Soup It Up

When the winter evenings turn up the chills, cook up a hot soup and enjoy the pleasant moods of the season

Hearty Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast – 300gms, cooked and chopped
  • Chicken broth – 4 cans
  • Vegetable broth – 1 can
  • Egg noodles – 1 ½ cups
  • Celery – ½ cup, chopped
  • Carrots – 1 cup, sliced Butter – 1tbsp
  • Onion – ½ cup, chopped
  • Dried basil – ½ tsp
  • Dried oregano – ½ tsp
  • Salt & pepper – to taste

Method:

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat and fry onions and celery until just tender, 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the chicken and vegetable broths and stir in the chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring it all to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

 

Easy Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil or any other cooking oil – 1tbspSoup It Up
  • Onion – ½, chopped
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, minced
  • Celery – 2 ribs, chopped
  • Carrots – 2, sliced
  • Mixed vegetables – 2 cups, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garlic powder – 1/2tsp
  • Thyme – 1tsp
  • Oregano – 1tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Water – 8 cups with 2 cubes of vegetable bouillon (or 8 cups vegetable broth)
  • Tomatoes – 1¼ -ounce can

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large pot and add the chopped onion, minced garlic, carrots, and the celery. Stir for 3 – 4 minutes until onions turn soft. Add the rest of the vegetables and heat for just another minute or two.
  2. Add salt, garlic powder, thyme, and oregano, making sure to coat the vegetables well.
  3. Add bay leaf, water or vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stir and allow your vegetable soup to simmer until all the vegetables are cooked.
  5. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  6. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Serving suggestion: Dip croutons or crackers just before serving or place them alongside to dip and eat.

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