Dean is in Ottawa (with his students at a basketball tournament) and has been there since Sunday. I know it’s not that long but we are one of those gross couples that really miss each other after about 3.4 minutes of being apart (after six years, I call that true love 😉 ). We have been facetiming and I wondered to myself how the heck someone invented looking at people through a phone. I know we don’t find it amazing anymore because of all of the crazy technology that’s out there but if you sit back and think about it, it’s pretty amazing!
Now I know most of you (with the exception of Rachelle and Julia) didn’t come here to look at Dean’s face so let’s talk about food instead! Yesterday The Fitnessista posted a challenge for this month on Facebook:
Green sour patch kids and peanut m&m’s don’t count. Dang it!
Since I have a hard time eating my greens (unless they’re “hiding” in smoothies and such), I thought I would take on this challenge! I found a recipe on Lisa’s blog last week that I have been wanting to try and had all of the ingredients on hand so I got to work! I kept it pretty much the same but didn’t measure anything.
It took less than a half hour to chop, sauté, simmer, and blend. I love easy recipes.
Lisa’s Broccoli Soup
- 6 cups broccoli (stems and florets) **I just used an entire bunch**
- ~2 cups low sodium broth
- 1-2 cups water (depends on how thin you want the soup) **I omitted this**
- 1/2 cup chopped onions ~1 small onoin
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced **I only used one**
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium sauce pan/pot add olive oil and onions, sauté on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and lightly browned. Add the garlic and celery, sauté for a few minutes longer.
- Add broccoli and broth, stir with a spoon. Cover and let it cook for about 8-minutes or until it boils. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 more minutes.
- Remove the sauce pan/pot from the stove to purée. You can use an immersion blender or split the soup into smaller batches and use a regular blender.
I garnished mine with some daiya vegan cheese and it was perfect! I also packed some for lunch tomorrow. Yes, it’s that good!
Do you like broccoli?
What is your favourite green fruit/vegetable?