Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fresh Bountiful Basket Produce Makes Wonder Soup!

Almost every week on Monday I place an order with the Bountiful Basket Co Op for amazing produce...I say almost because 1 week a month (yikes 2 in August), he has to work so that Saturday afternoon we always hit the farmers market in Dallas. If you have never experienced Bountiful Basket Co Op check and see if it is offered in your area. We get top rate produce for a remarkable price. Anyways on with my story.... This is what I create for us to eat on this week based on my BB Basket 2 Saturdays ago (yes it is still fresh...AMAZING!) and a few items from the Farmer's Market this past weekend.
Cabbage soup
1 head of cabbage chopped
1 half head of Napa Cabbage chopped
8 nice size roma tomatoes chopped
1 white or yellow onion chopped
6 carrots chopped into bite size disc
2 carrots to be finally chopped
1 hatch or bell pepper chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped (want more heat add 2)
1 head of garlic minced
½ head of cauliflower flowers chopped
Sea salt to taste
2 teaspoons pepper

Put all the above into a large of water except for the 2 carrots and ¼ of the cabbage head.
Bring to a boil and turn down to medium.
Last... chop the 2 carrots along with the ¼ head of lettuce.( I use my Ninja on pulse to do this.)
Add the finely chopped carrots and cabbage to the boil and continue to cook.  The soup is done when the cauliflower is soft. It usually takes about a hour to hour and half on medium heat. Make sure the water doesn't go down.

This makes a HUGE pot of soup that we eat on all week long. If you eat quinoa, cook some in water or veggie stock and add to a bowl topping with the soup. This makes a wonderful and healthy  meal all year long.

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