Soup is the perfect gift for a new family, a new neighbor, a sick friend. Leave the trinkets and potted plants behind and get down to what will truly offer healing and love. Pair a pot of homemade soup or a big jar of nourishing stock with a loaf of warm whole grain bread and you’ll never be forgotten. Parents can support each other by trading soup. It’s just as easy to make a big pot as a small pot. Work out an arrangement with another family where you swap soups once a week. Help each other. Create peace and renewal. Nourishment on many levels.
Here’s one of our favorite soups from Cookus Interruptus. Cooked white beans, fresh sage and a touch of tomato paste create the creamy base for this nourishing soup. Ribbons of kale add color, texture and major nutrients. Serve with Pumpkin Pecan Muffins or a bit slice of warm bread and butter. Make a double recipe and give half to another family. Who can resist?
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About Cynthia Lair
Cynthia Lair’s web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of Feeding the Whole Family with foreword by Mothering’s beloved Peggy O’Mara.