Soup Weather

WP_20150112_004We moved to Albuquerque last June, and are just now finding out exactly how poorly insulated our apartment is. The windows are beautiful, but our heating bills have gone through the roof this winter. It hasn’t even been very cold!

So we lowered the temperature in the apartment a few degrees, hoping the next bill will be better. Practically, this means I’m cold. I wear sweatshirts and fuzzy socks inside.

Today, I made this soup for lunch, trying to incorporate everything I could think of that would make me feel warmer. Honestly, it’s working better than I would have thought.

Simple Warming Noodle Soup

Serves 2

1 small onion

1 carrot

2 big ribs of celery

half an 8-oz pkg mushrooms

5 small cloves of garlic

juice of half a lemon

salt & pepper

1 qt broth, any kind you like

noodles–I had leftover egg noodles from the other day, but use whatever you’ve got

warming additions:

1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2  tsp  red pepper flakes


Chop onions, celery, carrot, and mushrooms, garlic, and ginger, if using, and throw in a medium pot. Add broth, a little at a time, enough to keep the veggies from sticking as they cook. When veggies are soft, add spices, then rest of broth. Raise heat to boil, then serve over noodles. Be warm.


One thought on “Soup Weather

  1. heidiannehood says:

    I am happiest when I HAVE to wear a sweatshirt and fuzzy socks inside the house 😉
    Stay warm and stay cozy. Chai or ginger tea is wonderful for heating from the inside out as well!

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