Soup, is where it’s at! And I do soup, very well!
I love how a good soup can warm you up on a cold day. I also appreciate, how soup has healing properties for your soul! I consider soup the ultimate in comfort food, but without the caloric devastation of comfort food (for the most part anyway).
I make several types of soup on a regular rotation: potato soup, vegetarian tortilla soup, vegetarian chili, pea soup, and vegetarian Italian wedding soup.
The soup up today, Vegetarian Italian Wedding Soup. I do use chicken stock for the base, but you could easily substitute with vegetable stock.
8 cups chicken stock
Bunch of chopped kale
Bag of baby spinach
Can fire roasted tomatoes
3 large chopped carrots
1 bag gardein vegetarian “meatballs”
1 cup Israeli couscous
1/4c olive oil
Tbsp garlic powder
Salt and black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients except for meatballs and couscous into a large heavy pan. Allow to cook on medium flame until kale and carrots are soft. Add couscous and meatballs and simmer soup for about 10 mins. Serve soup with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper.