Thursday, January 17, 2013

Root vegetable soup

I have not been around here lately, things in my life have been a little crazy. My oldest daughter Ocean, is in the hospital. Since she is hopefully on the mend, I thought I would take her some home-made soup. I made this "root vegetable soup" to compensate for the yucky hospital food.

Picked up a bag of stewing vegetables at the grocery store yesterday. It's just handy and pretty inexpensive. I also grabbed a can of kidney beans, and whipped this together this morning.

Root vegetable soup

2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 onion-small diced
1 clove of garlic- minced
2 carrots- peeled and sliced thick
1 potato- peeled and cubed
1 turnip- peeled and sliced
1 small rutabaga- peeled and cubed
5 cups water
1/4 cup rice
1 can of kidney beans- rinsed
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
a few leafs of kale- chopped
dried oregano
sea salt
freshly ground pepper

In a large pot, gently heat oil, add onions and garlic. Sauté until soft.
Add veggies and continue to sauté for 4-5 minutes.
Add water and rice.
Bring to a boil. Turn down to simmer.
Add beans. Season with vinegar, oregano and salt and pepper
Stir in kale once ready to serve.


  1. I hope everything is ok with your daughter and that she's feeling better. The soup should definitely help. I work in a hospital so I know all too well about the food. Ick.

    Your soup looks beautiful and delicious. I love root veggies.

    Take care :)

    1. thank you Nikki, it really means a lot to me. She couldn't have the soup :( But she is feeling better!

  2. I hope she feels better soon. Surely the soup is Much appreciated.

    1. Thank you!! I feel like its been forever since I visited you blog, how are you?

  3. Yum! Looks delicious. Prayers for Ocean.


  4. Thank you Donna. She is home and healing!

  5. Relieved to hear that.

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  7. I don't have sunflower oil on hand, so would canola oil be okay?