I was looking for something gluten free low GI for Sunday Dinner and decided that a crock pot full of soup might be nice. I have a lot of organic vegetables in my freezer that I have grown this summer. I got out a pack of each and put them in my soup as well as a few fresh vegetables that I had in the refrigerator. This soup is so healthy and warm. I loved it. Here it is.
1 pkg frozen/fresh tomatoes
1 pkg frozen/fresh green beans
1 pkg frozen/fresh okra
1 pkg frozen/fresh squash
1 can of mixed vege's (preferably w/out corn) I used soukash
1 cup of salsa or just cut up some hot peppers
1 vadalia onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
salt/pepper to taste
Celery - chopped
Potatoes - (I left these out because of the high GI)
Carrots - (I left these out becaus eof the high GI)
Put in slow cooker and cook until done.
About ingredients: Basically, I went to my freezer and picked out a package of every vegetable type that I had grown this summer as well as anything I had fresh. I usually keep a package. of frozen mixed vegetables in my freezer for times like this. I am trying to use these less because they have a lot of corn and carrots in them which increases the glycemic load of a recipe. Feel free to use them in if you like.
My son doesn't care for vegetables and he said the main two ingredients were missing. Some kind of meat and potatoes.
My niece and sister felt I had gotten it too spicy hot (with the salsa). For my taste it wasn't hot at all.
Everyone else loved it. I especially liked it. It was organic and low GI. AND it fed a lot of people. We ate on it for two days. All of it was eaten.