Honestly, I’ve been having a hard time being creative with cooking. I don’t know if its the rainy demise of Pittsburgh, or the lack of ingredients in the fridge. Either way, I keep coming up with a loss. But I’m not going to beat myself up over this. Foot ruts happen. And anytime I’m feeling stuck – whether it be cooking, crafting or my life – I look at what’s around me, take inventory and see how I can repurpose what I have into something new. What an inventive (and affordable) way to change things! Thus, this soup was born.
The roommate bought an overzealous bag of kale, and I’ve made it my personal mission to not let any of that kale go to waste. So it went into the soup – along with a bunch of other goods that have been hiding out in the glass shelves of the ‘fridge. Sweet potatoes? Why, yes. A bit of celery? Welcome. Several cherry tomatoes? Why not.
I devoured this soup, along with a salad, after a nice 3-mile run on the treadmill. It felt good to fill my body with these vegetables – even if I originally thought they were “boring.” My body can tell the difference between natural and preserved and tonight, despite my fatigue, I am feeling uplifted.
Now, it’s time to look at my life. Change is in the air this fall, as it always is, and I’m looking forward to repurposing my talents toward a different kind of good.
How is Fall changing you? (And yes, I know it’s not Fall yet – but it’s coming. Are you ready?)