Friday, January 20, 2012

Spicy Red Bell Pepper Soup

I think I'm generally a pretty easily pleased person. When I get a good parking spot a work- makes my day. When B unloads the dishwasher without me even asking- ecstatic. Jame Eason responds to my post on her wall- HOLY! Talk about making my day! 

Sorry it's kinda blurry

She is someone that I look up to and admire and I can only dream of helping as many people as she has. She's so humble yet is always confident and educated in all of her responses... I just love her! Okay, enough about my girl crush on Jamie- on to an easy savory soup. This recipe was modified from .

1 package extra lean ground turkey
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 stalks chopped celery 
1 cup finely diced onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 can low sodium petite diced tomatoes
1 can low sodium stewed tomatoes
1 can low sodium tomato sauce
2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper (you can increase or decrease depending on how spicy you want it)
pepper to taste

1. Brown turkey in large pan. 
2. When turkey is nearly cooked through, add in red bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic and cook until veggies turn soft, or about 10 minutes.
3. While veggies are cooking, add remaining ingredients in a large pot and mix well. 
4. Add meat and veggies to pot, mix well, cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. 

Easy and delicious and now that I think about it, you could easily do this in the crock pot too- I would reccommend browning your meat first then adding it all to the crock pot. If you need to add carbs to this, simply cook up some brown rice and mix it in with the soup. 

Enjoy and Happy, Happy Friday!! :)


  1. Jamie Eason is the SWEETEST! I was so psyched when she responded to one of my tweets. It wasn't even a question, just a statement. It's the little things that make a big difference. Really shows how genuine of a person she is! Love it! :)

  2. Hi b! Sounds awesome as always! What size diced tomato, stewed tomato and tomato sauce do you use for this recipe? Thanks

  3. Love Jamie Eason! She started following my pins on pinterest and I was telling everyone I knew! I put you right up there with her. I read your blogs and follow your advice. You're a great inspiration and I thank you!

  4. Ahhh Jamie is my favourite!! She wrote back to me once too and I nearly died!

    Your soup looks awesome, but I'm not surprised! All of your food is ridiculously awesome ALL THE TIME!!


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