It never fails. With the winter snow, cold, wind, comes my tired legs and sore hamstrings. Will I back off? No. Will I try something new? Oh yeah. Ever heard of KT Tape? If so, I’d love to hear your experience. If not, I’ll tell you mine when the order arrives. In the meantime, from Amby Burfoot…
As runners, we all go through many transitions – transitions that closely mimic the larger changes we experience in a lifetime. First, we try to run faster. Then we try to run harder. Then we learn to accept ourselves and our limitations, and at last, we can appreciate the true joy and meaning of running.
This has to be one of the easiest soups you’ll ever make. This soup will be one of your favorites as well.
*If you’re not a vegetarian, try adding some cooked ground turkey, keeping it lower in fat and healthy.
The recipe went like this: onions, carrots, celery, pumpkin, potatoes, zucchini, garlic, peas, a can of drained cannellini beans, some canned tomatoes in vegetable stock and cook until everything is tender. Season well and serve with a dollop of good quality pesto.
For more detail, my recipe goes like this:
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 cup baby carrots, chopped (chop after measuring out one cup)
- 1 bunch celery, chopped (about 6 stalks)
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 small zucchini – washed and cut into 1/4″ rounds
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 15 oz can of sweet baby peas – drained and rinsed
- 15 oz can cannellini beans – drained and rinsed
- 24 oz can diced tomatoes – do not drain.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 TBS fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 tsp ground sage
- 1/4 cup chopped flat leave parsley
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 jar Sun Dried Tomato pesto (found at the grocery store, most likely where you find the canned tomatoes and pasta)
Bring everything to a boil. Reduce to low, cover and allow to cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until the sweet potato chunks are tender.
To serve, ladle into bowls and top with a spoonful of pesto.
Prepare to ENJOY!
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