Simple vegetable soup with risoni
Ok, maybe the title is not entirely fair towards this soup as it was actually quite tasty and freshly made.
Yesterday was for me Daring Bakers day, so I made the monthly recipe (which you will be able to read all about on the 27th!) and of course there was some tasting and snacking involved… I did actually bring the final result to my parents, so I think I should get credit points for being so strong as it was actually quite tasty. But ok, I had more then my fair share of sugar intake yesterday. Plus my lunch yesterday was also maybe a tiny bit too much. I had made a lovely sandwich with smoked salmon and cream cheese, but the salmon was too delicious and I ate the entire package (100 gr). Diet wise not all very good choices (taste wise yes!!)
I actually already lost 1,5 kilo, so yeah!! Quite happy about that, but I didn’t want the daring bakers spoiling my waistline to be, so I figured today would be a lean day. I started the day with two toast with ham, yoghurt and strawberries. I had a spinning class at 9.30 am so needed a bit of food in my stomach to be able to withstand the exercise! But then for the lunch I wanted something light, so I thought that vegetable soup would be perfect and just about 10 minutes work.
It’s really just stock, vegetables and risoni in it, plus ofcourse a toasted sandwich. But ooo, there are so many more things I had wanted to do with this soup. Make some lovely crostini to go along with the soup (garlic, spinach, some cheddar on top…mmmm) or croutons to go in the soup or… or… but no, I had to be strong!
I have bought three new bikini’s (didn’t plan on making that three but they arrived and I like all three of them, so… have to keep them now!) so I have to make sure that I do look good in them a month from now… 🙂
So now I have to go back to my tax administration…. Bleh… 🙁 Work to do!
Simple vegetable soup
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 500 gr vegetables of your choice
- handful of risoni pasta
- First heat the stock until it is boiling.
- in the meantime chop the vegetables till they are a good size to eat and not too big if they are sturdy vegetables such as carrots or parsnips.
- Add the vegetables to the stock and boil until they are almost done. If there is not enough liquid add some more stock
- Add the risoni and cook for the time as stated on the package
The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.
LOL! At least the soup is healthy Simone (but I know what you mean by wanting to add lots of other stuff too).
That does not look all that boring to me;-) Light & summery & Healthy! Tax administration? that sounds boring;-)
Boring? No way! I eat soup almost every day!
Well, it may be plainer that you would like, but I wouldn’t call it boring! Homemade soup is the best!
Congratulations on staying so strong!
Congratulations on the 1.5 kg lost!!! Good going.
I don’t think I’d be caught dead in a bikini 🙂
Cannot wait to see your daring bakers challenge!
Well being dead in a bikini is kind of besides the point right… 🙂 O haha… sorry… The trick to wearing a bikini is to only ever do that where people don’t know you and will likely never see you again…i.e. in very far far away places! And use a lot of sarongs and stuff like that… 🙂
Why do you think I have weight issues……healthy for me so often means “boring”!! I would have opted for the salmon and cream cheese too!!
The top photo is really lovely – very simple and summery. Nice work.
Wow you’re doing really well, and this soup does look really good indeed! :))
it looks healthy and colorful.
Congratualations! you lost some weight, I wish I can do that too!
Your soup loks really delicious!
Simone, I think this soup looks wonderful and sounds delish. Grate some cheese and serve with a sandwich – I’m all over it.
What a great light dinner, Simone!
And it takes such gorgeous photos. Bet this was the perfect meal before that spinning class! We should take a hint from you and start eating more meals like this at our house!
MMMMMM,…I think! I don’t think that that soup looks boring! Not at all!
Haha… ok, maybe I was too hard with the boring, but ok… it could have been soooo much nicer then it was (and it was good, I will confess to that!)
Grating some cheese over it! I should have thought about that Peter… O instant flavour enhancer! Will certainly try that for next time!
Gosh, I never thought that “plain and boring” could be so beautiful and tempting! I’d sure that that over my standard sort of “boring” meals!
I think this looks lovely! I can imagine how tasty it taste:)