Keep It Real Thursdays – Soups ON!

Welcome to another week of Keep It Real Thursdays.

This week I wanted to highlight some of the lovely soups that were shared here last week. Since I’ve been on a bit of a soup kick lately, as seen here and here, what better time then now to get your soup on?

Soups can be quick and easy, nutrient dense, and very flexible. I love that often the vegetables can easily switch out, depending on what you have on hand and what is seasonal. The beans or legumes are often the same way too. And a meat based soup can often be easily converted into a vegetarian soup or even vegan, simply by leaving out the meat and substituting a good vegetable broth.

The first soup highlighted here is a great example of that. My husband and I made a version of this first soup with beef a few weeks ago and loved it. This is essentially the same recipe, simply without the meat!

The Tasty Alternative

French Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash and Kale

Once a Month Mom

Paleo Asian Chicken Soup

Real Food Forager

Roasted Asparagus Soup

Real Food Eater

Bean and Sausage Soup

Poor and Gluten Free

Easy Asian Style Soup (paleo)

I really do like sticking to a theme, because I find it so hard to figure out which posts to highlight since there are so many good ones every week. I came close to doing one on sweet treats because there were so many great ones. But since it’s not even February and most of our New Years resolutions are still fresh in our minds, I thought I’d save that one for next month.

Here are two more posts I wanted to mention.

The first is about oysters, because I freakin’ love them sooo much. My Cultured Palate wrote a post on the health benefits of oysters and its a fun and educational read.

The other post I want to share is about different whole food diets. Because I run a whole food blog, I sometimes feel like I “should” know all the whole food diets. But I’ll be honest, I find all the different whole food diets confusing. Here’s a great post by Phoenix Helix that explains a few of the different diets in a simple and clear way. After all, if I find them overwhelming, I can’t be alone. Right?

Keep It Real Thursday

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3. If you’re sharing recipes,the ingredient list must be comprised of real food only, that means non-processed food items. That being said, we are all in different places on our real food journey, some more advanced than others. I invite all of you to share, no matter where you are on your journey, but I ask you to stay mindful when sharing your recipes that this is a whole (real) food blog. This means, no ingredient lists that include edible oil products (velveeta, frozen whip topping), protein powders, ketchup, white flour, margarine or white and brown sugar.

4. Less of a rule but more a suggestion: Retweet,  Stumble, or Pin this post so EVERYONE gets more exposure and traffic. It’s win-win for everyone.

Don’t have a blog? That’s ok, we’d still love to hear from you. Write your recipes or tips in the comment section so we can get to know you too!

Now it’s your turn to share your whole food recipes and ideas!

23 Responses to Keep It Real Thursdays – Soups ON!

  1. Eileen - Phoenix Helix January 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    France, thanks so much for highlighting my healing diet comparison from last week. This week I came up with menu samples for each of those diets, giving people an idea of how these diets look from day to day:

  2. January 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Thanks for featuring my Asparagus soup! Today I shared Continuous Kombucha!

  3. Debbie Plaistowe January 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Love the soup theme! This week I’m sharing my recipe for Moroccan Ground Beef (or lamb which is tasty too!) Thanks for hosting.

  4. Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs January 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    This week I’m sharing day 19 of a series to clean out and upgrade our kitchens to real food. Making yogurt is a staple in our house, and using a heating pad makes it super easy. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Sandi@ SandisAllergyFreeRecipe January 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    I’ve been making quite a bit of soup my self lately as well!
    This week I am sharing my Roasted Vegetable Soup. Just add lentils and your favourite beans to get some protein.
    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!!

  6. Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate January 31, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Thank you so much for featuring my “Benefits of Eating Oysters”! They are delicious and now there is good reason to eat them!

    Today I shared “Paleo – What?” I found out about the Paleo diet not too long ago – do you know about it?

    Have a great week!

  7. Jeanette Chen January 31, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Great selection of healthy soups – I’m teaching a soup class in a few weeks at our local senior center so am excited to see all these choices!

    • beyondthepeel January 31, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

      Good Luck with your class Jeanette. Those are some lucky seniors!

  8. Poor and Gluten Free February 1, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    Hi France, thanks so much for featuring my Asian soup! I’m so glad you liked it :) This week I’ve shared a recipe for a salad dressing made from pureed beets and pears (allergen free). It’s a nice way to use up leftover baked beets!

    • beyondthepeel February 2, 2013 at 4:25 am #

      Wow! That sounds fantastic. What a great idea for a dressing.

  9. Amber H February 1, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    HI France,

    Oh wow, love all these soup recipes! Delicious. Thanks for highlighting my lentil soup. You just can’t go wrong with lentils…right. :-) I was hoping to have my dairy free/paleo clam chowder recipe up to share with you today. But for sure next week!

    Have a fabulous weekend.


    • beyondthepeel February 2, 2013 at 4:23 am #

      I LOVED your soup. I love lentils so much. They are so under appreciated. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  10. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Good morning, France! We’ve awaken to a dusting of snow, which means a snow day for the South! So I am in the mood for soup. I’m off to explore your highlights. This week I linked up my Crunchy Ginger Orange Salad. Enjoy the weekend ahead!

  11. inspirededibles February 2, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Ah, loving all these warming, gorgeous soups… so much inspiration… I want to bathe in them, never mind eat them ;0). I’m heading to a cold arena for a 9 pm game and boy, I could sure use a big thermos of one (or several) of these delights!

    • beyondthepeel February 2, 2013 at 3:58 am #

      You are a good mama. I’ve only gone to a couple of minor league hockey games and always freeze my woohoo off. Soup or your wonderful hot chocolate will do the trick nicely.

  12. Joanne (eats well with others) February 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    So many soups to choose from! These all look awesome.


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