Monday, November 29, 2010

Make Soup . . . For Meatless Monday

Last week was a busy week followed by an even busier weekend. I wanted to make something quick and easy and hearty for supper, without another trip to the grocery store. I scrounged around in the cupboard and came up with the following. I'm calling it:
Crazy Day Soup
64 oz. vegetable broth
1 - 16 oz. package frozen cauliflower
Orzo (I used what I had left in the bag)
1 can Italian diced tomatoes, including juice
1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Pinch black pepper (or more, depends on your preference)
Shredded cheddar cheese to pass
Add broth to soup pot. Bring to boil. Add cauliflower and reduce heat to simmer. When cauliflower is cooked, add tomatoes, red and black beans and spices. Let simmer together for 10 minutes. Add orzo and simmer until orzo is cooked but not mushy. Serve with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and a side of crusty bread.

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