Thursday, January 15, 2009

January Recipe Favorites

January is cold for most people and everyone thinks of recipes to warm the body and soul. I particularly like a cup of tea and the flavors offered now a days are wide spread, like cinnamon, green tea, and peach, to name a few. I recently found this wonderful refreshing tea called "Grapefruit Tea" see the video with Martha Stewart showing how to make it exactly! mmnnnn good!!

But, tea is not the only favorite, how about a bowl of hot chili, or a steaming plate of pot roast or beef stew. And sitting by a fire later in the evening sipping on a hot cup of cocoa...yum yum....

When I heard of temps in my home town were 20' BELOW zero, I thanked God I was living on the west coast. My old bones would ache in that kind of cold. On days like those (and most other winter days) all I really want is a hot bowl of soup!! I love chicken noodle but there are many kinds that have loads of health benefits, and they are usually pretty inexpensive to make, and makes great leftovers.

Plus, once you have made a huge batch of soup, you can share it with friends or neighbors? I love the idea of a soup swap and here is my VIRTUAL soup swap!! If you have a favorite soup recipe, post it in the comments or leave me a link to it and I will be sure to post all the links here to share with everyone.

Here's a favorite soup - Vegetable Soup recipe from Char:
  • Saute finely chopped garlic, onions, celery and carrots in olive oil until wilty
  • Add organic vegetable stock (Swanson), some Maggi beef stock, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper, you can use Herbamare seasoning
  • Add can of diced tomatoes, frozen peas and corn, sliced carrots, celery and onion
  • chop up some cabbage and add that later
  • Bring to a boil and simmer.
  • You can add just about anything but this soup is just good!!

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