It's definitely a Happy Tuesday for me! With the assistance from the local Computer expert I now have my computer back up and running! It was my fault I got hacked as I did not pay attention to a fellow blogger's url. Instead of having their url begin with "https://" it began with "http://" which means it was not a secure blog. OUCH! I will not make that mistake again! Meanwhile here's today's soup! Enjoy and have a great day!
Kale Soup from Tuscany 4 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more if you like a little more heat)
1 15oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes (or regular if you can’t find fire-roasted)
4 cups vegetable broth (I use low-sodium and then adjust for salt)
2 cups water
3/4 cup orzo pasta
4 cups chopped kale
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
Add the onion, celery, carrots, salt, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened
Add the tomatoes with their juice, broth, water and orzo and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until orzo is tender, about 12 minutes.
Stir in the kale until wilted, seasoning to taste if needed.
Stir in the lemon juice and serve.