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Date Night Soup | For Valentine’s Day

Date Night Soup | For Valentine's Day | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe

This post was written in collaboration with Jord Wood Watches. All opinions are my own

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I wanted to make this post about Valentine’s Day, about having the perfect date night with your sweetheart, about delicious soup and beautiful wood watches. But I feel called to say a few words on the situation in our country right now. There is so much hate and intolerance in our current administration. As a Christian, I cannot stand idly by while those in need are rejected from the safety of our country. Matthew 25:35-40 specifically comes to mind.

While I will definitely being speaking more on these issues in upcoming posts, I want to transition into talking about positive things – things like love and Valentine’s Day and cooking for people you love. I know a lot of people don’t like Valentine’s Day…. “you don’t need a specific day to show love”, they say. And they’re absolutely right, you don’t. But I personally think that it’s nice to have a day set aside to appreciate and spend time with the person / people you love.

A way that I show love is by cooking for people. It’s an act of service, to feed someone else, to nourish their body and soul with a delicious meal. That’s where this Date Night Soup comes in. I wanted to make something warming – literally – for the heart and body. It would be perfect for a date with your significant other, your best friend, or even your mom or dad! And taking only 30 minutes to throw together, it’s a no-fuss Valentine’s Day meal that is sure to impress.


You might be wondering, though… why is there a really cool watch in all these photos? Well, Jord Wood Watches, an awesome company that makes (you guessed it) watches from wood, sent me a gorgeous dark sandalwood watch to share with y’all. And they were even kind enough to host an EXCLUSIVE contest for my readers – just follow this link, and you can enter to win a $100 gift code towards your own watch! Even just entering alone will get you a $25 gift code, so it’s win-win.

But on a personal note, I just want to thank the kind folks over at Jord for hosting this contest …. we could all use a little more positivity and beauty in our lives right now. <3

Enter the contest here!

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Date Night Soup | For Valentine's Day
 
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This date night soup is the perfect meal to make your sweetheart for Valentine's Day - it's easy to throw together, delicious, and will warm up your evening!
Serves: Serves 2, with a little left over
Ingredients
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sauté
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme, just the leaves
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Salt to Taste (very important!)
  • ½ Tsp Pepper
  • ¼ Tsp Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • Pinch Cayenne (optional)
  • Cooked Pasta, to serve (between 2-3 cups)
  • Fresh Herbs, to serve (if you like)
Instructions
  1. Bring a soup pot to medium heat with a glug of olive oil.
  2. Add in diced onion and celery, and sauté until onions are soft, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Then, add in minced garlic and fresh thyme leaves and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, until garlic is fragrant. Be careful not to let the garlic brown!
  4. Then, add in lemon juice, vegetable stock, water, and spices. Add salt to taste - this is very important!
  5. Once everything is added in the pot, let simmer for about 15 minutes, so the flavors can really meld.
  6. When done, serve soup over cooked pasta. I used heart-shaped noodles, but you can use any type you like! I wrote 2-3 cups in the recipe, but you can really use as much or as little pasta as you like. Cooked rice or grains (like wheatberries or spelt) would be great too!
  7. Serve with fresh herbs if you like - I used a little parsley and some sprouts.
  8. Enjoy!

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Quotes of the Day:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
– Desmond Tutu

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. 

– Jackie DeShannon



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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacey | Goodness is Gorgeous
    January 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Aww those pasta hearts are too cute, food like this is definitely the way to my heart :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks Stacey!! I love pasta that comes in fun shapes! :)

  • Reply
    Lily
    January 29, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    What kind & where did you get those heart pastas? They are too cute and I need them in my life. :)

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Hey Lily! My mom got them for me, and I think she got them at T.J. Maxx or Marshalls :)

  • Reply
    annie
    January 30, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I too am all about acts of service/showing love through cooking. That is why I almost always cook whatever my fella asks me to, or why I’ll stay up late packing his lunch even if I’m exhausted. Some may call it quaint or outdated or regressive….but I find joy and fulfillment in such acts.

    Lovin’ this sweet and simple soup.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      I don’t think it’s outdated at all… I think it’s just a nice gesture!! Showing someone you love them through cooking is pretty darn cool :)

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    January 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Forget all the cutesy, pink, chocolate-covered Valentine’s day foods floating around right now, heart-shaped noodle soup is so subtly sweet and Valentine’s perfect!! Nourishing food that actually makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside–you nailed it :)

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Awww thanks Natalie!! I’m not gonna lie, I love those cutesy pink cookies and stuff but a soup is perfect for date night ;)

  • Reply
    Kris
    January 31, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I really appreciate when a blogger I follow for nutrition or fashion speaks up about what’s troubling in our country right now. Thank you for your voice.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Thank you for your support, Kris <3

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