The best “Super immune boosting” soup ever! Garlic is great for the heart and immune system PLUS kale is one of the most nutrient rich food you can eat. Never had kale much before and today it is a staple in our home.
Soups makes the house smell warm and “comfy”. This soup calls for “Lacinato” Kale. I could find it in my area. I used good old fashion kale or spinach!
Discovery: combining celery,onion,garlic first to the oil. I would always add the celery with the rest of the other veggies. The spices are the magic. Who uses only salt and pepper anymore?
The nutritional yeast adds a little too much sweetness for our tastebuds. I cut it down to 1/2 Tb
Actually very simple and soooo delicious! Roasting the veggies on parchment paper really adds something special to the taste. I added an extra 1 1/2 cup of veggie broth because I found it too thick but that is me!
What I learnt: Substitute for fresh herbs…use 1/2 the amount with dried herbs.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
Do not put hot ingredients in your glass blender. Let them cool down !
The glass container will crack if it does not explode from the temperature difference!
How do I know this ? Well, I am using my spare blender because I did attempt to blend together the hot ingredients of a soup. So let it cool down first and enjoy this delicious colourful soup with a salad.
This is a great soup (page 97). It is a staple in our home for several months now. You basically take all the veggies you have lying around and put them together in a pot with some water.
A simple soup yet everything has an order, a sequence…
First come the celery,leek, onion,shallot and garlic ;
Second, the spices (Smell the flavour !)
Thirdly, comes all the other veggies and stock – I do not always add vegetable broth, I simply rinsed out the can of the tomatoes.
Boil and simmer and VOILÀ ! La soupe de vegetables ! Magnifique!
Discovery: CUMIN – the spice that makes everything taste so yummy ! Of course,thyme,dill, oregano but I know them; CUMIN is new! PLUS, adding a handful of fresh spinach or kale to the soup when ready to eat adds color and flavour !
This is a keeper! Plus with this winter that is just hanging on with lots of snow and cold, the soup feels good!