go crazy. I couldn't post it. My page was shaking and shaking. Anyone else have this problem?

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  3. I bet every time that lady makes this soup, she thinks of you. It really is a small world huh? What are the odds that that lady would be the cousin of Roy the produce guy? I just love that story.

    I've done that with recipes before-especially for the Gooey Butter Cookies made with a cake mix...can't tell you how many times I've rattled that off when in the check out line. It's so nice to find someone that shares your love of cooking, baking and recipes isn't it?

    And I love the name of that cookbook too. :) What an easy soup-such a pretty color. And a great way to use up some fresh vegetables too.

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    1. Oh Roy know me- LOL. I'm always asking when they are gonna get more organic carrots in!
      I also like one brand and I tell him that the others carrots don't taste the same.

      I'm sure when they eat the soup they will think of that yankee and her organic carrots :-)

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  4. I will see if icanpost it to facebook. I've never thought to put apples in soup. I will give this a try. Thanks Linda.

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    1. I have it on your timeline Mims.Big hugs to both you and Linda..

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    2. Dottie- I hope you noticed many of the recipes I post are perfect for you. They don't have lots of sugar and would fit into your new lifestyle.

      Thanks for posting the link on Myra timeline, anytime you would like to add it yours I would appreciate it.

      hugs,
      linda

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    3. thank you Dottie. I will have to see why I can't post on there. I never had a problem before.

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  5. This sounds very good...and if it will make me look like Brooke Shield, I'll drink tons of it. LOL

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    1. Hey Bj

      Everyone was eating the cabbage soup to take off weight when I was in my 40's. I like cabbage but I sure didn't want to eat it everyday. The carrot soup was my diet soup and following my own diet I lost a lot of weight eating it.

      You can see my photo on the blog and I didn't end up looking like Brook Shields! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  6. I'm not a big cabbage fan, but this soup looks like something I could actually enjoy! Thank you for sharing it with us at Brag About It. Pinning and tweeting :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the pin and Tweet!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  7. Your Vegetable Soup looks awesome! Hope you have a very special Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Yummy! Thank you for sharing on SYC. Jo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  9. Yum! Would never have thought to make soup with a carrot base. I'll have to give it a try. Also thanks for the tip about organic carrots. Will buy them next time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann. I really love this soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  10. I'll share this recipe with the head chef - he loves to make soup.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  11. What a lovely connection your soup generated! It sounds delish. A must try here....as soon as Summer is over...lol! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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