Easy Recipe to Recover from the Feast

Hello, my dear ones!

Recovering from Thanksgiving. An easy, light and nutritious soup.

Thanksgiving is over, all the leftovers are probably gone, and you ate more carbs than you wished: mashed potatoes, gravy, the stuffing, and, oh, all the yummy pies! Did your kitchen survive?!

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OMG, I don’t think my kitchen has seen so much action. We had a blast cooking, serving, eating, and enjoying the company just to get cleared and clean for the next meal. Nothing like many extra pairs of hands!

Recovering from Thanksgiving. An easy, light and nutritious soup.

We hosted my husband’s family and had a wonderful time together. Between cooking, enjoying wine outside, and taking the kids places, we were busy, and the days just went by too fast. Now, I’ll work with clients for another 3 short weeks while I prepare for our trip to Brazil, and I am really looking forward to it. But, I digress.

Recovering from Thanksgiving. An easy, light and nutritious soup.

Let’s get back to recovering from Thanksgiving, and I just wanted to share one of my “go-to” recipes when I want something super easy, light, and nutritious to recover from to-much-to-eat-days.


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 peeled & sliced carrots
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of beans – garbanzo is my favorite, but cannellini beans are great, too.
  • any dark leafy greens sliced in strips or cabbage – about 2 cups
  • 4 cups of broth – vegetable or chicken (water will do it too)
  • 1 cup cooked pasta or brown rice (much healthier!)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Chop your onions and carrots.
  • Open your cans and drain the water from the beans only.
  • Pour your olive oil into a large pan and let it warm up.
  • Bring in the onions, salt them generously, and let them cook until they become translucent.
  • Bring in your tomatoes and stir everything together, letting them cook to get the flavor from the onions. 5 min
  • Now, throw in your sliced carrots and let them cook for about 3 – 5 minutes,
  • Put your beans without the water in, and stir. Let it cook for another 3-5 min.
  • Stir well in the broth once all is simmering in the tomato juice. Let it cook for another good 5 minutes.
  • When it comes to a boil, pour in your greens, season with salt and pepper, and lower the heat for simmering.
  • Cook for another 20-30 min, then bring in the rice or pasta and let cook to warm them.
  • Serve hot with grated cheese on top, and enjoy!
Recovering from Thanksgiving. An easy, light and nutritious soup.
Recovering from Thanksgiving

I hope you had a wonderful, loving, and joyful Thanksgiving and that getting back on track this upcoming week comes easy for you and your family. Take it easy, and organize what you can today so the week comes smoothly. And I hope you plan light and easy meals to recover from so much eating, drinking, and out-of-routine days.

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