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.
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)
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.