December Recipe Challenge: Vegetarian Borscht

Today is day 1 of the December Recipe Challenge.

Since it was snowing when I went to class this morning, I decided upon something hot, delicious and FULL OF VEGETABLES!

I came across this recipe a few days ago and was instantly inspired!

Vegetarian Borscht

Inspired by Mostly Soup
1 Small Onion
1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
1 Pound Beets (peeled and shredded)
1/2 lb carrots (shredded)
1 medium potato
1/2 cabbage (thinly sliced)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
4 cups of vegetable broth
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Lemon
Sour Cream (optional)

Gather all your ingredients:

Wash your veggies, peel your beets…

Use a handy dandy food processor to easily shred everything

Then heat the oil, add the onions and garlic with some salt and pepper.  Sautee them for about 2 minutes.

Add the beets, carrots, and potato.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  In the mean time, heat up your vegetable broth.  When you slice your cabbage, don’t use a crappy knife… it sucks.

Add the vegetable broth and cabbage.  Simmer for 20-30 minutes.  Then add the juice of 1 lemon.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!  I had it with a slice of pumpernickel toast!  Mmm!

That was super fun to make!  It also helped that the lovely fella was there to take pictures and do the dishes!  I can’t wait to make another fun/healthy recipe!

What do you like to have on a cold day?

Anyone else make an exciting new recipe?

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Happy December!

Can you believe it’s already December 1st!?!  Where did time go?!?

It’s already the last week of classes, which means I have a 6368299490063357100 million things due in the next two weeks.

I woke up this morning, wrote a bit more of my paper and flat out didn’t feel like making anything.  So for breakfast I had a DELICIOUS Green Monster.

I finally decided I should probably pack a lunch, being that it’s a long day (but the second to last long day!!!)

I took the lazy route…  Kind of boring so dinner needs to be AMAZING! and  cooked by the lovely fella.

Today the December Recipe Challenge starts!  In case you missed it, you can read about it here!  I hope you’ll all join me!

Have a great day!!