Sunday, October 12, 2014

"My Pantry Project" Odds n' Ends Soup

I was not going to post this My Pantry Project recipe because it is similar to other soups I have blogged about in the past. But, when I put a picture up on a couple of social media sites I got a few requests for the recipe so I figured, why not.

This was created out of the various bits of vegetables left from a weeks worth of cooking. I really hate throwing anything away plus, it was cold and rainy yesterday so soup sounded good.

This used up all my left over veggies, a couple of cans of beans and the rest of my home made vegetable stock. Time to go shopping!

Odds n' Ends Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 white onion, minced
1/4 yellow pepper, chopped
1/4 red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch curly kale
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 cans white beans, rinsed and drained (I used Great Northern)
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning herbs
2 tsp dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot add the olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Add the carrot and saute until starting to get soft. Season with salt and pepper.  Add the onion and peppers and continue to cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add salt and pepper.  Add the garlic, kale and thyme leaves and saute until the kale wilts and becomes bright green.  Add all but 1/2 cup of the beans. Cover with 3 1/2 cups of stock.  Add the Italian herbs and parsley. Re season with salt and pepper.  Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.

While the soup is simmering puree the rest of the beans and remaining 1/2 cup of stock until very smooth.  Add to the soup and continue to cook about another 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

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