Vegetable Soup for what ails you….

So, what’s a locavore to do for someone with the flu?

Make them soup, of course!

While running around yesterday, I managed to get a vegetable soup going in the crock pot, so that when I got home in the evening, I’d be able to quickly provide some nourishing food for dinner.  My recipe?  Four onions, 4 carrots, one leek, 2 cloves of garlic, one turnip, a handful of potato (~12 oz) all chopped up and a wedge of concentrated chicken stock that we made a while back, some salt, pepper and thyme, a bay leaf and enough water to cover everything well.  Set the crockpot on high for 3-4 hours and done.

Simple but good.

 

Vegetable soup like this can be simple, or you can jazz it up with other items, like tomato, spices, meat, dumplings, etc.  We kept it simple so that it would not upset Theresa’s tummy.  🙂

For dessert: Granola with Peanut Butter and a little bit of chocolate.  A little added protein, since the meal was a little lacking in that category.

Dessert of champions.

Also, since Theresa has been a sick, we’ve been having more interesting breakfasts.  Today we had leftover vegetable soup for breakfast, and yesterday we had pumpkin on top of our normal oatmeal.

A yummy vitamin filled pile of roasted pumpkin on top of our oatmeal. Served with yogurt, maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

At this point, I think our meal plan is a little shot for the week, so, we’ll see what meal I come up with tonight for dinner.  Something comfort food oriented, for sure.

Wishing everyone good health!

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