Sunday, April 7, 2013

Panacea Vegetable Soup

A wonderful sick soup full of veggies. It really warms you up and heals you fromm the inside out.

This soup recipe is from my Mom. She called it Panacea. It's probably from somewhere but I'll always think of it as one of her soups...
3 leeks sliced
1 onion sliced
6 cloves garlic chopped
4 carrots
1/4 of a butternut squash, cubed
3 summer squash
2 zukes
2 handfuls of spinach chopped a bit
1 cup of ribboned cabbage
1 tsp each thyme and oregano
1 can white beans
1 can diced tomatoes
2 quarts of stock
Saute leeks onions and garlic in 3 tbsp gently heated olive oil for 30 minutes, being careful not to let them brown (add splashes of water if needed).
Add tomatoes and stock, bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes.
Add carrots and herbs, simmer 10 min.
Throw in remaining veggies and simmer 15 min.
To serve, remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp butter.
Very good with some grated asiago on top and hot buns.
As you can see, this is a huge recipe. If I'm not sharing it I pare it down a bit otherwise we drown.