Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Both Sides of the Seasons

Here in Central Texas, we are cooling down to sub-95* temps and today, we're getting lots of rain!  There's a cool breeze in the air most days and not as much of that sauna-like humidity.  Soon, it will be fall!  But until then, we can still enjoy summer's produce.

Today after getting soaked, I was cold and wet and wanted soup.  So I took what I had on hand and made something hearty and warm... black beans, corn, zucchini, onion... it was delicious!

It was warm, hearty and filling.  And it was EASY!  You can do this with whatever you have on hand... which is why I love soup so much.  Whatever vegetables and protein you have, just add some broth, season and heat.  You can also pack in your veggies and if you stick with broth-based soups, you are in for a low-fat, low-cal meal.

Early Fall-Late Summer Soup

1 tsp oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 C diced zucchini
1 C frozen yellow corn
3/4 C black beans
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 C chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in pot and add onion.  Stir until softened.  Add zucchini and let heat.  Add corn, beans, oregano and broth.  Bring to simmer for a few minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir.  Simmer for one more minute, then serve.

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