Okay, let me just say I love soup. It’s so good. And it’s so easy to make! It’s something I eat quite often at home, but is vastly underrepresented here on Well and Full. So I’m going to start a little mini-series called “Soup Sundays”, where I post an easy and delicious soup recipe with a bunch of links that have caught my eye over the week. Kind of like smoothie sundays, but with soup! Perfect for the cold weather.
1 // If you didn’t see my post on Instagram, you might not have heard that I was featured in Thrive Magazine!! I have a three-page spread in their current issue and I couldn’t be more thrilled! You can pick up a copy at any Whole Foods nationwide, if you’re interested ;)
2 // MindBodyGreen has always been one of my favorite sources for holistic health information – they have a wealth of articles about nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and all things wellness. Recently I was lucky enough to write an article for them about what “detoxing” really is. You can check it out here!
3 // The MoMA has taken a stand against the controversial Travel Ban by featuring artwork from the seven Muslim-majority countries. I think this is absolutely amazing, and such a peaceful but powerful way of resisting the ban.
4 // In these times, I think it is so important to appreciate and show respect to the women in our lives. My local art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, is featuring a collection of art depicting the strength of women.
5 // With so much political misinformation going around, I’ve been reading more and more from PolitiFact, a non-partisan, Pulitzer Prize-winning website that fact-checks claims made by politicians and pundits. I would highly recommend checking it out. (Just a fun fact- 69% of what our president says [which has been actually analyzed] has been objectively proven to be either mostly false or completely false.)
6 // A food blog I’ve really been enjoying lately is Lauren Caris Cooks. Lauren’s recipes are mouthwatering, her photos are gorgeous, and she promotes animal rights using her platform.
7 // These nut milks + quinoa cereal by Golubka Kitchen look divine!!
Just a quick personal note – I know I have readers all over the political spectrum. But whatever you believe, keep informing yourself. Keep asking questions. Keep searching for the truth. NO ONE PERSON HAS A MONOPOLY ON THE TRUTH. Question everything!
Spicy Kale Soup
- 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion diced
- 1 Shallot minced
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sauté
- 3 Large Cloves Garlic minced
- 2 Cups Kale Greens chopped finely
- 6 Cups Vegetable Stock
- 1 Cup Canned Diced Tomatoes
- Squeeze of Lemon Juice
- Pinch of Cayenne or more to taste
- Salt to Taste if needed
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Dried Thyme
- 1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley
- 1/2 Cup Cooked Black/French Lentils to serve
Bring a soup pot to medium heat with a glug of extra virgin olive oil. Add in the diced/minced onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until onions are softened.
Then, add in the minced garlic and chopped kale greens, and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant. Be sure not to let the garlic brown - it will change the flavor of the soup.
After, add in the vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, lemon juice, and spices. Mix well.
Simmer everything for about 15 minutes, so the flavors can really meld.
When done, serve in bowls with black or French lentils.
Quote of the Day:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
– Albert Einstein