Monday, October 1, 2007

Spoon Love...Best Shot Monday, Veggie Recipe, and Pink!

It's all about Spoons here today..And for the recipe for a delicious, spoon-licking good soup...(so easy you can have it on the table in 25 minutes):

Tortellini Tomato Spinach Soup (adapted from Kathleen Daelemans)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onions (about 1 small onion)
1 garlic clove, minced
4-6 cups vegetable broth
1 (14 ounce) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 (9 ounce) package fresh tortellini or dried tortellini
kosher salt
cracked black pepper
10 ounces fresh spinach or frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

In a soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Saute the onion and garlic, stirring often until onions are translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add broth and tomatoes, turn heat up to high, and bring to a boil.
Add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions.
When tortellini is almost done, add chickpeas, spinach, basil & oregano and taste, adjusting seasonings with salt, pepper.
Serve immediately.
Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of Parmesan.
This is one of those fabulous recipes for which I can have every single ingredient hidden away in the pantry, pull it out, and make it in literally a half hour. I keep the chopped onions frozen to make it even faster. If you don't have whole tomatoes, you can use the chopped canned ones, and I once used stewed tomatoes in a pinch. All good. Seasonings to your family's liking.

Happy World Vegetarian Day!Oh, and by the way -- I'm PINK for October! (see the badge on the right) It's a little much for me, but I'll get used to it...Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, by the way, in case you've been living under a rock for the last 5 years:-) Thanks to Rocks in My Dryer for her link.


Brittany said...

Oh yum- I think I might try that recipe...:)

Cute pics!

Sara said...

adorable pics!

Maya said...

Cute theme with spoons!

Christina said...

too cute, eahc of them with their spoons! that soup looks yummy, too

kim said...

yum! Looks like everyone is enjoying your soup! Thanks for the recipe.

natalie said...

I love soup!! I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Helena said...

Phyllis ~

What shayna punims! Oy, could you eat them up? (I think I just channeled my Bubbie. LOL!)

Soup looks Yum-O, might just have to make it with Shabbos dinner this week.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

cute pics and yummy recipe! thanks for sharing it and celebrating WVD w/ me. :)


The Egel Nest said...

Shayna punims indeed!

Very cute!

The Egel Nest

Cari said...

So cute! :)

melody is slurping life said...

Spoon could catch on. :) The photos are cute, and the soup sounds yummy.

Mandaroo said...

That recipe sounds yummy, and those photos are so cute! I'll have to try it soon! Thanks for posting it.