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Monday, January 17, 2011

On the mend...

This weekend took an interesting turn for the worst and I don't mean the first two quarters of the Steelers-Ravens AFC Divisional Playoff match-up.  I can't remember if it was the Ravens touchdown by Cory Redding that elicited the initiation of my 24 hour flu virus or the popcorn that was my dinner that night.

Does anyone want the ball?

Anyway, I figured a pot of soup was necessary since there will be no Monday Night Football for many months.

Inverno Minestra  (Italian for winter soup) 

1 lb sweet potato
1 lb onion
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS each of dried basil, oregano, garlic, pepper
1 tsp cumin, red pepper flakes
1/4 cup pesto
1-16 oz can of chick peas or other white beans
1 cup Boca Soy Crumbles
32 oz chicken broth

Cube sweet potatoes and onions about the size of a nickel on a 9x13" pan. Roast at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil for 2 minutes and simmer for 15 minutes.  Enjoy.  Makes 8 generous servings: 180 Calories, 8 g protein, 5 g fiber.