Rainy Day Soup

It’s almost always raining in Vancouver. But sometimes, like today, it feels never-ending with the fog and the cold. Days like these make me feel like my entire life is a damp rainy day. On days like this, I make warm, hearty soup.

This recipe uses the sausage found in my Basic Seitan post from yesterday. You could also substitute it for a premade vegan sausage (I like the Tofurkey Kielbasa).

IMG_3135Just looking at this picture makes me excited to eat the leftovers in my fridge!

IMG_3120I absolutely love how simple one-pot soups are. It only takes as long as it does for this wild rice to cook!

IMG_3123Have a good cry over this onion. I have yet to discover how to stop this. If you have any tricks then let me know!

IMG_3125Mmm lacinato kale. Kale is secretly the reason I became a vegan. My Dad saw me eating this “weird, hippie food” while visiting them and bought me a vegan cookbook as a Christmas gift last year. Thanks, Kale! And Dad, he was a big part, too.

IMG_3128Right after I took this photo I accidentally knocked this colander into the sink, losing a fair amount of these navy beans.

IMG_3130This soup reminds me of a more satisfying miso soup.

IMG_3135Super easy!

This recipe is just about fool-proof. Try it on your next rainy day!

Rainy Day Soup

Serves 2-3 Ready in 40 minutes

  • 6 c vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c wild rice (dry)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 6-8 lacinato kale leaves, stems removed and torn to pieces
  • 2-3 T miso paste
  • 3/4 c canned navy beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 Basic Seitan Sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
  1. Heat up the vegetable broth and miso paste in a medium pot. Add the rice. Keep the soup at a simmer.
  2. After 30 minutes add the onion and garlic
  3. When onions are translucent, add the kale and beans.
  4. Once the kale has wilted, add the sausage. Heat through and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve hot!

Hope this soup warms up your cold, rainy days!

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