whole grains & vegetable soup

Yesterday I woke up and my eyeballs hurt. I was also walking around like a zombie. Despite having a good night’s sleep, I just couldn’t seem to wake up, so doing things like talking to clients and working on design mock-ups took incredible amounts of effort.

I’m fighting a cold bug and I don’t want it to win, so for lunch I whipped up this vegetable and whole grains soup. Loaded with dark leafy greens (kale to the rescue?), garlic and anything else I could find from the crisper and pantry, it was the perfect meal. And today I feel better. I don’t know if it was the soup, or the copious amounts of water I drank, or even the vitamins that I popped, but for the sake of a happy ending, let’s say it was the soup!

As today is Wednesday, you can find this cold-busting soup recipe over at Poppytalk. And if you have any leftovers, you can always eat this as soup. Or you could do what I did this past summer and turned soup leftovers into veggie burgers. Your call.

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9 comments to “whole grains & vegetable soup”

  1. 1
    Amanda Nicole   October 21, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Oh my, if only I'd have seen this soup a couple weeks ago, when I was battling – and losing sorely to – a long, lingering cold. Mmmmmm.

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    stephchows   October 22, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I bet it was the soup for sure :) soup cures all!

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    Heather   October 22, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Brilliant, and perfect timing. I've had a package of those Trader Joe's grains that I haven't known what t do with, and there's a big bunch of kale in my fridge. This is dinner tonight! :)

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    Jessica   October 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Ow! Could you maybe talk to Poppytalk about changing the font? Or maybe it's just my eyes it hurts.

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    kickpleat   October 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Amanda, I'm still fighting! I think I'll be cooking lots of soup in the near future.

    Heather, glad to inspire!

    I agree, Stephchows!

    Hmmm, really? I guess the font isn't the easiest read, Jessica. I'll pass it along.

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    Bijoux   October 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

    A great way to use up all kinds of refrigerator bits and bobs! Love the little "eyeball" pasta you used! Hope you are feeling better :)

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    kickpleat   October 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Bijoux, it's actually israeli couscous, though i do love the term eyeball pasta!

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    The Nervous Cook   October 30, 2009 at 8:47 am

    This soup looks like exactly what I need today! Your photos are lovely, simple and so appealing. I'm really enjoying your blog!

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    kickpleat   November 1, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks so much, Nervous Cook!

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