Homemade Begetable Soup

Another fridge filled with veggies about to outlive their usefulness. They’ve been hanging around for a little over a week and if they weren’t cooked pronto they were going in the trash and we all know how I feel about wastefulness (me no likey). So’s I made myself a soup. Yay!


2 heads of broccoli, chopped

3 small sweet onions, chopped

1 container of cherry tomatoes, halved

2 red bell peppers, chopped

1/2 zucchini, chopped

1 c cooked brown rice

32 oz vegetable broth

32 oz water

1 tsp chipotle chili powder

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp crushed red peppers

What to do with it all

Throw it in pot. Boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour or so.


Comments on the dish from the food critics in my life

I am turning into a regular pro at using up the rest o my veggies and turning it into something fantastic and oh so tasty. If’n you aren’t so much in to hot food, you can spice to your own taste. It’s not super hot but it’ll leave your tongue tingley.

My7DayDiet: Day 2

Re-capping yesterday: Fruit day was an interesting day. I was fairly certain that I was going to starve to death. Yesterday morning I ate my cantaloupe breakfast as suggested. Then dug straight into my berry snack. By 10:15 my stomach still had that “Hellooo? Remember about me?!” feeling. So I dug into my fruit salad lunch. I slowly ate it over the course of an hour and happily noticed sometime thereafter, I wasn’t thinking about shoving anything in my face. Then berries for the drive home, some fruitilous snacking as I prepared for Day 2, then fruit in bed. Voila! Challenge Fruit Day was conquered.

What to do better? Remember I can eat as much as I want so only a cup of cantaloupe for breakfast was a serious faux pas on my part!

Today is Day 2: Vegetable Day

Of the vegetable days I get, this one is “Yes” for potato with encouragement to do it early for energy since fruits are quickly digested and ma body needs it to get through the day. I was never more excited for my baked sweet potato which was dutifully scarfed the second I got to work.

Snacks for the day are raw red bell peppers and carrots. Lunch is a kale and spinach salad with zucchini, corn, carrots, and more red peppers with a drizzle of my homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. If that doesn’t go well (I’ve never had kale before, it’s on a recommendation)…I made my favorite vegetable medley last night: broccoli, zucchini, spaghetti squash, onion, red peppers all cooked in a little olive oil.

I love vegetable day.