Buckle up because February is supposed to be the wettest and coldest month of the year! All the more reason to have all your warm go-to comforts ready... for me that means soup, slippers, clean coco under cozy blankets, and lots of candles and firelight! You will have to dig up your own slippers, but I have you covered on a great soup recipe... it hot, nourishing and surprising light, even though it has a comfort-food feel. Best of all it is quick and easy to throw together.
Below is the recipe I used, but you are free to add or change any ingredients to fit your needs. For example, I used chicken pot stickers, but if you are vegetarian you can certainly swap those out for veggie ones. A great way to make sure to get your veggies in the winter is to buy them frozen so you always have them on hand...they work great in this recipe, but you are welcome to chop up your own as well. Also, as you can tell, I clearly do a lot of my shopping at Trader Joes, but any brand will work fine for this recipe...just make sure to read your labels and avoid products with unclean ingredients, like extra chemicals or sugar.
- 1 Package pot stickers of your choice (I used chicken ones from Trader Joes)
- 1 Package of won tons (I used the chicken cilantro ones from Trader Joes)
- 1 Package frozen mix blend veggies (I used the organic 4 blend package from ... you guessed it...Trader Joes!)
- Two 32 0z cartons of Chicken Stock
- 1 bunch fresh green onions, chopped
- 1 TB Sesame Oil
- 1 TB Olive oil
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- In a large stock pot saute your crushed garlic in the olive oil and sesame oil, stirring it until it starts to turn golden in color.
- Chop up your green onions, add to the pot and give a quick stir to combine with the garlic.
- Add all your broth, put the lid on the pot and bring to a boil.
- Once it boils, reduce to medium heat and add the salt & pepper, pot stickers, won tons and package of veggies.
- Let it cook on medium until the pot stickers float (about 5 min)
- *note: if you leave it too long the pot stickers will start to fall apart.
- Serve up into bowls and enjoy!
- Optional to top with some extra chopped green onions, and serve with crusty wheat bread.
- Time to Eat up... NOM NOM!
Your cold, rainy February is now off to a warm and cozy start!
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