Sunday, October 5, 2008

Harvest Pantry Soup

This is my new site, well, actually it's an old site revamped, now titled Judy's Garden and Recipes. Since much of my creating in the kitchen is due to the inspiration of my garden, I thought to combine. So this will be a double post with my main blog, Judy's Notebook to get it going and hopefully I will have enough to say to keep it alive. 

My recipe tonight is Harvest Pantry Soup. In my garden I have zucchini, carrots, green beans, and tomatoes available for this soup. In the pantry I have canned beans, Orzo pasta, and chicken stock. 

This is an easy side dish to dinner or a quick main dish for lunch. I saute (all finely chopped) half an onion, two stalks of celery, and carrots in olive oil for a few minutes. Add to that dried oregano and basil, some cumin and ground coliander, and a bit of cayenne. And fresh garlic, minced. 

Cook for a bit. To that add a can of beans and 8 oz of chicken stock. Get to full burble and add a small amount of the pasta called Orzo. 

To this add chopped vegetables like green beans and zucchini, and simmer for awhile. 

When ready to serve, spoon into a bowl and add chopped tomatoes and shredded cheese. Stir. Top with tortilla chips. And enjoy a healthy yummy harvest soup!

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