Tale of Two Soups

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I had a typical sick day lunch: hot soup and hot tea.


I made a quick egg drop soup along with some Whole Grain Goodness toast with a dab of real butter and more mate vana to drink.


I’ve been trying to rest and Bailey has been trying to help me feel better with his cuddle-power.




He definitely helps me feel better.


Hubby picked up one of my faves -a cinnamon roll – while he was out buying bread today.


I think I’ve mentioned here before but when I’m under the weather, I eat for a couple things including nutrition and what makes me happy. Cinnamon rolls definitely make me happy.

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Late afternoon, I got started on some cooking projects. I decided that since I was feeling sick-y and it was rainy outside that soup would be a good idea.


I decided to tackle two recipes so I could make extra to freeze for later:

  • Eat Drink & Be Vegan – Lemon Lentil Chickpea Soup
  • Ina Garten – Chicken Noodle Soup

I know it seems adventurous to try two soups, but I’ve made one before and knew it was super simple…plus cooking relaxes me.

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I made a bit of a mess in the kitchen but it will be worth it later when we have quick meals we can pull out of the freezer faster than you can say “takeout”.


I even managed to prep some individual blueberry crisps using frozen blueberries we picked up at the farmers market earlier in the summer. I got these baking when we were ready to sit down to dinner.


With two soups cooked, hot and ready to eat, I had a tough choice. I decided the Chicken Noodle would be better for me and went with that.


Plus more Whole Grain Goodness toast with real butter lightly spread on.


I was pretty happy about those berry crisps, too.

Hubby and I enjoyed dinner whilst bouncing between Bear Gryllis trying to catch a shark with his bare hands and Master Chef.

Anywho, check out the fruits of my labor…


We have 3 servings of chicken noodle soup for later in the week…


…plus 7 servings of the vegan lentil soup, which I plan to freeze for later.

I just love having home-cooked soups waiting on me in the freezer – they make for great, quick meals when you’re short on time but want healthful eats.


Time to bust out my label maker…


I’ve got some soups to put up!


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I have a BIG day tomorrow! I’m teaching my first public zumba class with my fitness company. Why is this a big deal? Because I’m going to have regulars! They are harder because they know when you mess up. 😆 eeks! Gotta finalize my playlist and pick out an outfit!


Lastly, let me leave you with this amazing video my sister emailed me.

Wow! Makes me wish I kept up with my piano lessons…I would like to start them up again one day…I just need more money and free time (don’t we all?).

Did you / do you play any musical instruments?

12 thoughts on “Tale of Two Soups”

  1. Eat drink and be vegan is the go-to cookbook in our (meat-and-dairy eating) household. You MUST try the Moroccan phyllo rolls w/ the balsamic sauce. Amazing. It’s what Huby cooks to impress company! Oh, and the popeye spaghetti sauce is the perfect combo of fast+cheap+easy+healthy+tasty. Feel better soon!

  2. Your soup looks delicious – and it’s so nice to have leftovers for quick & easy meals. Good luck with your Zumba tomorrow – you’ll do great! Oh – and we are obsessed with our label maker. Billy “labels” everything. Haha.

  3. Great ideas on freezing the soups. I’m hoping I’ll have a weekend soon where I can do cooking marathon.

    I took piano lessons before when I was younger, it felt like a task to I hated it. Now looking back, how I wish I continued and have talents with instruments. I did keep up with dancing lesson and then continued on my own as an adult.

  4. wow – they are some tasty looking soups!

    Oh my – I just found Bear’s show the other day and LOVE IT!!! Although it took Mr BBB a good half an hour to convince me that the fella’s name was actually ‘Bear’…I thought he was joking with me 😉

  5. I always crave comfort foods whenever I am sick. A classic is grilled cheese! It’s the only thing I want when I don’t feel well. Hope you feel better soon and good luck tomorrow!!!

  6. Feel better!

    I love cinnamon/sugar toast when I am not feeling well.

    Those soups look delicious – I need to get my hands on Eat Drink and Be Vegan – that soup sounds amazing!


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