take back the soup: wild rice, chickpea + kale soup

wild rice, chickpea & kale soup | everybody likes sandwiches

2014 is the year of soup. At least in my kitchen. As it’s well documented that my husband isn’t a fan, but I love soup and I’m reclaiming it for my own. Me and soup forever! Soup is what I was raised on, it’s what I ate during my lean years making minimum wage at a record store and it might even be that my matzoh ball chicken soup helped fuel the romance between me and my future husband. See, there’s at least one soup that my husband likes to eat.

wild rice, chickpea & kale soup | everybody likes sandwiches

This hearty, vegan, soup brimming with bright kale, wild rice, vegetables and chickpeas is not one of them. But I’m okay with that. He’ll survive. We’ve got cheese plates leftover from the holidays that will supplement his meal and served with a glass of red wine, he’ll quietly eat a bowl without so much a grimace.

wild rice, chickpea & kale soup | everybody likes sandwiches

Leftovers? Well, those are for me and I’m not complaining. The next day, the rice soaks up most of the liquid, so I add a bit of water to a small pot and it reheats nicely. Or keep it dense and you’ve got yourself a thick and hearty stew. Add a little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese over top and you’ll be happy that you kept those leftovers for yourself.

wild rice, chickpea & kale soup | everybody likes sandwiches

10 comments to “take back the soup: wild rice, chickpea + kale soup”

  1. 1
    Joanne   January 6, 2014 at 3:25 am

    The.Boy doesn’t love soups either, but call them stew and he’s so in. It’s really weird. I think I could convince him that this is worth eating!

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    Catherine   January 6, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Oh, well, maybe you will convert him yet. Soup and a sandwich is one of my most favourite meals and this looks pretty amazing.

    Happy New Year!

  3. 3
    Kate   January 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    This looks amazing. It’s -14F in Wisconsin right now and nothing sounds better than a hot bowl of soup for lunch. !! Thanks for sharing!


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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence   January 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    That looks so hearty and comforting. I wish I can ladle me a bowl right now. 🙂

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    cheri   January 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love soup with kale, this looks great!

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    Eileen   January 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Soup is the best! So easy and delicious and cheap. I love how this one is so packed with beans and greens–perfect winter sustenance.

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    Patricia Scarpin   January 7, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I love soup! Too bad the heat here makes it impossible for me to have some now. What a great idea to add kale to the soup, so nutritious!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe   January 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Bring on the soups! I’m totally with ya!

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   January 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I’m all over this soup – all of those wonderful veggies…

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    JoanneM   January 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    The stomach flu just swept through my home and I resorted to making lots of chicken broths and veggie broths this past week. Luckily, my husband doesn’t mind soup but I’m the one who can be a bit picky. I prefer thicker, stew-like soups, and I think I just found one I can make….yours!

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