Today’s episode is all about goals! Over a hot bowl of hearty, vegetable soup, we chat all about how we make (and keep) goals in life and our plans for the new year. We think a big pot of veggie soup is the perfect way to ring in the New Year! Get Rachel’s easy, peasy recipe below.
Also in conversation, we talk about how the brain is wired to help you achieve your goals, share with you a review of our own personal goals for the past and upcoming year, and discuss how you can still be productive even while living a totally goal-less life. (Hint: goal-less but not direction-less!)
Things we discussed in this episode:
Rachel’s favorite 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joe’s
100 Days With No Goals
- 1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
- 2 carrots, diced (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 stalks celery, diced, (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups red skin potatoes, diced (I like the skin on!)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup shaved brussels sprouts
- 2 teaspoons 21 seasoning salute from Trader Joe's (or an Italian spice blend would work great too)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 32 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional
- In a small bowl mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon, and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, seasoning blend, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.
- Turn heat to high and add the broth and tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil. Add the mashed and whole beans. Reduce to a simmer for about 25-30 minutes.
- Add the spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes more.
- Throw lemon juice in at the end and stir in.
- Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired. I really like Trader Joe's Three Cheese Blend on top with additional ground pepper!