Chickadee Says: Hearty Organic Vegetable Soup

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hearty Organic Vegetable Soup

Hello Darlings!

Normally I am in the camp that soup on its own is not a meal. I am a texture girl-- something needs to crunch. And while soup is delicious, it is a little too liquid. But if you have been following me on Instagram you’ve seen that I have been following I.AM.YOU. Studio’s Detox to Retox program, which they so graciously sent me to try. (A post with a full review of the program will be coming soon!)  Yesterday’s meal plan called for veggie soup as part of lunch, so I threw together what I had in the refrigerator and the pantry and this super filling veggie soup was born. While more like a stew than a soup, it was beyond delicious, even without my beloved crunch!

Ingredients: (All Organic)

  • A collection of vegetables- I used:
    • 1 Sweet Potato
    • 4 Yellow Potatoes
    • ½ Bunch Kale
    • 4 Large Carrots
    • 2 Yellow Onions
    • Shitake Mushrooms
    • White Button Mushrooms
  • ½ Bunch Flat Leaf Parsely + extra for garnish
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 tsp. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Tarragon Leaf
  • 1 tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. Prep your vegetables by washing, peeling, then chopping everything into chunks.
2. Preheat a large saucepan and add olive oil, wait until oil ‘shimmers’ then add the sweet potato, yellow potatoes, garlic cloves, and onions. Toss with olive oil and let brown about 5 minutes.
3. Add paprika, thyme, tarragon, and black pepper. Toss.

4. Add carrots, parsley (leaves only), kale, and enough water to cover the vegetables by at least an inch.

5. Bring to a boil then let simmer.

6. After about 15 minutes add mushrooms and let simmer 10 more or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.

7. Garnish with extra parsley and serve hot.


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