Give me your tired, your shriveled,
Your limp veggies yearning to breathe free,
The limp carrots from your teeming fridge.
Send these, the throw-aways, toss them over to me:
I lift my ladle from beside the golden soup.
Do you have soon-to-perish vegetables lingering in your fridge? Give those vegetables a purpose. Let them be soup!
Soup is easy. Soup is healthy. Soup is comforting. Soup is my friend.
This is what I do. I boil the carcass of a roasted chicken or a turkey in water. Remove the bones and whatnot. Add kosher salt and garlic and sometimes crushed red pepper, and bam, you have broth. (I have never written the word carcass. Now I’ve written it twice.)
Add any vegetables you want. Lately, I’ve been using cauliflower, purple onions, yellow peppers, celery, fresh cilantro, fresh spinach, and carrots. Chop away!
I try to use fresh produce, but sometimes, the carrots are kinda floppy. So, I give them a chance to participate.
Add the vegetables to the chicken broth. Boil, stir, then simmer.
And, bam, it’s soup time, bitches!