Mom my has always been the master chef of the family. She knows what she’s doing in the kitchen and she’s good at it! One of her many specialities is any kind of soup! When I lived at home, it seemed like every Sunday in the winter she was coming up with a new kind or making an old classic.
Inspired by her creativity, I gave it a shot last week and I made my own version of lentil soup, which was good, but it needed some work. This week, I stuck more closely to an old recipe from my Great Aunt Claire that I’ve always loved.
Prep: 10-15 mins. Cooking time: 30-40 mins
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium yellow onion
2 celery sticks
Bouillon (amount depends on you. I used reduced sodium Better Than Bouillon and added 3 tablespoons for my 9.5 cups of water)
1/2 – 1 lb ground turkey (or sausage)
Cajun seasoning to taste
10 chopped baby carrots
2 chopped tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans (15.5 ounces)
6 chopped fingerlings
2 chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons light cream* (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Start by chopping up the garlic, onion and celery and put it into a pot with olive oil already warmed to medium. In a separate pan, I cooked the ground turkey until there was just a little pink then I added it to the pot with the other ingredients and added cajun seasoning (I love that stuff). I let the ingredients cook just until they were about to brown on a medium temperature then I added 9.5 cups of water and the bouillon. I turned the temp to high, added the carrots and fingerlings and put the top on. Once the pot came to a boil (about 5 – 7 minutes), I turned the temp to medium and I let it cook 12 more minutes. Lastly, I added the tomatoes, beans, leftover alfredo sauce and some salt and pepper and I turned the temp to low for 5 more minutes.
If you can’t already tell, I am not a cook! I am just attempting/learning to make healthy food, but if I can make this delicious soup, ANYONE can. My recipe makes tons of soup .. too much for one person. Once everything is cool, I will make about eight different containers, putting half in the freezer for another time.
I hope all is well with you! More to come soon, I promise!