Monday, February 22, 2010
Vegetable Soup Heals All...Hopefully!
So Friday afternoon hit me with some sort of illness.  My glands are swollen and sore and I have been exhausted.  I have had a hard time sleeping at night, which is made worse by the fact that I am a horrible napper (I have never been good at it) and can't seem to get enough rest.  It was beautiful this weekend and I was stuck inside feeling like crap!  Luckily, I have an amazing husband that has taken great care of me!  He came to my rescue yesterday with an amazing vegetable soup that pretty much cleaned out my freezer and pantry.  He is a huge fan of a stocked pantry and I have to say we had a pretty good amount of stuff for him to work with.  He is a put whatever you can find in there kind of guy.  He says you can use whatever mix of vegetables you want to or have on hand.  So, with open windows and a nice warm soup in my mug, I am on the mend!  I am glad there is some leftover today since it is so gloomy and I think my littlest one, Max is getting it, oh and the illustrator too...

From the illustrator...

The Illustrator's Vegetable Soup

It was pretty basic, but well thought out thank you very much! Here's the gist of it...

5 medium potatoes squared
1 - 2lb bag of mixed veggies (corn, peas, carrots, green beans)
Two cans of garbanzo beans/chick peas
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

5 cloves of garlic, diced
6 inch sprig of rosemary, pulled off the stem and diced
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Two tablespoons of dehydrated onion (only because we're out of onion. I'd usually use a whole diced onion. )
1 teaspoon of chili pepper flakes

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes. 

Afterwards I added some chili paste to mine per the illustrator's suggestion.  Holy cow that cleared things out!  I know, hot! It cleared the head though!
 I had a lot of people ask me about the oatmeal ice cream recipe.  You can find it here.   

Some of you have also asked me about what the illustrator does...he is currently illustrating Stephen King and Peter Straub's graphic novel The Talisman for  Del Ray.  It is the first single comic that Del Ray has put out and is then being collected into trades.  I am so proud of him...can you tell?

Also, Go Dairy Free has updated it's 2010 products list.  These lists are helpful when you are looking to find out about foods that are safe for dairy contamination.  Here is where you can find them.

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