A couple of weeks ago, I was craving some soup. It was cold and rainy and on nights like those…there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of your favorite with some crusty bread or breadsticks for dipping. Hitesh loves Olive Garden’s minestrone soup…so I was inspired to make my own with a few changes of course. One of the main changes in my version of this Italian classic, is that I replaced the pasta with bulgar wheat.
If you’ve never tried bulgar wheat, then you should make your first time with this soup. Bulgar wheat is high in fiber (more than twice than brown rice), rich in protein and nutrients, but low in calories and fat. It’s also another food that fills you up without causing you to pack on the pounds. For more on the health benefits of bulgar, click here.
Back to my soup…it turned out great. Since this week’s forecast out here in Southern California is looking a little cold again, I’m making a batch of this delicious minestrone to last us through a dinner and a lunch or two as well. Make some for yourself…even you meat eaters won’t miss the meat…promise! [Read more...]