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kale soup with chorizo 2We have moved beyond a crispness in the air to a most definite chill.

Not complaining, I enjoy winter and cold weather.  I don’t enjoy shoveling snow or my car sliding on ice but we won’t think of that now.  We will think of knit hats and scarves,  wearing knee-high socks, hot toddy’s and steamy warm bowls of soup.

kale soup with chorizo

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cabbage soup 2

What gives mother nature?

It’s still cold.

My daffodils want to know what’s up and my ankle socks say hey, were ready.

Jen fact: I can only handle two lengths of socks if any at all.

Knee-high or ankle.  Anything in-between is just weird.

Any who, I guess I’m not in a big outrage.  I’m still figuring out a good schedule for myself and I would hate to think I missed spring.

Plus the chill in the air means it is still a good time for soup!

cabbage

Huzzah for soup!

This one has a nice kick to it thanks to the mustard, ginger and caraway seeds.  Raise your hands if caraway seeds make you swoon.

No one, is that odd? I just mean that caraway seeds take whatever they’re in up to 11.  It’s a fact, you know it, it’s okay if you don’t want to say.

soup starters

I would totally bring this cabbage soup to your house if you were sick. It is brothy and vegetabley and spicy and is gonna make you want to eat it everyday for lunch, I did.

You should too, even beagle was intrigued.  Silly beagle, soup is for me.  and you!

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veggie soup 1I need to take a step back.

I need to regroup and get this year back on track.

I need to simplify things up and carve out those pockets of time where I can get them.

We can do this.

Go team Jen on three,

ONE, TWO, THREE, TEAM JEN, break.

veggie tonic 1

Okay. Now what?

Now we make soup!

A fast, simple, good for you soup.

A soup that will cure what ails ya that is delightful to boot.

veggie tonic

Eat some while reading a book!

Multitasking.

We’re doing it!  Team Jen for the win!

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roasted tomato soup

Fun Fact!

Did you know that until this here recipe for tomato soup I had only had it once before in all my 34 years?  Well it’s true and I really only had about 3.25 spoonfuls before I probably used some unsavory words and tossed the rest.  Ugh, it was horrible.

tomatoes and garlic

I guess I should rewind for a minute.  I don’t really know why I hadn’t tried before that unpleasant first experience.  I liked tomatoes, I liked tomato sauce and I liked ketchup.  True, maybe some (my mom) would say I was a tad fussy about certain things.  On Taco nights I wouldn’t eat the shell, salsa or cheese and the meat could not be too spicy.  I was served bland ground beef and shredded lettuce in a bowl for years.  I loved taco night!  Anyway, maybe my eating habits caused my mom to not bother with the hassle of figuring out what about tomato soup needed to change in order for her youngest child to eat some.

soup 2

Lets fast forward to my first attempt.  I just started college.  I was living on my own in a new city.  You know how it is, everyone gets a little crazy in college. That’s how I ended picking up a can of tomato soup during my grocery shopping .  “I’m an adult now, I’m sure I’ll like it”.  Oh man, how foolish youth can be?  Well I headed back to the dorms, heated it up in the community kitchen and as I stated before, gagged, used some colorful language and wasted my precious money on a vile soup.  “Never again” I said!  Well maybe I didn’t say that but I’m sure I shook my fists in the air vowing revenge.  No? oh, well then I probably just went to the dining hall and stocked up on cereals that I could take back to my room.

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mushroom kale soup This is one of those soups that I made knowing full well husband will not be eating.  One word, mushrooms.  It’s the food that’s a deal breaker with him.  He is a very persnickety eater if you haven’t picked up on that yet but sometimes he can be persuaded to give something a shot.  But mushrooms, that’s not going to happen.  One mushroom will cause an entire meal to be inedible to him.  If they are on pizza, well we don’t get them on pizza because they leave a vile taste even if picked off.  His words not mine.

garlic

Since I happen to be a fan of the mushroom I decided to try it with this garlic soup as its base because my husband wasn’t on board with that either.  Geez.  The upside to a soup just for me with no chance of Adam wanting any is that I can really swing for the stars and add some kale to the mix.  What drives me to take such risks?  Soup is on and it is delicious and it is all mine.  And yours if you want.

kale and mushrooms

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