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Lipstick In The Kitchen – Soups On!

Healthy comfort food for those chilly nights!!

Cuddle up on the couch with a good movie a warm blanket and a hearty hot bowl of soup to warm the soul. This soup is filling, flavorful and healthy. As the days get colder while fall sets in, and the beautiful colors start to pop up we look for and crave that comfort food, a warm soup will definitely hit the spot. Every spoonful of this soup will be full with garbanzo beans, veggies, and lots of tastiness, to be enjoyed by all!!

Garbanzo Veggie Soup w/ Couscous (vegan)

1/12 cups garbanzo beans (let soak for about 6 hrs before making soup)
1/2 cup diced turnips
1/2 cup diced zucchini
2 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup uncooked couscous

In a soup pan put olive oil to heat then place garlic, onion, and tomato, till thoroughly cooked add 16 oz of vegetable stock, 32 oz. of water and the drained garbanzo beans. Salt to taste, add your bay leaves, and thyme let this cook for about 45 min on medium to high heat, then add your carrots turnips, and kale, let cook for another 45 minutes add zucchini, cook for 10 minutes and turn heat off add in the couscous and let sit for 15 minutes so couscous can cook. You can serve with a side salad, some flat bread, I guarantee you will love it!!!

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About Nancy

Nancy was born and raised in Chicago’s Southside. Growing up in a Mexican casa, she always remembers watching her Mom and Grandmother cooking in the kitchen as a child and watching the vapors rise from the stove and the array of colorful ingredients that went into the creations. Dishes like Mole, Chiles Rellenos, and Pozole. The flavor in these dishes were amazing. Now as an adult, the flavors and the aromas in these dishes are pure nostalgia for Nancy. Nancy is a self-taught, with 26 years of learning experience and 3 years professional.

Nancy and her business partner, who own Las Dos Fridas catering in Andersonville, have catered for the Mayor’s Office for Special Events such as Viva Latino Music Fest and the M.A.D.D. Candlelight Ceremony. They also cater to fashion shows with local designers like Horacio Nieto Jr. Recently, Nancy has also dabbled in giving cooking classes and it’s something that she loves doing and will continue to do. She specializes in all kinds of cuisine but focuses on vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free cuisine. Nancy’s motto is to keep it as authentic as possible, but also making it healthier without compromising flavor.

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One Response to “Lipstick In The Kitchen – Soups On!”

  1. Yummy! i’m going to try this one. I love soup. Do you think i could do this in a crokpot?

    Posted by Kimberly Rogers | November 27, 2011, 8:37 pm

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