PLF Daily Tip: Soups are usually pretty simple to make and not only are they filling, but nutritious. Try a new soup this week for lunch or dinner.
Here's what my family and I will be having for dinner tonight. :)
*2 tsp olive oil
*1 small leek, white and light parts only, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
*1 small red pepper diced
*2 garlic cloves
*1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
*6 cups low sodium chicken stock
*2 cups fresh cheese tortellini
*1 cup frozen peas partially thawed
*Sea Salt and pepper
*1/2 cup coarsely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add leek and red pepper; saute for 6 minutes. Add garlic and chili pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
Add stock and bring to boil. Add tortellini and peas and return to a boil; cook for 4-5 minutes until tortellini is tender but firm. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with cheese.
This soup recipe is from a fabulous book I got for Christmas called For the Love of Soup by Jeanelle Mitchell...She also wrote For the Love of Salad which I hope to buy this week.