The Cool House: Food for a cold day

Friday, January 25, 2008

Food for a cold day

Is there anything better when the temperature is below freezing than homemade salsa soup*

A loaf of bread direct from the oven

And a hunk of Iberian cheese with red pepper?

Oh yes, it's that glass of Cabernet that adds the appropriate warmth to the lunch.

*Salsa Soup
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 chopped onion
* 2 chopped carrots
* 2 chopped sticks celery
* 1 tablespoon minced garlic
* 1 teaspoon salt and fresh pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* carton vegetable or chicken stock
* 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
* 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans
* 2 tablespoons salsa

Sweat onions, garlic, carrots and celery in olive oil for 5 mins. Add beans, tomatoes, stock, red pepper flakes and oregano. Season. Cook 45 mins - 1 hour. Stir in salsa. Serve.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Oh, that soup looks fabulous- and super healthy, too! You are right there is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. I will have to make that when i get back in town.