Monday, September 13, 2010

EVEN THE SIMPLEST SOUP CAN BE FULFILLING

There is nothing more comforting and soothing than a bowl of pipping hot soup on a cold day or on any day when you feel that you need a boost or an extra hug...


I always keep chicken and veggie bouillon in my pantry, pre-chopped celery, sweet green peas and sweet corn kernels in my freezer, and of course there is always enough potatoes in our house to feed an army. So I can put this simple soup together in less than 1/2 an hour.


There is nothing that makes me feel more warm and cozy inside than a bowl of a good soup. Now all I need is my favorite blanky and a good movie. Come, join me!
MY SIMPLE SOUP (Feeds 4)

Ingredients:
4 cups water
4 chicken or veggie bouillon cubes (or follow the directions on the package for the amount of water)
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 medium potato, cubed
1 cup celery stalks, cubed
1/2 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
1/4 cup frozen sweet green peas
1 cup vermicelli pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt

Directions:
Put olive oil in a skillet on a medium heat, add vermicelli pasta, and stir constantly until pasta turns golden brown. Set aside.


Put water, bouillon cubes, celery, and onions in a pot. Bring to boil over medium heat and let boil for 5 minutes. Add cubed potatoes, wait until it boils again, and add vermicelli pasta and cubed chicken (optional). Let soup boil for 5 minutes then add sweet grean peas and sweet corn kernels. Wait untin it boils again, remove from the heat, and cover.
Before serving the soup, stir in parsley to give the soup fresh and bright taste.
                         



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