Turkey and White Bean Soup

I love Christmas, the atmosphere, music, lights and the food. But what I don’t like is when other areas of my life, not holiday related, seem to go crazy. I want to just spend every day listening to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, go shopping and make Christmas cookies. But sadly adult responsibility dictates the activities of the day. Because of this chaos dinner is often an even bigger struggle. During the year most weeks I have meal plans and keep fairly organized around meal times but this month everything related to organization seems to go out the window and I am often left wondering what to make. Thankfully this disorganization happens during such cold months when cold bones crave warm soup. Soup is one of those things that is simple to just throw together and often times you don’t even need a recipe. This soup was the result of the throwing of ingredients together from leftover ingredients and hoping that it would turn out and the result hit the spot with us. I chose to make it rather spicy because after walking home in freezing weather I knew my husband could use the extra warmth. I might not enjoy the busy days but sitting at home with a warm bowl of this after the crazy day some how makes it all worth it.

Turkey and White Bean Soup

1 or 2 chiles depending on how hot you want it
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp oil
236mL (1 c.) salsa verde
1 tin of drained and rinsed cannellini beans
340g (2 c.) diced cooked turkey
473mL (2 c.) turkey stock*
handful of chopped coriander
*Can substitute chicken stock

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Chicken and Veggies with Salsa Verde

Fresh and simple are two of my favorite words when I am talking about meals. Being able to produce a meal that is tasty and yet takes very little effort is something that every cook needs especially after a long day. And as my due date slowly gets closer I am beginning to understand how important it is to have simple and quick meal ideas because when this little one arrives the amount of time that I have to devote to cooking will be dramatically shorter. And even when you don’t have kids work and life can get us so caught up that we find it difficult to spend more then half an hour on preparing a meal. With simple ideas like this one it takes less then half an hour to prepare and cook and it is delicious.


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