health hacks

Soup Starters

While everyone is posting their #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) pictures, I'm starting a new trend: #HHT (Life Hack Thursday). As I talk more and more with people about making quick and easy meals, I decided it was time to come up with a way to cut down on the amount of garlic and tear-jerking onions I was chopping. I love adding these flavors to almost all of my dinners but I absolutely hate hate hate chopping them. I usually cry so hard fro the onions that I actually start thinking of something sad just so I can get a good cry out of my system. True story.

My solution: Soup Starters.

Now, you don't have to just use these for soup - here are 7 ways to use them:

  1. In a soup
  2. In a marinade for a protein
  3. Melt with olive oil in a skillet before sautéing vegetables.
  4. In a salad dressing
  5. In a crockpot dish
  6. Season grains and beans
  7. In a pasta sauce

Here's the recipe:

Soup Starters

  • 1 cup garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2-4 cups vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 425F. In a large baking dish place the garlic and onions. Cover with just enough broth. Cover with tin foil and bake for about 2 hours, until everything is tender. Blend smooth and then pour into ice cube trays and store to use for later. Makes about 2 trays worth.

Never cry from onions again!