Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Soup

Holiday time is approaching, starting with the favorite of many, Halloween.  That ghostly time of year when we decorate with Jack-O-Lanterns, carved from pumpkins or made of various other reusable materials and other spooky things.  There are costumes in which to dress up as our favorite hero or heroine or just something kooky.  Of course, there are those yummy sugar laden treats we have become    
accustomed to for this holiday.

Before sending the little tykes (and bigger tykes as well),  out on their candy collecting adventures, boost their immune systems with a hearty bowl of vegetable soup.  There are many recipes for soups, but lots of chunky veggies cooked with fresh and/or dried herbs for additional flavor and nutrition, will give them a healthy start for the evening.

Its easy to put together a quick pot of soup with some leftovers from the vegetable bin.  Start with a base of sautéed onion and garlic in coconut/olive or your favorite cooking oil, then add any variety of chopped vegetables, such as carrots, celery, potatoes, cabbage and squash.  Add enough water to make the soup the consistency you desire. Fresh or dried herbs added at the end of the cooking time, add extra nutrients.  Fresh chopped parsley, basil or oregano will be quite tasty in your soup.  There are also dried vegetable seasonings on the market which can give added flavor.  With all of these wonderful veggies and herbs you will give your family an extra nutritional boost for Halloween night, as well as the satisfaction of creating a quick nutritious meal for those you love.

Here's to a Happy Hallow's Eve !!!

The Nuts at Black Walnut T's

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