I'm all about quick and easy. But I'm also interested in HEALTHY cooking. So I was very interested in hearing the story behind canned food. I watched this video:
...and learned a ton of stuff!
-Canned foods can be organic, non-GMO (genetically modified), and "clean."
-Foods are picked at their prime, so no nutrients are lost.
-Foods are cleaned before canning.
I don't know about you, but I feel better about pulling out that can opener now.
Here's one of my fave recipes using canned food:
4. Sausage Tortellini Soup.
- 1 package Aidell’s Chicken and Apple sausage, cut in rounds
- 1/2 C onion, chopped
- 1T olive oil
- 15 oz. can chicken broth
- 1 can chopped tomatoes, drained
- 2 C water
- 1 T “Better than Bouillon” if you like a stronger flavor broth
- 2 C uncooked tortellini
- 1 bay leaf (I am really not sure if the bay leaf adds anything to my recipes, but it makes me feel gourmet, so I continue to use them)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Another one of my made-up favorites.Heat onion in olive oil to soften in large stock pot. Add sausage and saute until brown. Add broth, water, and bouillon and stir to mix. Add bay leaf and garlic. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes, then add tortellini 15 minutes before the kids are hangry (hungry + angry = hangry). Remove bay leaf before serving to avoid comments about “foliage in my food!” Season with salt and pepper.
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