This new year is starting magnificent! A new blog!!! Well not totally new, the posts are still the same but obviously the name and the look are completely new and I’m so happy with it! I really hope you will do too… And I’m this month’s guest blogger of the Dutch website of the magazine Jamie (of Jamie Oliver!!) I feel so honored to be writing for their amazing site. But it will be all in Dutch, so most of you won’t be able to read it. That’s why I will post the recipes also here on my blog…in English obviously 🙂
To start this series of recipes this month, I decided to share a delicious recipe of Minestrone Soup. The holidays are over (unfortunately!) and January is thé month for a new year’s resolution. I have actually several:
* start swimming again (I started this past Sunday…whoohoo)
* run once a week
* dedicate myself more to healthy desserts (which doesn’t mean I will only post healthy desserts by the way)
* continue starting the day with a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice
* no unhealthy snacking during the week
That’s it. What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Minestrone soup is a perfect winter dish if you don’t have lot’s of time, but you still want to prepare something healthy and bring a bit of Italy to your kitchen! It’s eaten a lot here during the cold winter days but differently throughout the country. We eat it once a week and I’ll share you my favorite way of preparing Minestrone Soup:
1,5 liter // 6 cups of water
2 vegetable stock cubes
120 g // 2/3 cup spelt
120 g // 3/4 cup peas
1 big potato
3 stalks of celery
handful of parsley
Cut the carrots and stalks of celery into small pieces/slices.
Cut the potato in small dices. Bring a large pan with carrots, celery, potato, spelt, peas, water and stock cubes to boil and let it boil for 25 minutes. Add the chopped parsley at the end.