Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup

Tonight’s dinner is inspired by one of the lovely contestants in Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog competition which I have been following!

I love reading all the amazing recipes and posts which the contestants have come up with. I am even more excited to know a few of the lovely ladies still in the running! Makes me proud.

This week the contestants had to do a video post on a recipe and the second I saw this post from the lovely Emily, I knew I had to make it ASAP! I made  a few changes to her recipe solely based on what I had in the kitchen, but I have plans to follow her exact recipe as soon as I make a trip to the grocery store!

Here is my attempt at an Ode to The Front Burner’s Soup:

I started off with washing some cauliflower

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I also then cut up half of a butternut squash

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I roasted the squash, cauliflower and a small potato in the oven at 400* for about 45 minutes or until they were browned and tender

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Cauliflower and butternut squash make me happy.

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I then washed a bunch of kale and chopped it up into pieces

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I then threw some chopped up onions and garlic in a pan with olive oil and I sautéed everything until tender.

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When those veggies were tender I added some carrots for color!

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While the veggies above were getting tender, it was time to pull the roasted veggies out of the oven.

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I added 4 cups of vegetable stock to the veggies on the stove and brought everything to a boil and then topped it off with the roasted veggies.

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Everything then hung out in the pot for a while

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And then eventually it magically became soup!

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Then I topped off the soup with some kale and put a lid over the pan to let the kale wilt and steam. I love that bright green color in the soup!

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When the kale melted down, it was time to add some protein to the mix, this was accomplished by topping everything off with black beans.

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I mixed everything around heating up the beans and then I was ready to get my soup on!

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I poured some soup into a salsabol and I was ready to eat (after a short photo shoot with my creation of course!

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I really love the combination of vegetables in this soup. The roasted veggies paired with the steamed and cooked veggies was a great mix of textures and flavors – I really enjoyed it!

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This was a soup you could make or season with as much or as little you want, and you can make it however you want too! I love recipes like this, you can personalize it to use your favorite vegetables!

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Have you been following Project Food Blog? What is your favorite entry so far? I am very impressed with Joe & Betsy’s submissions, I think everything they have done has been super creative. I also have been loving Emily’s (obviously) and Oh She Glows is awesome too! Who have you been enjoying reading?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Cari November 17, 2010 at 1:56 am

    haha Leslie check out my post today. I made something so similar! Great minds… 🙂

    So excited for Friday!

  • Reply Rose November 17, 2010 at 3:24 am

    This looks delicious – and easy, win win!

  • Reply Amanda - RunToTheFinish November 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    thank you for posting this!! i have had a huge craving for more veggies and this is just what I need. it's got that warm satisfing sort of feeling. yeahhh can't wait to make this now!

  • Reply ladypurpl November 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    A colorful and tasty mix! What was fiance's verdict? Where's the beef?

  • Reply Dinetonite November 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I enjoyed your blog very much. The information was interest to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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