Sunday, October 28, 2012

Garden Vegetable Soup

1 spray cooking spray
1 c. sliced carrots
1/2 c. diced onions
4 minced garlic cloves
6 c. beef, chicken, or vegetable broth
2 c. diced green cabbage
2 c. chopped spinach
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. diced zucchini

Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat.  Saute carrot, onion, and garlic o ver low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add broth, cabbage, spinach, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and salt; bring to boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 15 minuts. Stir in zucchini; cook 3-4 minutes more. Serve hot.

Blaine's Favorite Tortilla Soup


3 Roma tomatoes
2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
1 2"x2" cube of sharp cheddar cheese
1 small slice of jalapeno pepper
3 sprigs cilantro
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/3 large carrot
2 Tbsp. onion
1 tsp. chicken boullion
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 c. hot water
1/2 c. tortilla chips

Place all ingredients except chips in BlendTec or VitaMix blender.  Press Soups button.  Add tortilla chips.  Press the pulse button 3 times to blend chips.  

(May also add any combination of chips, corn, or beans.)