Home Made Fresh Vegetable Soup: Good For Your Soul (and Your Health!)


Aaaahhhh! There’s just something about soup that makes you want to put on PJ’s and hug yo mamma.

The problem is, when you buy soup from the store, you don’t really know what’s in it. It’s probably loaded with sugar or sodium. It’s probably got some chemical in it to make it last a long time on a shelf. Gross!

Soup is an intimate thing (that’s why we want someone to bring it to us when we are sick, right?) Let’s reacquaint ourselves with some kick-ass soup that is really good in your mouth and really good on your waistline!

Chef B’Friend’s Impromptu Veggie Soup Recipe: 

Ingredients: (and make sure they’re of good quality, and that means farmers market or organic. It’s important!)

  1. The Holy Trinity of Soup (celery, carrot, and onion.)
  2. Water
  3. EVOO
  4. Veggie Bouillon (preferably low-sodium)
  5. Kale
  6. Mixed Beans (kidney, garbanzo, navy, whatever.)
  7. Corn
  8. Sea Salt
  9. Garlic Powder


  1. Get a medium pot on the burner with some EVOO going (just enough to not burn the Holy Trinity.)
  2. Pop the chopped Trinity in the pan and let it soften with low-medium heat.
  3. After it’s softened to your satisfaction, add in a little water and 2 veggie bouillon cubes. Not too much water. Start with one cup.
  4. Add the beans, the corn, and the finely chopped kale.
  5. Let it lightly simmer together.
  6. After 10-30 minutes (your choice), taste it and season it appropriately with the sea salt and garlic powder. Crank some black pepper on there if you wish (optional.)
  7. Put it in a bowl and spoon it into your mouth! (You should have lots leftover to either share with someone you like or you could hoard it away in your fridge and guard it like a dragon. Your choice. No judgement.)


Do you have a favorite soup recipe, perhaps one your mom always made for you when you were sick? Or maybe one you always had when winter started? Share! Leave a comment! 

P.S. In other news today, don’t park like this person did at the market today or everyone will think you are a jerk:


P.P.S. Look at the biggest potato masher ever that I spotted while shopping today! Just hangin’ out by a chef statue.



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