Vegan Tortilla Soup

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Now, back to what you’re here for: food!

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Sometimes, I am honestly so tired that I can’t even see straight.  I am telling you this because I imagine you have days like this, too.  Days when you work yourself to the bone, spread yourself too thin.  I know you have these days, because you and me, we’re alike.

You want to shower your family with love and affection the way I do, you want to work hard for something bigger than yourself, you want to change the world, even if the world is as small as your dinner table. You want everything to get done. And sometimes, there truly aren’t enough hours in the day.

Because, contrary to popular belief, I don’t always have time to make homemade pasta.  Hell, sometimes I don’t have time to put a bra on (ok, maybe that’s less of a time constraint and more of a “oh hell no, not today” thing.) Regardless, there are days where the thought of cooking makes even the happiest of kitchen dwellers want to cry.

People assume that because I love to cook that I never feel like making dinner is an obligation.  Guys, I pms just like you do.  Some days I laugh in Brian’s face when he asks me “What’s for dinner?” On those days, I respond with “You tell me, bucko.  Cause it sure as Shirley isn’t coming from these fingertips.”

The point is two-fold:

A) I got your back.  A new category on the blog which I’ve name “Dinner in a flash” will help you find dishes on the blog that take under 30 minutes and are relatively low effort dishes.

B)  I got your back. As in, I feel you, sister.

Don’t get down on yourself if you have days where the stove starts talking to you like the one in beauty and the beast. Your family isn’t going to be scarred for life over that one day every blue moon that you needed a time out.

Hell, put yourself in time out, with a bottle of your favorite wine, sans your bra.  Show that stress who really wears the sweatpants. And for the days you need a little help to get you through dinner hour, try this soup.

It’s quick and dirty, one pot, and hell, it’s even healthy.

I know, who am I?

Vegan Tortilla Soup

By Whitney, August 27, 2012

Vegan Tortilla Soup

 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a large pot over medium to low heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Dice the tortillas, drizzle with olive oil, and bake in the oven until crisp.  Remove and set aside. Add the peppers, corn, chilis, green onion, and corn, and sauté for another 5-10 minutes. Add in the crushed tomatoes, cumin, and broth. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low-medium heat for 25-30 minutes. After the soup simmers, ladle into bowls, and top with chopped avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro and tortilla strips. In a large pot over medium to low heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Dice the tortillas, drizzle with olive oil, and bake in the oven until crisp.  Remove and set aside. Add the peppers, corn, chilis, green onion, and corn, and sauté for another 5-10 minutes. Add in the crushed tomatoes, cumin, and broth. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Simmer on low-medium heat for 25-30 minutes. After the soup simmers, ladle into bowls, and top with chopped avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro and tortilla strips.

Love,

Whit

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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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