Vegan Cream of Broccoli and Kale Soup

Soup soup soup soup soup soup.

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

I have somethin’ on the mind. Polar Vortex or not, soup is always a good idea. It’s the original one-dish-wonder; it’s comforting; it’s healthy; I could eat it for days. And anyone who’s seen my bouillabaisse pot knows that I’m not lying….that thing can hold 30 cups. Yeah, I mean business when I make soup.

Oh, and not that anyone has made a New Years Resolution around this subject, but this soup would be great to balance out the tin of cookies and quart of spiked eggnog we consumed a couple weeks ago. And by “we,” clearly I mean “I,” and I totally don’t regret it. I am, however, making a lot of soup this month.

The best part about this soup is that Don’t stop! Keep reading…

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Kale Chips

Maybe mumsy was on to something, things can totally be simple and easy. For instance, say you randomly agree to lead a scavenger hunt, then you see an executive pastry chef bring in a beautiful cake at the museum where the hunt is, and you think, well this could be a little awkward, but what the heck, I’m gonna go for it, and you talk to her about a potential pastry internship and if that sort of thing exists. And guess what! It does! And I got her card! I just might find me a pastry internship yet!!! :D

So apparently sometimes things are just as simple as saying hi. Sometimes you just need some simple in your life, simple like these little beauties. I made Kale Chips! So easy and so yummy and healthy too!! :)

Heat your oven to 275. Toss kale with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, smokey paprika, and a little crushed red pepper. Bake them for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave them in there for another ~30 (try one out to make sure it’s crispy, crunchy deliciousness, and adjust baking time and seasoning accordingly) Then enjoy your bowl full of crispy, salty goodness! Simple! :)