One Pot Simple

White Bean Soup.
Delicious white bean soup, with kale garnish.

I’m always on the lookout for simple, one-pot, rice cooker and crockpot meals. I truly enjoy cooking, but sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to come home, throw a bunch of ingredients into a pot and have a delicious dinner 15 minutes later.

Over the past two months, Dan and I have been trying to eat better (he’s lost about 10lbs, and I’ve lost about 20lbs.) So, we’ve been on the prowl for easy-to-make things (so we don’t slip into our old eating habits when we’re short on time or feeling lazy.)

We’re learned a bunch of great—vegetarian and healthy—recipes that use off-the-shelf ingredients from any store. No strange or difficult-to-find items necessary.

Our favorite is White Bean Stew that takes—seriously—about 5 minutes to make from start to finish. I don’t know why anyone would eat Campbell’s soup, because this is seriously easier.

The base of the stew is a mirepoix—a cubic concoction of roughly equal parts onions, celery, and carrot. Just chop it up, throw it in a pan with some oil and sauteé with salt and pepper. Then add a can of white beans, slightly rinsed. Add a touch of water (as much as you’d like, actually less=stew, more=soup.)

That’s it.

Bring it to a boil and serve. It’s delicious, simple, and healthy… and best of all, there’s only one pot to clean up!

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