Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Souper Day

It's been another fun day at work.  I got in a cool 9-7 day.  For those counting that's 10 hours.  I don't take lunch because I'm trying to construct the messiest keyboard known to man by eating at my desk- it's working!  Apparently being out of town for two days made my entire company fall apart and I had to fix it over the last couple of days.  I'm only kidding, but I do the grunt work and they were waiting for the grunt to come back!  The bright side is we are almost at Friday!

I've been doing the sick thing and although I'm getting better, I still have some nasty left.  I have made some soup over the last couple of days to remedy the situation.  I'm convinced that a ton of vitamins in the form of veggies will chase away the cold monster.  One thing that you need to know is I don't really make soup- I just throw in a bunch of veggies, veggie stock, close my eyes, and make a wish!

First Wish: Random Veggie Beet Soup
  • Veggie stalk, roasted beets, red onion, zucchini, Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Foursome veggies, shredded carrots, mushrooms, lots of cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, tomato paste
Second Wish: Pumpkin Soup
  • Yellow onion, carrots, celery, pumpkin puree, veggie stalk, garam masala, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper, fresh basil
I'm not telling you to follow the recipes, but I am telling you it's easy enough to create a quick soup and get in 3 days of veggies in one shot!

Dessert tonight was more randomness:
  • TJ's Vanilla Greek Yogurt, pumpkin puree, hemp protein powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips, and green sprinkles, because sprinkles make everything better!
 Another thing that makes me feel better is my compulsive baking:
I made brownies and brownie bites as I was making my soup.  Something about the smell of baking makes me feel better and I get my energy out in mixing everything together.
I'm off to catch some sleep and take care of my patient- hubby is sick too!

What's your favorite comfort food when you are feeling sick? I love soups, but have to be in the mood to eat them!  I also have a weird aversion to dessert, which really does mean I'm not feeling myself.


Katie ♥ said...

Girl i hope you get lots of dark chocolate for Valentines Day since it's your fave!!!!

I am so excited to go shopping because I have not been out, lol, makes it even more fun!!! I feel like a zombie since I have been snowed in!

Mighty Maple is the best, Bees Knees sounds ok, I neve heard amazing things about it so that is why I was wondering, I want to try the flavor The Heat Is On, I bet that is good!!

I hope you have a SOUPER day!! Ha!! Had to get ya, loving the soup!! All looks delish as do your baking yums!!

Love ya!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Hahaha I LOVE that you added sprinkles. I am a total sprinkles girl!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Yum!! Those soups look delicious and homemade to me! :-) Glad you're starting to feel a little better!

Anne Marie said...

My favorite comfort food is mac and cheese. I love it!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

The only thing that I eat when I am sick is soup. I love a homemade chicken soup or won ton soup from a Chinese restaurant.

Anonymous said...

i agree about what you said with soup- idk im usually not really in the mood! that soup sounds awesome though. comfort food..hmm... i really dont know to be honest! i usually like toast and butter..plain and simple

Julie said...

brownie bites are SO fun! perfect for yogurt toppings! and sprinkles! great addition girl :)

hope you get some relaxation time this weekend!!

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

I'm loving the pumpkin soup idea! You have so many great recipes, I'm just going to keep making them! Happy early V DAY!

Nelly said...

Brownies too! That is smart to make them single serve because I always eat the edges and that ends up beings ALOT!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that you put green sprinkles! at first i was like..what the heck is that?! haha!

love all the soup!! all i want is oatmeal and soup while im sick!

Diana said...

I'm with ya on the baking to feel better! I'm sick too and trying to figure out something yummy to put in the oven.

Hope you feel better soon! :)

Mari said...

I love soup when I am sick too or a hearty chili...and also sweets...lot and lots of sweet lol

Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said...

The brownies look so good... how did you get them to come out round like that?