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Roasted Bell Pepper and Bean Soup

For the first time ever, my bell peppers have been growing and have produced many in my garden. With all these bell peppers, I had to make something good. It ended up being this roasted pepper soup. When I made this soup for lunch yesterday, not only did it make my whole house smell like heaven, but the soup tasted so amazing that even my 2-year-old loved it.

2 red bell peppers

1 large carrot, peeled and grated

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp. minced garlic

1 tabs olive oil

1 can chickpeas, rinsed

2 cups vegetable broth

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tsp. chili pepper

 

Preheat oven to broil.

Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet and broil on the top rack of the oven, using tongs to turn them as each side blackens. Place the blackened peppers in a paper bag, close tightly and allow them to cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Then peel the skin off the peppers and discard the stem and all the seeds. Chop the peppers and set aside.

In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in the oil on medium heat 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add grated carrot and roasted red bell peppers and sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes.

Next, add the vegetable broth and the beans, stirring well. Puree the soup with the chickpeas until completely smooth and creamy return to the pot over low heat for 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and chili pepper

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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