|basic vegetable broth|
I started the soup with a basic vegetable stock, added two cups of broth saved from making baked onions and the broth saved from a can of chick peas.
I cooked up a large pot of beans using some in the soup and the rest have been divided into 1 cup portions for the freezer.
The recipe came from one of my favourite cookbooks "Nourishing Meals - Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family" by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.
The recipe is called Lentil Minestrone, however I made a few changes with what I had on hand.
Instead of lentils I added beans I had cooked up. Instead of noodles, I added a cup of blend of sprouted rice/quinoa. Also added a couple cups of chopped cabbage.
|big batch of cooked beans|
|Vegetarian Minestrone soup - yum !|
One of my 2014 challenge this year was also get even more organized.
I started with the pantry - done !
Today also cleaned out my baking/spice cupboard and organized all my spices - now done !
So far, the lo/no spend challenge is going well and am keeping up with the 52 Week Money Challenge.
Added to the list is the 25 thing challenge. Each week I try to get rid of 25 things that we no longer have use for..... done !