It’s been a slow start to the New Year for Mind over Marmalade, and we’re sorry for that! We’ve been so caught up in focusing on healthy eating, that our meals have sadly become fish and vegetables. Who wants to see 12 pictures a week of fish and vegetables? Technically, this post is fish and vegetables, but at least it’s a little more creative than roasting it all on the same pan!
It’s Sunday night. I’ve got all the time in the world, but no great desire to cook something that requires: Time Effort A ton of dishes… which brought me to this soup. Easy, quick, and all you’ll use for dishes are knives, cutting board, one pot, and a spoon. Hallelujah!
So when it’s cold outside I crave warm foods. This can be a struggle for lunches at work, but soups are the perfect solution. Easily reheated in minutes and just as good the second time around. I’m a sucker for toppings. They make everything and anything better. In this case, tortilla soup gives you plenty of options. I like adding tortilla chips to my bowl of soup and letting them sit and absorb the soup so they become soft. Then top with avacadoe chunks, sour cream, and a sprinkle of cilantro. I became hooked on tortilla soup on Vancouver. There is a lunch spot on Homer St. that serves the best tortilla soup and enchiladas. All you Italians must know that August is the month of tomatoes. I’m not Italian, but my dad is proud of our massive vegetable garden and we had no shortage of tomatoes. This recipe is best with ripe Roma tomatoes straight from the garden, but the grocery store ones will do, just make sure they are Roma! Ingredients: 1 tbsp …
The first time I made this stew was in third year University when I lived with 5 other girls. I knew it was good when the pork was mysteriously vanishing from the fridge before I finished my leftovers! This is a super healthy and protein packed fall favorite that can be eaten on its own (hello carb free!) or over top of a grain. I like to mix it with quinoa for the extra protein punch, but you can go with anything else – mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.
Gone are the days when I could mumble something about not feeling well and, with a snap of my fingers, my mom shows up with her delicious chicken noodle soup as the cure. Nope, now it’s city living where if you’re sick, you can either call your mom and hope she makes the 2 hour drive just for soup, go to the closest grocery store and pick out a can, or invest 45 minutes and create days’ worth of your very own sickness curing soup.