Hearty Greens Soup

6 Jan

It’s cold outside. It’s cold and dreary, and I am in need of comfort. And food with color. Food with color, like red and green and purple. Edible things. Things with stalks and leaves and roots. Things with staying power. With sustenance. With umph.

 Veggies and things

I am in need. In need of delicious food. Food which will sustain me. Food which smells like earth and looks like heaven. Food that plays off the tongue. Delights all senses. Food that does not rely on the false positives of salt and fat and meat.

I am falling in love again. With the chill of winter mornings. With spicy chai tea. With chia seeds and French thyme. I am fondling the curves of hearty kale and flirting with the brawn of a perfect curry. What is life without mason jars filled with treasures? Today, I will sip tea and indulge in this melding of flavors, this culinary meditation, this helper towards healing.

I am in need. I am in love. I am love. Let us eat soup.

Hearty Soup

Hearty Greens Soup

(Inspired by Tama’s Lentil Quinoa and Spinach Soup)

With baked tofu added

With baked tofu added

1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
1 tablespoon garam masala
2 cups shredded carrots
8 cups water
1 cup black lentils
2 small zucchini, peeled and sliced
1 cup fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup couscous
1 cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons Braggs amino acid
1 cup spinach
5 stalks of kale

1. Heat the olive oil and cook the onions and garlic (the muse recipe calls for sweating, this is flexible).
2. Add the curry and garam masala and cook for another minute.
3. Add all other ingredients minus the greens and cook for 30 minutes.
4. Add the greens and cook until tender.

One Response to “Hearty Greens Soup”


  1. Green Pea and Smoked Mushroom Pancakes | The Ginger Baby Reviews - March 17, 2013

    […] are too earthy for me. Which is odd as I’m always going on about inhaling the earth and earthy smelling flavors, but mushrooms are too much for even me. Maybe it’s because they cross over into the fungal […]

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