Spring For This!

March 22, 2010

Our SUN came out this afternoon! It was a happy spring day. Not too warm, but springy nonetheless.

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I went by EarthFare on the way home from work to pick up lots of delicious fresh produce. I always say, nothing gets one motivated for healthy living more than a fully stocked fridge of healthy foods!

I didn’t really get hungry for a snack this afternoon so I didn’t eat one (I could have eaten one but chose not to for intuitive eating purposes). But whilst at EarthFare I nibbled on samples to tide me until dinner – a few nuts, a bread cube, a piece of cheese. I love grocery shopping <3

Once home I quickly made my lunch (tomorrow I am getting in my nutrients with SARDINES!) and Matt and I set to work on an AMAZING spring greens soup!!

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This recipe was totally worthy of a recipe page!!

But I can’t take the credit – we adapted the recipe from the Better Homes + Gardens spring issue and made a few changes.

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As I say on the recipe page…

This soup is fresh and thick and oh-so-delicious. The flavor profile of parsley, potato and buttahh :mrgreen: are rich, yet the soup is still cream free and light enough to not weigh you down.

Garnish with sautéed mushrooms, homemade croutons, bacon tidbits or greek yogurt.

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This was SOOOOOOO GOOOD!!! I didn’t really think I liked parsley that much, but I decided to get it because it was hella cheaper than arugula and the other expensive greens. I decided that I love Italian parsley!! Reminds me of my mom’s parsley potatoes, which I used to not like when I was little, but I think the flavor memory makes me like it now! (Aren’t you glad mom!?)

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The soup was herby yet thick and potato-y and the buttery shrooms and doughy bread were just perfect.

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Extra croutons on the side!

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He liked it too!

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It must be spring – Charlotte’s web hatched!

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Ended the evening with a spoonful of Cacao Bliss. Going up to read in bed!

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

You are the queeeeeen of soups! I need gotta try that one out along with the other famous ones here. I love love love spring but hate hate hate the crazy pollen of NC!


2 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers March 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

wow-zaaaaa! that looks great! at first glance i thought it was one of your SIAB creations, but when i saw the mushrooms, i did a double take. :) sounds like a fantastic recipe!


3 zestycook March 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm

oh wow that soup does look amazing! It would be nice and filling :)


4 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Oh yum!!! It looks like a green monster SIAB!


5 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

That soup looks so delish! And I love that spoon -where do you get your fun spoons??


6 Kath March 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Spoon is straight from Kenya home in my suitcase last year!


7 Food Makes Fun Fuel March 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I don’t think I could enjoy so much greens. I’m about to scoop some mint ice cream right now, but even that’s white, haha :-) Enjoy the night!


8 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Ohhh that soup looks delish!! I made an asparagus “cream” soup that I’m writing up right now!


9 Lisa @bakebikeblog March 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Wow that soup DOES look good – and I love the bowl you served it in too!


10 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I love Italian parsley– it’s so fresh tasting! We have buds, but no blossoms yet…soon, soon!


11 jaclyn@todays lady March 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I love the look of this soup!!! So creamy without the cream!

Have a relaxing evening! I’ll be studying Bio and Chem while you read :)


12 Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) March 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

That looks delicious (I do love anything green!). I must try that.

Spring is blooming! So thrilling. I want to get some Cacao Bliss- hard to pay that much for it though– but looks worth it!


13 Gabriela March 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Wow – that soup looked OH-SO-GOOD!
Lovely pics, btw. As usual 😉
Have a terrific week, Kath!
Brazilian XOXO´s,


14 Lisa @ Early Morning Run March 22, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Truthfully, not sure if I’d enjoy the green soup but it does look beautiful. I love the Spring pictures as well! It’s been raining here all day and the flowers look fantastic!


15 Jenny March 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Nothing like greens and chocolate PB to end the day with!


16 Daniel March 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Very awesome recipe! It might just be what I was looking for to go with the 100% WW bread I made that didn’t rise but should make nice soup bread~

I also like how you did the nutritional breakdown for the soup on the recipe page, that’s pretty neat to see all the good stuff you’re putting in your body. 😀


17 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm

That is such a bright pretty green soup.


18 Lauren @ eater not a runner March 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

That looks delicious! I love the bright green (springy) color :-)


19 Cynthia (It All Changes) March 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I love how food preferences seem to change with the seasons. Enjoy the food memories.


20 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

that soup looks AH-MAY-ZING!!! i love blended veggie soups…makes you feel like you’re eating something naughty :)


21 Mara @ What's for Dinner? March 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Hmm… don’t think I’d like that much parsley in soup, but who knows!


22 Catherine March 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Ummm is that a spider? I reeally hope not! Not looking forward to those terrifying creepy crawlers coming back out of hiding. Ahh totally gives me body shivers!!!!


23 Nora@LiveLifeEatRight March 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Kath, I LOOOVVVVEEE those little spoons! I just purchased some Kodiak Cakes from open sky :) I’ve read so much about them, I cant wait to try. You should get some serving dishes/SPOONS on your page, you have such great taste!


24 Kath March 23, 2010 at 5:16 am

Oh good idea!!! I will try to hunt down some little spoons :)


25 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Those flowers are beautiful! I’m SO glad it’s SPRING!!!

What an awesome smoothie Kath!


26 Cole March 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Mmm…sauteed mushrooms are amazing


27 kate March 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Love the idea of a salad soup – the toppings look amazing!


28 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

that soup looks so good. i plan on making it, but probably unblended because i don’t have a nifty vita mix!


29 Candice March 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Your soup totally looks like a smoothie – delicious either way!!

Love your flower pictures – I am so excited for Spring!


30 Nicole March 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

That soup sounds really good! For some reason, we’ve been eating a ton of homemade soups at my house recently. This looks like it would be a great one to try!

(And I just love the colors in these pictures!)


31 Kelly March 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

That soup looks delicious!! I’d love to try to make it sometime. Maybe this week! :) Thanks!!


32 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl March 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Yay for Spring!!

And the soup looks SO fresh and delicious!!! 😀


33 Hannah and Esther March 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Yum! This soup looks very good. I just had my wisdom teeth out and this soup is something I could have, without the mushrooms and croutons of course:)

We just found your site, love all the oatmeal ideas, right know me and my sister are working on a all oats breakfast recipe cookbook!

Esther from DeL Sisters Kitchen


34 Kath March 23, 2010 at 5:17 am

Oh no you beat me to it!!!


35 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Holy crap is that soup ever green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 Amy March 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Thank you for the pretty pictures of the outdoors! It brightens my day :-) It’s rainy here.

That soup looks delish.


37 Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife March 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Until I read the recipe, I assumed the soup was cold :) …maybe because it looks like a green monster? or because it was in clear bowls? anyway, it sounds great – thanks for sharing!

Also, I love your Kenyan spoons!


38 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Love the flower pics! Soup sounds so good right now. It’s pretty chilly in the mountains in the evening so I’m planning on tomato soup for supper soon.


39 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) March 23, 2010 at 12:26 am

That soup look really good! I love Italian parsley, we go through it like water lol–Italian is the cuisine of choice around here. :)



40 Tracie @Hollafoodzone March 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

I love that springy GREEN color of the soup!


41 aubrey March 23, 2010 at 12:45 am

Hi Kat!

That soup looks fantastic- an easy way to get your greens in.
One of my good friends sells her handmade teas online and I think they are right up your alley- all natural, hand blended, and lots of herbal and caffeine free options. We’d like to send you some samples if you could send me an email.
Thanks! – aubrey


42 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 23, 2010 at 2:46 am

I like the sound of that soup, especially since you’ve raved about it so much :) I’ll definetly be checking that one out!


43 Hannah March 23, 2010 at 5:25 am

I think the idea of using mushrooms as a garnish is inspired! But ick re: spiders… I love Charlotte’s Web and all, but real spiders? No thanks!


44 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 23, 2010 at 6:03 am

What a beautiful and clean green soup. Perfect for both Spring and the month of March.


45 The Paris Food Blague March 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

wow that looks really good. how i love butter especially when it is written as buttah

a bientot
the paris food blague


46 Lauren March 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

Eeep! I hate spiders! The smaller the worse!


47 Teri [a foodie stays fit] March 23, 2010 at 8:42 am

I thought it was a SIAB at first too!

I love your bowl!


48 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale March 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

A very pretty soup too! It actually looks a lot like the soup we had at our wedding, but that was a spring pea!

I might actually be able to get my husband to try this one. Usually, he hates pureed soups, but sometimes if they’re potato based, he’s more willing.


49 Kacy March 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

That sounds like an incredibly interesting soup. I am not a huge parsley fan, but may have to give this a try.


50 Gena March 23, 2010 at 11:01 am

Green soup??!?! Oh man, this one is right up my alley :)


51 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

oh my! Look at those flowers. I’m so jealous! I can’t wait for Spring! 😀


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