I have to agree. This soup is simple and amazing. We give it a thumbs up!
Christina also commented
- Mmm, I will make this during the week. It’s very timely your post. I have an Irish friend who reminices about her childhood and how Kale and Leeks were a staple in her household. Unfortunately her Mom boiled the heck out of the veggies, taking all nutrients out. This didn’t give her good feelings about Kale to this day…
I Managed an Irish store for 10 years and I’m not even Irish! The Irish people are welcoming, incredibly hospitable, spin a good yarn and love to have fun. Now some of my favourite Irish quotes:
May those who love us love us,
May those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts,
If he may not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles so that we know
Them by their limping…
Cead Mile Failte, One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
Have a great week and I look forward to the next recipes..
Recent comments by Christina
- Top Ten Reasons to Eat Breakfast
Sarah: You’re welcome! I always make sure to have something in my stomach when I’m out in the door in the morning.. even though it might not be traditional breakfast like cereal
- Recipe: Edamame Beans, Chickpeas, Shiitake Mushrooms and Spinach
What is the Arrowroot powder for? It is for a thickener??
- Invest In Yourself With High Quality Food
B: The article I wrote was written as suggestions and ideas.
It was a commentary on how many people choose to eat unhealthy food to save money because they don’t want to spend more money on perhaps healthier choices. We will willingly go and spend $5 on a gourmet coffee but not spend it on buying of several vegetables.
I certainly did not suggest that only overweight people are stupid or overshop. My husband is not overweight by any means and is a hoarder of food stuff. I am overweight and not a stupid woman. Sure, I make some poor choices. The issue is: It is about choice.
The principles mentioned in the article can apply to anyone and to any income. For example, dried beans can be purchased in bulk and in most cases are cheaper then the tinned variety. Also, bulk beans do not have the preservatives or salt such as tinned beans do. If you cannot grocery shop every week, you do have the option of freezing or perhaps making a variety of meals from some of the ingredients so that fresh does not spoil and go to waste. Some of the nutrients will be lost but vegetables, etc. are better then none. Do you live in a climate where you can grown your own produce outside or indoors? Could be an option. Reflect on your options.
As you mentioned, your family is on a limited income so that means you have to make choices with regards to food, clothing, and shelter. I am sure the same goes for food as well.
Life is all about choices and everyday we make a choice. Thank you for taking the time to express your comments.
- Recipe: African Peanut Stew
I made this tonight and did something different I would like to share.. I used Cashew Butter instead and to thicken the stew I waited until it cooled off a bit and added Isagenix Tomato Soup mix.. I am sure you know this but the soup mix is not to be added to water that is too hot because of the digetive enzymes.. It was very tasty so I scaled down the recipe and made enough for the two of us for our dinner. A nice treat on day two of the Vegetarian Challenge..
- Recipe: Lentil Loaf
I made this for a meal today. I didn’t have barley or rolled oats so I had to do a bit of substituting. I used spelt flakes and I used brown rice. Very tasty! I served it with sauteed zuchinni and mushrooms in tomato sauce. It made me happy!