Love Grows Where Rosemary Goes

Friday, January 7, 2011

 I finally got to go to a Whole Foods while I was in Tacoma visiting my mom! Not just one, but 2!!! I was ecstatic! I tried a soup at the first Whole Foods that was a revelation. It was so simple yet so delicious. I knew that as soon as I got home, I had to recreate it! It is something I never would have come up with on my own if I hadn't been inspired by that soup at Whole Foods. I tend to overthink soups and throw everything I can think of in them. Then I picked up some roasted rosemary potatoes at the second one for my mom to go with her dinner, and luckily she saved some so that I could try them! I was fascinated by them too, so while I had the rosemary, I decided to make a duo of soup and potatoes. Without further ado...

Kale, White Bean, and Rosemary Soup
3 stalks kale (take kale off stalk)
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cans reduced sodium white beans
1 stalk fresh rosemary (take rosemary off stalk)
1 tsp vegetable bouillon
Salt and Pepper to taste

Reserve some of the vegetable broth. Combine the rest of the vegetable broth and bouillon in soup pot on stove on medium. Using a food processor, blend some of the vegetable broth and the rosemary for a minute or so until the rosemary is in tiny particles. Pour into pot. Put the rest of the vegetable broth in the food processor with the kale and pulse just until the kale is in smallish pieces. Add to the soup pot. Finally, rinse the white beans and add to the soup. Season the soup. I brought the soup to a boil and simmered soup for about an hour to really develop the flavors, but you can cook however long you want. Enjoy! :)

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Baby red potatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut baby potatoes into four pieces per potato. Toss with some oil (I used grapeseed oil), salt, and pepper. Tear the rosemary off the stalk and sprinkle over the potatoes. Cook for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. It might take more or less time, depending on how many potatoes you have. Enjoy!

3 pieces of love:

Laury@The Fitness Dish said...

Hey, there!!! I am so excited you finally got to a Whole Foods! I feel lucky, yet cursed, having one down the street. It breaks the bank for sure!! But there's no where like it!!!!

The recreation of the soup looks great! I often get inspiration from restaurant dishes or something I saw at the market! You did good with it!


Anonymous said...

That soup sounds very good... just missing some chicken or hamburger!! :)

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Mmm, I'm all about that soup! I just tried kale for the first time a few days ago and now I'm dying to put it into other goodies. I bet a little Parmesan would be amazing on top!

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