Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a pretty good life. I work, I lunch, I blog, I drink wine, I have my own business, I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. Speaking of Weight Watchers, I recently was hired as a receptionist. This means that 2 days a week, I am working at a meeting. This has me thinking about my weight. For a year now, ever since my trip to Italy last June, I have been slowly gaining a few pounds. I have decided to lose those few pounds and get back to my weight, pre-Italy 2010.
Delicious Vegetable Soup
I have been indulging a bit too much lately. My portion sizes have been creeping up, and some weekends the wine consumption has been a little too 'Briget Jonesish'! One of the ways that I get myself back on the straight and narrow, is to visit my local produce store, and fill up my crisper with a variety of fruits and vegetables. If I eat too many raw vegetables I get a stomach ache, so I decided to make a nice pot of vegetable soup. There really is no recipe. Just start by sweating some onions, garlic, and carrots in a pot. Add some no fat vegetable stock, and add veggies you like. I always add some cabbage and zucchini, as well as some fragrant dried herbs, such as basil or oregano. Simmer the soup until the veggies are tender, and presto...hearty, tasty, good for you, soup!
I still remember eating a pureed vegetable soup at a friends house when I was about 16. It had a tomato base, and had the nicest, semi smooth texture. Do you have a vegetable soup memory? Leave me a comment, and a link to the recipe. Maybe we will start a vegetable soup trend!