Alert! 1/25/2013 Friday: Tonight’s Biggest Loser Weigh-In Session has been cancelled due to inclement weather. See You Monday1/28/2013 for Zumba

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Tonight stay warm and eat good, healthy comfort food.  Here is a great soup recipe to get you started, compliments of Martha Stewart.  Praise God for the warmth of a good home and a cup of good soup.

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Ingredients

  •                                         2 tablespoons olive oil
  •                                         2 cups chopped onions or thinly sliced leeks (whites only)
  •                                         1 cup thinly sliced celery
  •                                         2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  •                                         Coarse salt and ground pepper
  •                                         3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium
  • vegetable or chicken broth
  •                                         1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
  •                                         1 tablespoon tomato paste
  •                                         8 cups mixed fresh or frozen vegetables, such as carrots, corn, green beans, lima beans, peas, potatoes, and zucchini (cut larger vegetables into smaller pieces)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions or leeks, celery, and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, and 3 cups water to pot; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  3. Add vegetables to pot, and return to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Let cool before storing.
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