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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Soup Sunday- Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Soup
3 Red peppers, halved and seeded
2 cups hot water
1 cup sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cups elbow macaroni
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Pre-heat the boiler, arrange peppers, skin side up, on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Broil until the skins are black, then turn over and broil for another 5 minutes or until the peppers are soft.  Set aside until cool, then skin and chop roughly.

While the peppers are cooling, pour two cups of hot water over the dried tomatoes.  Soak for 10 minutes.  Set aside.

In a large soup pot, heat the oil. Add the garlic, then cook until tender. Add the rosemary and oregano, beans, tomatoes, and stock.

Bring to a boil and then add the macaroni.  Boil for 15 minutes until the macaroni is done.  Cool for ten minutes then add the yogurt.

Make 6 Servings


Author at Boston Marathon

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
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Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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