The Powerhouse

Everyone around me is coming down with something. What do you do when you need to fend off a pending cold? I eat pots full of soup and drink twice as much tea. This is the stew I cook up when I’m feeling a lil sniffle. It’s packed full with vitamins and warms your soul. Add some nutritional yeast instead of cheese or mix in any of your favorite vegetables- you can do no wrong with this soup.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped, medium thick
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 4-5 gold potatoes, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 rutabaga, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1-2 large sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of kale (purple stem goes great!), chopped
  • 1 can of cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Cracked pepper and salt to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. When it’s ready, saute the onion and garlic for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Add potatoes, zucchini, and rutabaga and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the broth, the rosemary, and the Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. A fork should go through the potatoes without any resistance.
  6. Add the kale and beans then cook for five minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve with your favorite bread and cheese.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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