I'm a huge advocate of eating soup in the winter, its easy, its affordable, and best of all it warms you up! We have been loving this simple tortellini soup recipe, because you can toss any savory veggies you have on hand right in and it always tastes great. I have made it on the stove or in the crock pot, its so easy and will impress any dinner guests.
2 celery stalks, chopped
3/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
3 spring fresh thyme
1 (15 oz.) can organic diced tomatoes and juice
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
10 oz. fresh tortellini
a handful of fresh parsley or spinach
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large pot saute celery for about 3 minutes, stirring often, Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes before adding the garlic and cook for another minute. (You could also add corn, or carrots to the soup if you have them on hand)
Add the thyme, tomatoes and broth and bring all to a boil. Add the tortellini to the pot and cook according to the manufacturer package directions. Remove the soup from the heat, mix in your parsley or spinach (I usually use parsley because I have an aversion to cooked spinach) Finally, season with salt and pepper if necessary. Makes 4 large servings.