Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cozy dinner on a cold night

This is what cold nights were made for.  Soup (it's my secret for delicious, super cheap food that will last you days) and tea.  Perfect. 

Hearty Vegetable Soup

5 white round potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped (okay, I really have no idea what kind of potatoes, but they were really small and round like red potatoes but not red)
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1-2 Carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 small red bell peppers, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
one can of diced tomatoes
.75 liter of vegetable broth
salt and pepper
generous dash sweet paprika
generous dash spicy paprika
1-2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot.  Add potatoes and carrots.  Once potatoes and carrots start to brown, add bell pepper.  When bell pepper starts to get soft, add onion.  Cook for about 2 minutes then add garlic.  Cook garlic about 30 seconds or until fragrant.  Add can of tomatoes.  Stir.  Add vegetable broth, salt, pepper, paprikas and bay leaves whole.  Let simmer for an hour or so until vegetables (especially carrots and potatoes) are tender.  Remove bay leaves and serve.  Keep leftovers...have dinner for days!

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