Everyone who knows me, knows I LOVE SOUP! It’s basically all I eat, any style soup. It’s easy, effortless to eat (because I am a bit of a lazy eater) and some what guilt free.
I’ve decided to share a few soup recipes with you all – because this weather has had such a shock on my body, that I feel its safer to just keep my insides warm whether it is cold outside or not. Plus who doesn’t just love some yummy comfort food, that you can sit and forget.
The good thing about this recipe is its lowfat, packed with veggies, and easy to make. I repeat, it’s easy to make. Easy! To! Make! My friends talk about when I say something is easy, because apparently my definition of easy is more equivalent to their intermediate. However, I mean it when I say it – my son could make this soup.
With yummy store bought Buitoni Herb Chicken Tortellini pasta and pre-cut carrots, how can you pass up such a minimal recipe? hmmm And before you talk about me using pre-cut carrots, I have been extremely tired, busy, and just over “it” the last few months. Plus I love the texture and the look of the crinkle cut carrot chips verses regular sliced carrots.
But anyway, I don’t know what exactly has been draining me – but my enthusiasm to cook and work has been at its all time low. Hence, the reason I haven’t really been posting recipes either. That’s going to change y’all! I feel as if a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I’m excited about all the new recipes, blog posts, and cooking videos I will be share with you all. I have a new type of focus – I’m still working on my physical energy, however mentally I’m ready.
Creamy Tortellini Soup
– 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
– 1/2 C Yellow Onion, diced
– 2 C Carrots, thinly sliced (I used fresh crinkle cut carrots chips)
– 2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
– 4 C Chicken Broth, Veggie Broth, or Water
– 1 lb. Buitoni Herb Chicken Tortellini
– 2 C Coconut Milk or Heavy Cream
– 1 C Fresh Spinach
– 1 Tbsp. Thyme, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
– 2 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
– 1 tsp, Red Pepper Flakes, optional
salt & pepper, to taste
In a heavy bottom pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Sauté onions, carrots, and garlic until onions become translucent and garlic is fragrant. Season with salt and pepper (and herbs if using dried)
Next, add broth or water bring to a boil. Add pasta and simmer for 5-8 mins, or until carrots and pasta are tender.
Next, add cream, bring to a simmer. Then add spinach, fresh herbs, and red pepper flakes.
Simmer for an additional 8-10 mins.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately while hot.
*Notes: You can use any pasta you would like for this soups. You can also add chicken or shrimp*
I hope this motivates y’all. If you’re feeling drained or just over “it” I here to tell you fight through it. Get rid of whats draining you, and/or weighing you down. Whether its a person, activities or things that are taking up your time, a burden that you have been bearing for a while. Whatever that thing is – let it go! I promise you will feel a shift and begin to get rejuvenated again. You have to take care of yourself first – always.