I have found that soup is one of my favorite things to make! I never realized how easy it was to just throw whatever you want into a blender…or my new food processor 🙂 …and whip it up! This week I made a soup out of a few red peppers that were about to be thrown out if not used.
It really made me feel good to use them, because they were gifted from a friendly neighbor, and I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I mean, who uses a whole bag of peppers before they go bad? I’ve been so more aware over the last few months about food waste, and just how much ugly food that is otherwise still good to use gets thrown out. I think a lot of people cringe at the thought of wasting money, and that’s exactly what you do when you waste perfectly good produce. A waste of time and money, and a waste of food that someone who is hungry or goes without would have gladly eaten. I know it’s not feasible to give away your left overs or give away your ugly veggies, but you can be proactive on not wasting what you buy…by just being a bit more resourceful! P.S….check out this infographic I found 🙂 —–>
<—- Now here is how my reclaimed soup! I threw 3 red peppers, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 green onions, a few basil leaves, 1 tsp. olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and threw it on the stove to boil for about 20 minutes. I also added some Greek yogurt (~1/2 cup) for some added protein, and to make it a little creamier. It really turned out great! It’s refreshing nice and cold, and pretty savory heated up. I love it. Try it and let me know if you like it!