4 Healthy Body And Soul Warming Recipes For Cold Winter Days (We Love #1!)

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1. Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

Ingredients:  

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium organic sweet onion, finely minced
  • 2 large organic garlic cloves, chopped to bits
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold or white potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 large organic carrots sliced and diced
  • 2 stalks organic celery sliced and diced
  • 1-2 cups chopped fresh kale or baby spinach
  • 2 boxes of organic low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 hefty splash of white wine
  • 1 can of white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste (optional)

Instructions:

Sauté the finely minced onion in the olive oil for about five minutes (or until onion is soft and translucent).

Add the fresh minced garlic and briefly sauté it with the onion.

Carefully add two boxes of organic low or no sodium chicken broth, along with the chopped celery and carrots. Bring your soup to a boil.

Once your soup is boiling, add the potato cubes and kale.

Season your soup with the black pepper, garlic powder, onion power, red pepper flakes and fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Pour in a hefty splash of dry white wine.

Reduce the heat, but continue to simmer your soup for an additional 30 minutes (or until the potato is soft).

Alternately, you can place everything in your crockpot and cook on low for eight hours or on high for six hours.

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