Tuesday, January 31, 2012

vegetable soup with turkey meatballs.....at kitchen! kitchen!

Vegetable Soup With Turkey Meatballs
 After all, now that the rich holiday food is past behind us, a simple soup of butternut squash, string beans, and celery will be a great way of detoxing with something delicious. Don't limit yourself to these vegetables, use whatever you have lying around in your vegetable bin. There are some nights during the week, that a simple meal such as this with buttered toast and some cheese will hit the spot without feeling deprived.

It is quite simple! (Serves 2)
Your vegetable of choice - cut in cubes of same size
1 minced garlic
1 medium diced white onions
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Salt/Black Pepper
Low sodium chicken or beef stock (3-4 cups)

1 pkg. of all lean (Jennie-O) ground turkey or (any ground meat of your choice)
A handfull of minced fresh dill
1/4 cup of minced white onion
1 minced garlic clove
1 beaten egg
Salt/Black pepper
Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl and form into large meatballs and set aside.

In the meantime, in a heated deep pan with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, saute onions and garlic until fragrant; add the vegetables; season with salt and pepper sauteeing for a few minutes. Add low sodium stock or hot water about 3-4 cups and let simmer for a few minutes. Add the turkey meatballs; cover and let simmer until cooked. Cooking time is about 20 minutes...*it may take  longer depending on your vegetable of choice and amount of meatballs*
Taste to correct seasoning and serve with toasted (buttered )baguette topped with your favorite slices of cheese.
Detoxing has never been so satisfying!!!!

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