Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thawin' all Yous out!

Whether you're stuck in snow on the east coast, freezing in the midwest or dodging the rain out west, this soup is for you! I call it an all-area code soup. The nutritional benefits will have you feeling fantastic and its spiciness will help warm up even the coldest bodies!

Besides the fact that it's freezing, snowing and dark out, this soup frickin' rocks. It's simple, spicy and so healthy.

Spicy Collard Vegetable Soup
2 carrots - chopped
3 celery stalks - chopped and diced
3/4 bunch collard greens - any kind will do
1 package baby 'bellas
1 can white beans
1 bunch whole wheat pasta- broken into smaller pieces - optional
2 scallions - thinly sliced
5-6 cups vegetable broth or water - I used a lil' of both
1 teaspoon oregano and thyme
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
3 whole red chili peppers crushed - about 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed will do, too.
salt n' pepper

Gently saute the celery and carrots. Add the beans and the 'bellas. When the 'bellas start to turn to a darker color, add the water, collards, broken pasta, scallions and seasonings. Let simmer until the pasta is cooked.

Serve with some crusty bread or rolls. If you're really down because your car is stuck in the snow or just really sick of winter, pour yourself a glass of wine. Remember-- it's only temporary!


  1. The cherry trees are in bloom out here in Victoria, BC, but I'm still in winter soup mode and this one fits the bill. Thanks!

  2. Cherry trees are so beautiful! I love them. Enjoy the soup and your warmer weather!