Did you click “like” on Facebook on the BlogHer page in the last week or so? If so, BlogHer Community Manager Denise Tanton had a spoon of soup for you. If you don’t already express your like for Blogher on Facebook, you should still go ahead and do so. Denise won’t be eating any more soup–but BlogHer rocks so you SHOULD support them by liking them.
There is video proof and photos of the soup eating in this post “I Ate Soup for BlogHer and Survived.” Denise does not like soup. At all. Despite her complaints and the fact that she felt a bit ill after 105 spoons of soup, this soup really is quite tasty and easy to make. If it wasn’t soup–she would have probably liked it a lot. The rest of us did.
Here is the recipe:
Spinach Tortellini Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 box sliced mushrooms (ok 1 8 oz box minus a handful was used)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (32 oz) cartons vegetable broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1 tsp sea salt (or regular salt)
1 8 oz package cheese tortellini
1 bag (12 oz? 14 oz) frozen spinach
Parmesan cheese or Feta Cheese or both for garnish (optional)
In a stockpot, heat the oil, add the onion and mushrooms and saute until onion has softened and become translucent. You can actually add the mushrooms later, I did because I didn’t think about them at first, but I suspect sauteeing them first would be helpful. Add the garlic. Add the broth, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning and spinach. Bring to boil over high heat. Add tortellini, reduce heat slightly and cook, stirring occasionally until the tortellini are tender but firm to the bite–about 10 min if you are using the dry tortellini (which I did) about 3 min if using fresh.
Serve hot, garnished with cheese if desired.
Another thing about BlogHer to love–they have made it possible for you to win a $100.00 gift card by sharing your better choice for the New Year on my review blog from Jimmy Dean and BlogHer. This is the last week to enter–so don’t miss out!