Tomato Kale Soup

I had such a hankering for soup last week so I looked in my cabinet and to see what was there. It was raining and my tomatoes weren’t quite red yet; going to the garden wasn’t really an option. I had a carton of chopped tomatoes and brown rice that was already cooked. Oh, and that pesky kale in my fridge that has been guilting me to eat it for the past week- I could use that too. Luckily, LunchBoxBunch had a great recipe for exactly what I needed.

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Tomato Kale Soup

  • 16 oz (or 2 cups) of chopped tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 4-5 stems kale, ribs removed and chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Puree the tomatoes in a blender or with an emulsion blender. Pour into a medium pot. Turn the heat to medium high.
  2. Stir in the vegetable broth, basil and red pepper chili flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the kale and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the kale has completely wilted.
  4. Stir in the nutritional yeast and brown rice. Cook for 5 minutes, until completely combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Serves 2.

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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