I’m so thankful for the opportunity to grow as a person and a writer by the challenge that this platform provides. I am thankful for the grace of those who have been walking with me on this journey for the last few years as I have worked in pieces to get a clue as to how this whole thing works.
And, I am thankful that I’m finally feeling like I am actually going somewhere.
I know Foodsy Tuesday has been up in the air for a while, but my goal is to make it more regular starting now! Every other week, at least for now, you can plan on a food related post, most likely in recipe form, although potentially more on the tips, tricks, and kitchen wisdom side. I hope you’ll tag along =0)
Now, for the good stuff!
Sausage, Bean, & Spinach Soup (THM E)
For all the THM followers, this meal would be an E. It is also gluten-free, pork-free, grain-free and delicious! I don’t share the flops (and I have had plenty…which is why I now know how to cook! Thank you experience!) If anyone is doing Weight Watcher’s and wants to calculate the points for me, share it in the comment and I will update this section with the info. Thanks!
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 cups dried kidney beans, cooked and drained (or 3 cans, drained)
- 3 carrots, sliced into small spices
- 3 stalks celery, sliced finely
- 1 package (5 links) Nitrate-free turkey or chicken sausage, sliced into thin “pennies” (we used Trader Joe’s Garlic Chicken Sausage with the Pork-free casing…sooooooo delicious)
- 6-8 cups homemade bone broth (we used out Thanksgiving carcass for the most delicious broth ever!)
- 2-4 cups water, if you want to thin it out a bit more
- 1 1/2 tbsp salt2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried basil (1/3 cup, finely chopped, if using fresh)
- Pepper to taste
- 1 package frozen spinach
- Pre-cook beans by soaking and/or doing a quick soak. Drain (or use canned beans).
- Slice vegetables. Sauté along with sausage slices.
- Pour in liquids, adding water if needed. Bring to boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and let stand for 30-60 minutes, depending on the beans and if they need more time to cook through.
- Taste broth to determine if any more salt or garlic powder is needed.
- Add seasonings and spices.
- Taste broth to determine if more salt or garlic powder is needed.
- Add frozen spinach bag and let cook through until fully softened.