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Summer Vegetable Soup

 Summer Vegetable Soup

A hearty and healthy Summer Vegetable Soup

       A Healthy and Hearty Summer Vegetable Soup

When the world is upside down with quarantine and social distancing to stay well, try a familiar treat from your own kitchen. Here is an easy recipe for vegetable soup to provide home-style comfort.

Summer Vegetable Soup

Julia Ann
A healthy and hearty vegetable soup, get your 5-a-day vegetables in one bowl.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10
Calories 114 kcal

Equipment

  • Soup kettle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teas olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup celery diced
  • ½ cup carrots sliced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers diced
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 small red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini cut into ½ slices
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes and juice
  • 32 oz vegetable broth or low-fat chicken broth
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasonings
  • 1 teas ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • 1. Clean and cut all vegetables before starting to cook soup.
    2. Heat olive oil in a 6 quart soup kettle.
    3. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery; cook until soft and onion translucent.
    4. Add the remaining vegetables, broth, tomato paste and pasta.
    5. Add the seasonings and pepper.
    6. Stir to blend, cover and bring to a boil.
    7. Simmer for 30 or 45 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 275mgPotassium: 626mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1390IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword , vegetables
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Summer Vegetable Soup is healthy and hearty.  This soup is without meat. I use low-fat chicken broth; vegetable broth would be good to use too. Chopping up the vegetables is the most time-consuming; I like them close in size for even cooking.  When short of time, I will prepare the day ahead, cook for about 15 minutes, allow to cool and put in refrigerator until ready to heat. The next day, I put it in the crock pot and cook on low until all the vegetables are tender.

More broth or water can be added to make it a thinner soup.  It does make a large quantity and it freezes well.

When I make soup I will put the simmering soup in pint jars to refrigerate to use later.  The lids usually seal, but since not processed in a pressure canner, the soup should be kept refrigerated and used within 2 weeks.

A serving of Summer Vegetable Soup

 

I like to serve cornbread and a orange-pineapple jello salad with the soup for a light lunch with friends.

Enjoy a healthy and hearty Summer Vegetable Soup even in the winter time.

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Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Sausage, Crumb Topped

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Sausage, Crumb Topped

The recipe for Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping is an adaption of a recipe I found on the internet.  Thanks to The Cooking Coach of Amsterdam Private Tasting Tours for sharing her recipe of Roast Vegetable, Ham and Cheese Crumble.

This winter it seems I have been into one dish dinners and of comfort foods for the family.  This is a perfect fit recipe with ample  variety in choice of vegetables, meat or without meat, and cheese.  We all have our favorite fruit crisps or streusels for dessert.  This is a savory crumb topping to be used on other dishes such as chicken pot pie and green bean casserole.

Mixed vegetables to roast

Mixed vegetables to roast

I used the vegetables available in my refrigerator:  leeks, zucchini, yellow onion,  and crimini mushrooms.   Fresh sausage links were cut into bite sizes to dot over the top of the vegetables.

Vegetables, sausage with cheese sauce

Vegetables and sausage topped with cheese sauce.

The cheese sauce was a combination of  mild Colby jack cheese and Asiago Cheese.   The crumb topping was of flour, butter and Asiago cheese.

Before assembling, the sausage was cooked to remove extra fat, and the vegetables roasted at a high temperature to lightly brown and soften the vegetables.  While roasting the vegetables, the crumb topping was made of flour, butter and seasoned with dried thyme, salt and pepper.

Roast Vegetables, Cheese Crumb Topping

Baked Roasted Vegetables, Sausage, Cheese Sauce and Crumb Topping

Roasted Vegetables, Cheese & Crumb Topping

Julia Ann
Savory blend of roasted vegetables with sausage, cheese sauce with a crumb topping of flour and cheese to make a one-dish dinner, just add salad.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 3 -4

Ingredients
  

  • VEGETABLES
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks cleaned, halved and cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 2 zucchini cut into quarters length ways and cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • I /2 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 fresh sausage link cut into inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 6 ounces grated Colby cheese
  • 3 ounces grated Asiago cheese
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cover baking tray with aluminum foil, spread out vegetables and drizzle with the olive oil, mix to coat with the oil.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and partially tender.
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • Melt the butter in a heavy pan.
  • Add the flour, stir with a whisk, it will be thick.
  • Gradually add milk, whisking to smooth out the lumps.
  • Cook over low heat about 2 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon.
  • Add the cheeses to melt and stir occasionally.
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • Mix the flours.
  • Grate in the butter or cut with pastry cutter until resembles course cornmeal.
  • Stir in the cheese, thyme leaves black pepper and salt.
  • TO ASSEMBLE:
  • Pour the roasted vegetables into a shallow oven proof dish.
  • Spread the mushrooms and cooked sausage on top of vegetables.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping over all.
  • Add a sprinkling of cheese if desired.
  • Bake 400 F 20 25-minutes until browned and bubbling..

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Now it is your salad choice with the Roasted Vegetables, Sausage, Cheese Crumb.

 

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Peanut and Vegetable Linguine

 

More and more recipes are for meatless Monday and for vegetarian meals.  In the last few months vegetarian recipes are common at our mealtimes.  I have 3 vegetarian cookbooks that give me new ideas.  The food communities are an abundance source of recipes, menus and ideas.   Peanut and Vegetable Linguine was a new recipe to try for our meatless Monday.

The Peanut and Vegetable Linguine was our dinner this last Monday.  It turned out to be a winner.  I followed the recipe exactly. However, as many of you find, a new recipe is created because you do not have the right ingredients.  This recipe was changed from an oriental flair to a more Mediterranean cuisine.

Pasta is thought to be of Mediterranean cuisine as well as fresh vegetables and nuts.  This recipe uses whole grain linguine, a variety of vegetables sautéed in olive oil, topped off with black olives and roasted peanuts.  Peanuts are a good source of vitamin B biotin, copper, manganese and vitamin E as well as providing the heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.  As with all healthy diets, give consideration to the portion size and total calories.

Peanut and Vegetable Linquine

Peanut and Vegetable linguine

Peanut and Vegetable Linguine

Julia Ann
A recipe for a meatless Monday meal of healthy whole grain pasta, fresh vegetables and peanuts for a bit of Mediterranean cuisine.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Pasta, Vegetables &amp
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 7 ounces of whole grain linguine

Instructions
 

  • Prepare linguine to the package instructions and drain well.
  • Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Saute onion, garlic and ginger until softened.
  • Add the chopped vegetables, cook over medium heat 10 minutes.
  • Add the roasted peanuts.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the dressing, adding all the dressing ingredients, except herbs and olives.
  • Whisk together.
  • Add the pasta to the vegetables.
  • Pour the dressing, olives and herbs over pasta and vegetables.
  • Toss together blend flavors; heat through.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

The Peanut and Vegetable Linguine was adapted from "Peanut Noodles", The Cook's Encyclopedia of Vegetarian Cooking, Linda Fraser, 2001 p. 140.----- cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®  bring
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