Kale & Vegetable Soup

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by Chris on May 2, 2011

energia/energy

Happy Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 Monday! It was a stunningly beautiful weekend here and I am sorry to see it end. But, I am excited that, in just one month, the school year will be over and I can enjoy more days with a little more freedom of mind. There are so many things I want to do around my house so I can put it back on the market looking fresh so the time away from the school will be a welcomed break. Anyone want to buy a townhouse?  :)

I am also excited to get out and about more in the coming months.  My plans for the summer is what ties into today’s Eat. Live. Be. topic. We are to choose one bad habit that we want to break. And, mine is socializing more, which is something I did (probably a little too) often. However, since I returned back to the area a year and 1/2 ago, not only have I misplaced my ability to multi-task to the 1000 degree I used to, I have also been a bit of a recluse.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I leave my house for work and do get out to dinner every now and again with people like Tami and Bren. But, I  am really all about staying in.  There are more days now that I feel if I could, I would never leave my home.  So, my habit to break is my newly found need for isolation and be the social butterfly I used to know.

The other habit I would like to break is buying too much food.  I am one person.  Just me.  Every now and again, the teen will stay with me, but those weekends are few and far between now that he’s so involved with school. So, why can’t I stick to a list when I go to the market.  Wait…I guess I need to actually write that list down if I am going to keep to it, right? I walk through the aisles and all these grandious ideas pop in my head…Oh, I can make this, or Wouldn’t it be great to pair this and that together? or, like my tweet on Saturday, How do I utilize these?

I shop with every intention to cook/eat everything in my basket.  But, it simply doesn’t happen.  Because I buy mostly fresh ingredients, the food has a distinct expiration date, so the wilting tells all.  Plus, I am not a “freezer” girl; I’ve never really have been one to toss something in the freezer.  It gets forgotten.  Out of sight out of mind, right?

Maybe a little energy/brain food will help me break my habits. A hearty soup like this kale soup is bound to do the job. Extremely healthy for us, Kale is an energy- packed green leafy vegetable that helps fight cancer, lowers cholesterol and is backed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. It is great in a saute, or baked as “chips“, too!

 

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Kate May 2, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I love kale in soups. I’m working with my mom to introduce her to new greens and kale is the latest introduction.

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Maris (In Good Taste) May 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

This looks like the ultimate in cozy warm and healthy food

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Bren May 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

let’s get out more, buy less at the store, eat more sushi and then diet on this soup! i love the colors! staying at home and being a recluse will no doubt put extra ” on us! :) :)

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Miel et Lait May 3, 2011 at 2:10 AM

My grandmother loved kale in her soup… but not me! The sight of the soup brings back fond memories, thank you!

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