It’s no secret that I am not a very good cook, nor do I enjoy it much. Every once in a while though, I get hungry, and Fiance refuses to cook. Often when this happens we just order delivery. Tonight though, I had inspirateion from Pinterest…Pinspiration as I’d like to call it!
I found a recipe on Pinterest for Taco Soup. I LOVE tacos! And, the one thing I can kind of cook is soup! Soup is so easy, just throw some stuff in a big pot, add a bunch of seasoning, and voila! Soup!
This recipe sounded super simple (right up my ally), and was really easy to turn into a vegetarian dish. (Did I mention I’m a vegetarian?) Anyways, here’s what I used to make my soup.
I would have used garlic, but we were out and neither one of us was willing to leave the apartment and walk the 40 feet to the grocery store on the corner.
First I chopped all the veggies with my new veggie chopper (God bless wedding registries!). As you can see I do not allow cooking to make me miss out on anything. This includes the premier of Fashion Star, so I chopped on the living room rug.
Next, I sautéed the veggies in olive oil until they were squishy and a little brown. When the veggies started to cook a little I went ahead and added my fake ground beef (Morning Star). It’s already cooked, but it’s frozen, so I let it heat up with the chopped veggies.
Then, I rinsed the beans and added them. I added the cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, corn and seasonings at the same time. Lastly, I added about a cup and a half of water.
I stired, put the lid on, and let it cook on low for a while so that all the seasonings would soak in. I tasted it about 20 minutes later. It was good, but needed to cook a little longer. I let it keep cooking as I left to do better things. That’s the great thing about soup.
About an hour later I remembered I was cooking… woops. Soooo the bottom of the soup was a little burnt.
Eh, it’s not mine if it’s not a little burnt! It was still great, and we added some cheese to top it off. (Soy cheese for me.) I ate the next day on top of a plate of kale to make an extra healthy taco salad. Yum!
You know what the best part of the whole endeavor was???
Fiance got to do the dishes, woohoo!