Ok, so March! We made it! Right?!
I mean spring – it’s almost here!
Ok, well in Michigan we still have a good month until it will feel like spring, and to be honest there are still quite a few cold and flu bugs floating around the preschool classrooms…so we are still on my winter menu of having soup with homemade bone broth once a day to keep us healthy. I have so many soup recipes up my sleeve, and I just had to share this one during the new blog launch because it is one of my favorites.
Just a few ingredients – so simple. But the flavor will blow you away. You don’t need fancy seasonings when you have beautiful vegetables that have been cooked the right way! Give it a try! And keep thinking happy spring thoughts!
- 4-5 heads of garlic
- ½ large onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 ½ quarts bone broth
- Sea salt/pepper to taste
- Cut the tops of the garlic heads, smear butter or coconut oil generously on the cut end, sprinkle them with sea salt, and roast in a 325 degree oven open side DOWN on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet for one hour.
- While the garlic is cooling, sauté the onion, carrot, and celery in a soup pot with a few pinches of sea salt for about 10 minutes on medium/medium-high heat.
- Squeeze the garlic out into the pot, add the stock, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
- Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in a blender and season with salt/pepper to taste.
- Make your own bone broth! It is too easy, way more flavorful, and so (so!) full of nourishment!
- You will be floored at how flavorful this soup is with such simple ingredients – it is not so overwhelming though that the kids won’t like it. I serve it to my girls in a cup with a straw – less mess and actually they usually end up asking for seconds!
- This batch makes enough for the girls and I to have lunch and then usually a quart leftover either to have the next day, later In the week, or to freeze up for another time. I have doubled the batch before as well and that is a nice way of stocking up your freezer for quick pull out lunches.
- Pack it up hot in a thermos for school or work!
- If you don’t have an immersion blender…OH! Please treat yourself to one! I use mine almost daily – it is my favorite kitchen tool!