Pretty much the entire globe knows I was sick last week. Yeah, I'm a whiner. I know this. When I was able to eat again I felt the need to stuff myself silly with all things bread. When I had to perform contortionist moves in order to get my jeans on the other day, I knew I was not in a good place. I thought it might be good to make some vegetable soup - that's a good, hearty comfort food that helps combat the ickies and is really a much better option than cinnamon toast or a muffin.
I had a lot of what I needed already, so I just threw it together. First, I roasted the veggies for about 25 minutes at 375 degrees to bring out the flavor.
I used -
- 5 carrots - sliced
- 4 stalks of celery - diced
- tiny white potatoes
- edamame - shelled
- yellow pepper - diced
- 1/2 onion - diced
- fresh thyme
- plus the items listed below...
I added the roasted veggies to the crockpot and topped those with 2 cups of organic, low sodium vegetable broth along with 2+ cups of water and a few tablespoons of tomato paste. I also tossed in in chopped zucchini, chopped green cabbage and fresh parsley.
When it was done - it smelled fantastic - and tasted even better. It's been great for dinner or for an evening snack. I get loads of veggies - which I always need more of anyway without a lot of sodium. It makes me cough simmer down and makes my throat feel better.
I love my veggie soup!