We definitely had our share of children at the door last night. Some of the costumes were really cute, while others came dressed in only a t-shirt! Come on now, put a little effort into your costume kids. How was your Halloween night? Lots of kids? Cute costumes?
We had a few “Cool pumpkin” comments from our little trick-or-treaters. Glad they liked our art piece. See I knew I was excited to see it lit up. I also threw in a picture (after recipe) of our Halloween costume from a friends great Halloween party we went to on Saturday night. Pretty clever if I say so myself .
Another soup recipe is on for today. Like I said, these cooler days are warranting soups. That and they are so easy to make. I have never made a cabbage soup so was excited to try.
This is based off of one I found over on 101Cookbooks.com. It was delicious and extremely easy for a quick meal.
Rustic Cabbage & Chick Pea Soup
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large carrots, peeled & sliced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 potatoes, scrubbed & diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 7 cups water
- 1 cup cooked chick peas (or 1 can of chick peas or any bean of your liking)
- 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced into thin ribbons
- Pinch of sea salt, black pepper, chili flakes, sage – to taste
- Handful of basil (fresh or frozen)
- Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and potatoes. Season with a little salt, black pepper and chili flakes. Let cook until soften about 10 minutes. Add garlic halfway through.
- Pour in the water and chick peas. Add basil and a pinch of sage. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Add cabbage ribbons and salt if needed. Let simmer for a little while longer until cabbage softens.
- Ladle into bowls. You could sprinkle with parmesan cheese, but not needed. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information (approx based on 6 servings, 3 potatoes at 110 calories each): 168 calories, 8.7g fibre and 6g protein
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