Eating Soup Gives me Such a Feeling of Wellbeing

A Crock Pot of Soup
@bagarad (12838)
Paso Robles, California
March 17, 2018 6:15pm CST
I've been making a lot of soup during these cold months. I made another pot last night. It's still simmering in my crockpot. This batch has everything but the kitchen sink in it. I start almost very soup I make with prepared chicken or beef broth, onions, and garlic. The meat I plan to use determines what else I put in it. The soup in the pot now has celery, carrots, kale, quinoa, oregano, thyme, parsley, sea salt, leftover chicken, henbit (a weed) some dandelion leaves and a can of chopped tomatoes. Most of the kale came from seedlings in my lawn from a plant that reseeded in fall. I started the soup yesterday and it cooked all night and part of today. We had it for lunch. It felt so good going down on this rainy day. It was tasty, but I also knew I was putting wholesome food in my body. It gave me a feeling of wellbeing. I'll keep it hot until tonight, and have some more then before putting part in the refrigerator and part in the freezer to pull out on a cold night or if someone gets sick. What's your favorite kind of soup? Do you ever put weeds in your soup?
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@sharon6345 (142173)
• United States
18 Mar
no I won't be putting weeds in my soup. I am glad you enjoyed yours. I saw a video with a lady picking out weeds in a huge open space. Had invited people to dinner. Her and her kids were eating. No one else.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I hide them in the soup. My husband didn't even know they were there. I throw some in salads, especially if I can find miner's lettuce. Many weeds are very nutritious and tasty. Best of all, they are free.
@sharon6345 (142173)
• United States
18 Mar
@bagarad that is very nice. I wish the best with your soup.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@sharon6345 Thank you.
@Susan2015 (21947)
• United States
17 Mar
Tomato soup is good to me as is chicken soup. Tomato soup goes good with a grilled cheese sandwich too.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I can't eat soup with just tomatoes. It took me a long time before I could eat tomatoes in any form. I did eat spaghetti. In college I learned to like pizza. Later I could enjoy thin slices of tomatoes in some sandwiches, especially grilled cheese. I still can't eat raw tomatoes any other way.
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@Susan2015 (21947)
• United States
18 Mar
@bagarad I don't like tomatoes. But I do like tomato soup and ketchup.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@Susan2015 I don't like either one of them, but can eat cooked tomato products (sauce, paste) in cooked soup or sauces for pasta.
@Deepizzaguy (15510)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
17 Mar
Chicken soup is my favorite.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I like it, but canned chicken noodle soup just isn't satisfying because it has hardly any vegetables. That's why I make my own.
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@Deepizzaguy (15510)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Mar
@bagarad I see your viewpoint.
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@andriaperry (61173)
• Anniston, Alabama
18 Mar
Yess I do, I live on a homestead I use many "weeds" people do not eat much anymore.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
Which weeds do you use most?
@marlina (79646)
• Canada
18 Mar
I make vegetables soup all the time.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
Which vegetables do you use most?
@rebelann (43055)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Mar
That sounds really good. I've been making a lot of quick soups lately, most have simple ingredients rather than elaborate like yours.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
Simple ingredients are good. None of mine were really complicated, but it is a bit of work to prepare the vegetables to go in.
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@rebelann (43055)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Mar
I think your's is fancy @bagarad
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@rebelann I've never thought of it as fancy -- just nutritious and with a couple of hours of prep time before it goes into the crockpot.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
19 Mar
My sister has a soup maker and when she makes some she always saves me some. It's so much nicer than tinned soup and healthy too.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
20 Mar
Homemade soup usually is tastier and healthier than canned.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
20 Mar
@bagarad She always puts parsnip in hers which many people don't like but I love it and it's quite a strong flavour so I can really taste it.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
21 Mar
@sprite1950 My mother-in-law always put parsnips in her potato soup. I've never eaten them in anything but soup.
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@JudyEv (136928)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar
I don't put weeds in our soup because I don't know what one's are edible. We have a dandelion but I know it's not the same as the English dandelion so that makes me suspicious of other plants as well.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I have a lot of books about edible wild foods I consult, but I would never forage for wild mushrooms. I'll leave that to the experts. Many of the plants that look like dandelions are also edible, but I don't normally eat them because they are bitter and the bitterness doesn't go away unless you boil them three times in fresh water each time. That's too much trouble unless I'm starving, and I'd think all that boiling would kill some of the vitamins. My favorites for cooking are henbit and mallows.
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@JudyEv (136928)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar
@bagarad I've never heard of either of these. I need to get a good book of Australian edible wild foods.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@JudyEv Sounds like a plan! I was amazed to see how much wild food I'm actually growing.
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@marguicha (103885)
• Chile
17 Mar
I love soups in winter. I almost never make a soup in summer. I add whatever herbs I have.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I don't make soup in summer either. In summer I have main dish salads.
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@marguicha (103885)
• Chile
18 Mar
@bagarad Me too. At the most, I make warm dishes with lots of veggies or stuffed zucchini
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@marguicha Sounds good to me. It's cooking hot foods or baking that I avoid on hot days.
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@id_peace (7631)
• Singapore
7 Jul
I looked mushroom soups or lotus root soup.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
7 Jul
I've never tried either of those.
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@id_peace (7631)
• Singapore
7 Jul
If you ever drop by Singapore, I will bring you eat.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Jul
@id_peace I appreciate the offer, but the chances of my ever getting there are pretty dim. My dad was there in the 1950's, though.
@shaggin (38507)
• United States
18 Mar
Sounds tasty. Warm soup on a cold day can be wonderful. I feel good when I have eaten healthy foods as I know I am doing something good for my body. I ate oatmeal with a banana in it for breakfast today which I usually don't eat but was hungry today. I almost took a photo to send my boyfriend to she him I made a healthy meal for myself and actually ate breakfast which he doesn't like that I don't usually eat it.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I have also learned to like eating healthy foods. I have learned to eat pretty well without too much work.
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@shaggin (38507)
• United States
19 Mar
@bagarad A friend of mine just started a healthy eating group on Facebook and added me yesterday. She was on the verge of diabetes with the levels her blood tested so she needed to make a change. She has lost 40 pounds since July. I do not need to lose any weight but for my own health I need to exercise and eat healthier or I'm going to wind up with diabetes as well.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@shaggin I think it's harder for those whose weight doesn't reflect their eating unhealthy food to recognize how important healthy eating is. I'm glad you're deciding to take better care of yourself.
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@JohnRoberts (65038)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Mar
Soup is ideal winter fare. I like good old chicken soup.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
Do you eat it homemade or from a can?
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@JohnRoberts (65038)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Mar
@bagarad Campbell's.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
@JohnRoberts Canned soups seem anemic to me after making my own. I do use canned or packed broth, though, as a base.
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@Hannihar (44305)
21 Mar
I like chicken soup, vegetable soup and onion soup.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
23 Mar
I like all those types of soup.
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@Hannihar (44305)
23 Mar
@bagarad I am glad Barbara.
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@Courage7 (18327)
• United States
17 Mar
My favorite soup is my own home made chicken soup or clam chowder which I guess is very thick. Very comforting. Yours sounds lovely.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
My soups are always thick because I add so much to them. Do you make red or white clam chowder? My husband only likes the red kind.
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@Courage7 (18327)
• United States
18 Mar
@bagarad I like the white mostly Barbara
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@allknowing (70743)
• India
18 Apr
That picture looks inviting and going by the ingredients that you have added it sure has to be nutritious
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Apr
I was glad I had it when I got sick last week. Every time I make soup now I freeze about two quarts of it in individual pint servings in case of illness or no time to cook. It's working out well.
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@porwest (8401)
• United States
13 Apr
During the winter months I LOVE a good soup and have a gazillion recipes. I try to get to as many as I can before grilling season starts.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Apr
Sounds yummy! I wish my husband liked to grill.
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• United States
21 Mar
I love eating soup! Right now I am following the Keto lifestyle and creating different kinds of soups with just veggies and meat has been easy. :-) I have never had weeds though in any of my soups. :-)
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
23 Mar
Some of the weeds are tasty additions. Mallow can even act as a thickening agent.
@allen0187 (34147)
• Philippines
18 Mar
Egg and mushroom soup is a favorite of mine.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
23 Mar
I've never tried making a soup of these.
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• Bridgton, Maine
18 Mar
I like cream of broccoli soup, as well as tomato soup, and French onion soup. I don't really have a favorite. I like so many kinds.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
I also like cream of broccoli and French Onion, but I don't make them very often because they are a bit more work.
@tony1r (305)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Mar
My favorite is chicken soap which remains me of when my mother use to make it when is was unwell.
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@bagarad (12838)
• Paso Robles, California
19 Mar
I think you meant to say chicken soup, not chicken soap. I like chicken soup, especially when I'm sick.