Baby it’s cold outside…

Yesterday Jenny and I went on a 15 mile bike ride on the Loveland trail, it was 65 glorious degrees and a perfect day for a ride! I snapped a pic riding under my favorite bridge.

 

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Today it was cold, rainy and while the yoga class with Jessica this morning had me feeling great after running some errands it seemed like making a big pot of soup was the right thing to do. I wanted to make something healthy to take for lunch this week, so here is what I came up with…

kale+white bean+carrot+leek +shitake soup

2 tbs olive oil

3 large carrots chopped

2 leeks cleaned and chopped

1 small sweet onion chopped

1 bunch kale leaves pulled off stem and torn into small pieces

1/2 pound shitake mushrooms (no stems) sliced ( or your favorite mushrooms)

2 cups  diced or crushed  tomatoes ( I love pomi brand)

2 cans of white cannellini beans drained

2 garlic cloves crushed

5-cups of water

1 tsp fresh ground pepper

1tbs salt

1tsp thyme

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp basil

 

In large stock pock heat oil, add carrots, onions, garlic, leeks let cook for 5 minuets add mushrooms, and kale continue to cook for another 5-7 minuets add herbs, salt, pepper, tomatoes, white beans let simmer on low heat for one hour. Adjust seasonings to taste. Easy, easy, easy.  It turned out delicious and I had a bowl for dinner with a piece of pita. You could also add chicken, shrimp or tofu for added protein if you choose.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Josh says:

    That sounds delish Lori! Any idea what the calories/serving size would be? Trying to keep track… 🙂

    • dogl2324 says:

      Hi Josh!

      About 225 for a two cup serving! A friend of mine in Toronto made it and said it saw awesome, so that made me feel better about it. 🙂 Let me know if you like it! xo

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