I’ve publicly declared I’m not a soup person. To me, soup just doesn’t qualify as a meal. My meals have to have some chew. A meal can’t be called a meal and also be able to be slurped in its entirety!
Sure, soups can be filling, but that usually just lasts a little while. It just doesn’t last when your food has to be slurped. Which is why when I had a craving for soup this past weekend, I made this hearty vegetable soup.
I’m actually having a hard time calling it soup if we’re being honest. In fact, while eating it for dinner last night, Shane asked if I’d like some soup with my vegetables.
This soup was inspired by my mom, who cooked some veggie soup using water, veggie boullion cubes, and a sh!t ton (or shun, as my dear friend Destiny says) of vegetables. I loved it! But for this recipe, I added a few ingredients to give it a bit more pizzazz.
This soup will heat you up.
Soul Searing Vegetable Soup
2 c. low sodium veggie broth
1.5 c. brussells sprouts, halved
3 carrots, cut into 1” thick slices
2 celery stalks, cut into 1” thick slices
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 c. cauliflower
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 can of tomato paste
1/2 tsp oregano
small handful fresh basil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
Put all of the ingredients in a big pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and then simmer for about two hours. Add the beans. Wah. Lah.
THIS SOUP IS EPIC. TRY IT NOW!
Are you a soup person? What’s your favorite kind? This is my favorite. No, really. It is now.
Thanks for the congrats on signing up for the half marathon!! I’m SUPAH excited and spent a major chunk of the day revising my training plan. AND I’m super pumped at the number of you who will also be running in it. Definitely need to meet up 😀
It’s Thursday already!! Crazy! Today should be a fairly light day. Last night I trained clients pretty late, and then was up early for a 5:30 client – so I’m welcoming this light day with open arms! How does the day look for you?
Have a good one, friends! Off to the BIC, and then run some errands for the Niko doggie.