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Friday, January 1, 2016

New Years Minestrone Soup with Black eyed peas and spinach

It is said to be good luck on New Years Day so here is a good hearty soup to not only nourish your body but bring you perhaps some luck for the New Year.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots,  sliced
  • 1 celery stick,  sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 5 cups no/low-sodium vegetable broth
  •  1- 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1- 15 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 15 oz can black eyed peas
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free macaroni noodles
  • fresh parsley and parmesan cheese
Heat a large pot over medium with the oil. Once hot, add in the onion, celery and carrots and cook for 5-7 minutes.  Add in the garlic and stir for about 30 seconds then stir in the basil and oregano.
Slowly pour in the broth and tomatoes. Stir in about 1/2  teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes. .

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