winter veggie soup

Winter Veggie Soup

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 Who doesn’t love a heart bowl of soup on a bone-chilling day?  Try this easy but delicious winter veggie soup.

If you have the base ingredients of some broth and red lentils on hand, it’s a snap.  Fill in with fresh veggies you have around.

If you are keeping fat low, saute your onions and garlic in some of the broth.  No problem!

We grow butternut squash in the garden and they store great in Johny’s shop which is usually around 45 F.

I stock up on tomatoes in glass jars (they leach the metals when they are in a cheap can).  Johny LOVES big whole tomato pieces in his soup!

Enjoy!

💜 Tracy
America’s Integrative and Virtual Nutritionist
Your plant-based expert, helping YOU restore YOUR health!

Winter Veggie Soup Ingredients:

3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 leeks (whites only), chopped
1 sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 carrots, peeled, sliced
1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
8 cups vegetable stock – here’s my DIY recipe
2, 14 oz glass jars of diced tomatoes (Jovial is one brand)
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
juice of 1/2 lemon

 

Directions:

1. In a large soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat.
2. When hot, add the leeks, garlic, and onion. Cook until onion is translucent (~5 mins).
3. Add the carrots and squash and cook for another 5 mins.
4. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
5. Add the tomatoes, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. Simmer on low eat until the veggies are tender (~30 mins).
6. Add lemon juice if you wish. Serve and enjoy!

 

RECIPE FROM Three Beans on a String

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

Tracy helps people with chronic & mystery illness restore their health