Yesterday at the office my assistant and I got into a discussion about soups. A recent undergrad graduate, she is working part-time in my office before launching into her next phase of life. Our conversations cover a large territory, and often have me feeling like the mom I am.
"Canned soup -- it puzzles me how it can just sit on a shelf like that.....I mean it has chicken in it! I just have to make my own, and am trying to figure that out!" A comment she offered in her tale of giving up eating out for Lent (she observes for the challenge of it, not for religious reasons).
Immediately I rattled off three of my go-to soups here at home. Quick, simple, healthy, and easy on the planet as well as your wallet. Here they are:
Split Pea Soup
- saute diced onion and garlic in olive oil
- add bag of dried yellow split peas
- add container of broth (chicken or vegetarian)
- add 2cups water
- toss in a bay leaf
- bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour
Black Bean Soup
- 1 large can black beans
- 1 jar salsa
- 1 container chicken broth
- toss any any cut up veggies such as onion or peppers as well as chunks of chicken, pork or turkey
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes
- Check out a prior post for the details -- does require a slow cooker and immersion blender. Easiest of the three, and so tasty!
Those are my top three go-to soups, what are yours? Please leave a comment and share, I am always looking for new recipes!