Friday, January 17, 2014

My First Creation

I got creative today during naptime and put together a soup recipe of my own.  I always modify other recipes to make it either healthier or more appealing to my family's taste.  I was slightly hesitant to try my own today but I had two pounds of ground turkey that had to be made and some other miscellaneous items to use up so why not throw it all together into a soup?  I have been wanting a new soup recipe is my creation! :)

Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup
2 lbs ground turkey
3 carrots thinly sliced
4 celery stalks chopped
1 medium onion chopped
2 handfuls kale
1 can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
6 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cook ground turkey in pot until fully cooked.
I sprinkled with adobo and garlic powder while it cooked (I always seem to find a way to incorporate the two...this step isn't necessary).
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.

SO simple! SO healthy! SO good!  

You could honestly add any other veggies you have.  I had mushrooms I realized after that I wish I added but oh well!  You can eat as is or top with parmesan cheese and a side of fresh bread!  If you do not want to make as much you can just split the recipe in half!  If you try it out let me know!  Hope you like my first original recipe! :)

~Erin Leigh