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Dreary Night, Comforting Soup

by Meghann on May 26, 2009

On the drive home from work this evening the dark, dreary atmosphere of thunderstorms and rain really had me craving a nice, hearty bowl of soup.

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The best thing about soup is that its incredibly easy to make and you can literally throw anything in it and have it come out amazing.

For this particular soup I dug in to my fridge and cabinets for these lovely ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Portobello Mushroom Pacific Soup
  • Onion
  • Broccoli
  • Yellow Squash
  • Edamame
  • Tomato
  • Nakd Quorn Cutlet
  • Chili Powder
  • S&P

I simply heated up all the veggies with the seasoning and the quorn cutlet until everything was soft. I then poured the mushroom soup broth over and was done.

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On the side I had the last 1/4 of my 5 Grain Baguette.

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It was the perfect comfort food.

You know what else makes perfect comfort food? Ice Cream!

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I had a Coconut Milk Ice Cream Bar. Yum! Yum! Yum!

This afternoon I finally got around to sampling the Better Whey of Life Yogurt I was sent the other week to review for the blog.

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I tried the French Vanilla with Quaker Oatmeal Squares mixed in.

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Honestly…. it was ok. It was a little too thin for my taste. I prefer thick, creamy yogurt, it just was not for me. But to each their own.

Did anyone watch the series Life As We Know It a few years back? I Netflixed the series and its pretty addicting. Why is it all the better shows only lasted a season? Maybe its the fact I didn’t discover them until 5 years after they had been cancelled. lol

1 BethT May 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Yes, I LOVED that show and hated to see it canceled. Dumb networks.

2 Gina G May 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

i loved it! i was so bummed when it was cancelled =(

3 spicygranola May 26, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Your soup is so colorful! Hooray for not following the standard american diet! I feel your pain about that show, I am always finding good ones after they are prematurely cancelled. Thank goodness for Netflix.

4 Matt May 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Yeah it’s been raining a lot here too. It seems like it’s been raining for the past week!

5 Nicole May 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Mmmmm! The soup you made looks absolutely delicious. It looks sort of like the soup I had for dinner!

6 Bridget May 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm

That soup looks chock full of wonderfulness!!! YUM!!! The ice cream bar made me drool a little, not gonna lie! Its funny thought that I only crave soup when its below 30 degrees ๐Ÿ™‚ I dont think you have THAT problem…I can see how the rain will get you down though.

7 glidingcalm May 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

that soup sounds awesome!!! i love the broccoli and quorn cutlet addition!!!

8 meg May 26, 2009 at 9:19 pm

We are having lots of rain tonight too! Sounds like a great night for soup!

9 Bec May 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

The soup looks amazing!

10 lilveggiepatch May 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

So funny that you mention that show… I JUST watched disc 3! Love it. The camera-talking is a little corny, but whatever.

Yummy soup!

11 Marissa May 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Coconut ice cream is sooo good! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it tastes much better than milk products!

12 Rosalie May 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Ah! Yes I loved that show too. Your soup looks great! I will have to try that when I have a microwave next week for the first time in years and years. I’ve just started reading your blog but I am really enjoying it!

–R

13 daphne May 26, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Better Whey of Life…Just OK!?!?! It’s packed with 3X more protein and 1/3 less sugar than your avg yogurt (PLUS probiotics and fiber). And, the protein is WHEY protein, the best protein you can put in your body! I dropped a skirt size when incorporating into my diet.

I think you should give it another whirl — we may not be ice cream, but we are probably one of the most nutritious foods you can have for breakfast or post-workout!

Daphne
CEO, Better Whey of Life
twitter @proteingirl

14 Meghann May 27, 2009 at 4:57 am

You’re right the yogurt does have some awesome benefits that really had me looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately taste always triumphs awesome benefits to me. I would rather eat something a little more natural with less protein that tastes amazing. So sorry to be so honest. You really do have a great product, it’s just not for me.

15 daphne May 27, 2009 at 7:24 am

Want us to send you another flavor? We would be happy to!

Daphne

PS – At least we can get an “A” for effort!

16 grace b May 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm

GREAT Show! My friend has it on DVD. The drama was so addicting. You should also check out My So Called Life–my favorite 90s show (even though I was too little to watch it when it was on). ๐Ÿ™‚

Man I NEED to get my hands on some coconut ice cream! those bars look amazing!

17 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) May 27, 2009 at 12:05 am

ugh i hate hate hate when good shows get cancelle. such a bummer!

18 Stacey May 27, 2009 at 7:17 am

I’ve never heard of that show, I used to be addicted to Six Feet Under until it got a little too crazy for me!

It’s cloudy and rainy here too ๐Ÿ™

19 Danielle May 27, 2009 at 8:04 am

I could seriously go for a nice big bowl of soup right now! This rain is so depressing.

20 redheadyellowdog May 27, 2009 at 8:04 am

that’s so funny! I just put that show on my netflix queue the other day bc I thought it looked good. random. glad to hear it’s a good watch.

21 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) May 27, 2009 at 11:32 am

I prefer creamy yogurt too but at least you had some Quaker crack (I mean squares, haha) to put in it. I love that cereal!

22 Quinn May 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I didn’t watch the show – but my sister LOVED it. It was pretty short lived if I recall.

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