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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Vegetables

Fall Vegetables
Fall vegetables taste great and offer significant nutritional value.  These vegetables are often good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.  Below is a great recipe that tastes good and is easy to make.  Enjoy those fall vegetables.
Rustic Fall Soup
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium winter squash, peeled and diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/2 cup orzo
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1.       In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat the butter or oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until fragrant and translucent. Add the garlic and saute until golden brown.  
2.       Add the winter squash, zucchini, sweet potato, orzo, canned tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, and broth. Simmer until the vegetables are soft and cooked through, about 30 minutes.
3.       Season the soup with salt, and black pepper, to taste. Serve with sliced crusty bread.

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