Posts Tagged ‘Carrots’

{Recipe} Vegetarian Kale and White Bean Soup

recipe-kale-white-bean-soup As I posted earlier, we've just joined a CSA program at Mariquita Farm near Watsonville, CA.

On Wednesday, my husband picked up our first box of fruits and vegetables. I was so excited to see what we got!

mariquita farm csa pick-up

And here it is. How beautiful do these fruits and veggies look!

  • Daikon
  • Cilantro
  • Mei Quin Choy (baby bok choy)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Spigariello  (a leafy green similar to kale)
  • Carrots
  • Apples

csa fruit vegetable basket

And I had to post the first soup we made with our ingredients. This soup is perfect for a cold winter day (like yesterday). The little bit of chili powder adds a nice kick, while the warm kale and beans are so soft and soothing.



  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans white beans (great northern or cannellini)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 cups chopped kale (we used the Spigariello from our CSA box)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • kosher salt

In a large pot, at least 6 quarts, heat the olive oil.

Dice the onion and garlic and add to the pot.  Cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

Stir in the kale and cook until it starts to wilt, about 5-6 minutes.

Add the beans (drained), chopped carrots and vegetable stock. Turn the heat up to medium high until the soup starts to simmer, then cover and turn down to medium low. Add chili powder and salt to taste. You can also add other veggies you have in your fridge. I added some of the bok choy from our CSA box.

Let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Makes about 6 servings.


We will be making this again and again. It's the kind of hearty, healthy soup that warms your bones.

TRENDS: Easter Party Roundup

Looking for Easter party ideas? Check out some of these gorgeous Easter parties our members have added to our main site.

Christine K's Gingham Easter PartyLove both the gingham and the Japanese touches at this party (like the Peep sushi).

Alexandra D's Mother & Daughter Easter Tea - Nothing sweeter than a bunch of little ladies having an Easter tea party.

Courtney D's Carrot Easter Party - What a fresh idea to make a whole party based around the theme of "carrots."

Gwynn W's Hippity Hop Easter Party - Who would have thought this beautiful party was put together will all items bought at national chain stores?

Melissa T's Chocolate Bunny Inspired Easter Egg Hunt - An Easter party with chocolate bunnies everywhere and Peeps used for decor (love that).


Do's A Springin' Gingham Easter - What sweet gingham touches like these gingham flowers. Also, I love the flower cupcakes decorated with M&Ms. So easy and so cute!

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