Vegetable Pasta Soup

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In winters, a hot bowl of soup and a warm blanket is all I need only when I am down with cold, else you will find me with a big mug of hot chocolate. I love this vegetable pasta soup because it is a complete meal in itself and it has my favorite pasta. This is a one pot meal where you put all the ingredients in a pot and let it cook, that’s it !! Easy right? And it is a healthy meal with all the veggies in it. You can add/eliminate vegetables of your choice. So when are you making this healthy bowl for yourself and your family?? Vegetable Pasta Soup Author: The Cooking Soul Yield- Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bell pepper, diced 8-10 cauliflower florets, 8-10 baby corn, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 3 tbsp, green garlic leaves, chopped 6-7, tomatoes, chopped 1 cup boiled pasta 1 litre water 2 -3 tsp dried basil / fresh basil leaves 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp black pepper powder salt according to taste INSTRUCTIONS Heat oil in a large pan, add onion and garlic, cook stirring continuously till the onion […]

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Greek Salad & Clean eating days

Greek salad

Yes, This is the bitter truth that there are some days when I am determined to eat clean. The determination is so strong that I survive only on salad for the whole day. This happens when the clothes do not fit and the brain switches to panic mode. The intensity of determination fizzles out till the next morning and the word salad is erased out of my memory as if it never existed. So let me tell you how the Greek salad came into my life ! Every morning I play peekaboo with my clothes and my mother, however much I avoid, always appears out of nowhere when I open my cupboard and the clothes topple out. And what follows next is the most dreaded moment, I am lectured for my manners, clumsiness, laziness and discipline. I stand there without uttering a single word while in my head I am already in a different world where I am either choreographing a dance on the latest Bollywood song or planning to message a friend about watching a movie together. Yeah, that is what happens when you get used to being lectured everyday, your mind switches on the extra-activity compartment ( I have not yet […]

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