One Family's Quest to Eat Local Ingredients

Recipe– Veggie and Bean Soup

In Recipes on May 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

 

Veggie and Bean Soup

Tonight was one of those busy days where you need a dump a bunch of ingredients into a crockpot, forget it, and everyone comes back to it when it’s their time to eat!  I was absolutely famished when I came home today.  I thought “uh vegetable soup, I don’t know if this will work for me!!!!”  Surprisingly it filled me up and the kids and husband liked it too!

In my deep freezer I put 1 lb packages of veggies when they came into season.  It’s now crunch time to eat all these goodies up before they next round comes into harvest. 1 package is equal to 1 lb.

Veggie and Bean Soup

  • 2-3 cups of chicken stock (more on how to make this local later–it’s so easy you’ll wonder why you never did it before)
  • 1 pkg. peas
  • 1 pkg. corn
  • 1 pkg. diced tomatoes
  • 1 pkg. green beans
  • 1 lb. organic kidney beans
  • 1 lb. organic black beans
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper

Literally dump it all into your large crock pot straight from the freezer and walk away.  Come back in 8 hours or more and eat!  You can also do the same on the stovetop if you are home.  Dump all the ingredients into a large stockpot and walk away for 45 minutes. 

HOW’D WE DO?

Well the chicken stock, and vegetables can all be obtained from local farmers and farmers markets.  The beans, salt and pepper all have to be obtained from the store until I find another source!

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