Holiday Soup For The Soul



Before we get to this incredible soup, there are a couple things I need to get off my chest.

1) Eric and I have lots of nicknames for each other. Two of our favourites are: ‘Pinky’ and ‘The Brain’.

Remember that show?

Depending on the day, we fight over who is Pinky and who is The Brain.

2) When we are trying to decide what to do at night or on the weekends you can often hear us say to one another,

‘Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?’

‘The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world! muhuauha’

3) We also have a special voice just for Sketchie. You may have heard it at the very end of the video on Sunday.

Eric said (in Sketchie’s squeaky voice), ‘Not impressed’.

We are totally normal.

Last night, Eric said I could be ‘The Brain’ because I whipped up this amazing soup.

I turned Eric, a former non-soup lover, into a soup lover in just over 10 years.

Never say never… ;)



Holiday Soup For The Soul

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This is hands down one of my all time favourite soups! Not only does it look festive just in time for the holidays, but it tastes incredible and warms the soul. It packs a wide array of seasonings and spices from cinnamon, nutmeg, and vegetable bouillon, to the saffron and curry. Somehow it just all works together magically!

Inspired by Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.


  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube (not low sodium)
  • 6 cups water, boiled
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1.5-2 cups cooked black beans (about one 15oz can)
  • 1 tsp good-quality curry powder
  • Pinch or two of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, well rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of saffron threads (optional, but tasted amazing)


Directions: Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the chopped sweet onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the chopped carrots, chopped zucchini, and minced garlic, and continue to sauté for about 5-7 minutes.

Place your bouillon cube into a medium sized bowl. Boil 6 cups of water and pour over the bouillon cube. Stir well to dissolve. Add bouillon mixture, tomatoes, red quinoa, black beans, and spices + seasonings. Bring to a boil and then simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes.

Add the roughly chopped spinach, stir well, and cover. Simmer on low for about 15-35 minutes. The longer you cook it the more the flavours will develop. Taste test and adjust seasonings if necessary. I also have a feeling this soup will be even better the next day! Garnish with nuts of choice if preferred.

Makes about 8-10 cups.


Gather up the troops!


This recipe requires a bit of leg work, but the outcome is so worth it!

It took me about 30-40 minutes to prepare (plus cooking time) and that was including my photography, so perhaps a bit less time for you. ;)


These ingredients will keep any seasonal cold at bay!

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I really enjoyed the zucchini in this soup. You can add in any veggies you want though.


Chop the onions, carrots, and zucchini…


Caramelize the sweet onion in the olive oil.


Add veggies.


Add everything else…diced tomato, spices, bouillon mixture, quinoa, etc.


I also decided to add a pinch of saffron threads!


I was so glad I did because the saffron tastes amazing in this soup. It is optional though, so not to worry if you don’t have any.

Simmer for about 20-30 minutes or so.


Garnish with toasted nuts if desired.


Serve in a huge bowl.

Eric said, ‘This is the best soup I have ever tasted!’ 

This soup is not only festive looking, but it is packed with nutrients, extremely flavourful, and perfect for cold and flu season.

I must go now. A chilly outdoor run followed by hot holiday soup awaits me… :)


Ok spill the beans. Do you have any nicknames for your significant other or is there a nickname that your friends or family call you?

We also call each other ‘Snoops’ and ‘Babe’, among other things. ;) I also used to call Eric ‘Snitzlefritz’ and he HATED it, so now I only call him that when I want to annoy him. So about 6 times a day.

Please tell me we are not alone. I will sleep better at night.

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1 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 16, 2010

I love those little glimpses into the more personal side of you. Your relationship sounds like my husband’s and mine. It’s fun to have a goofy sense of humor others likely don’t get. :D


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 16, 2010

I love saffron! This soup sounds delish and a way that I can actually eat veggies without gagging.
My dad has always called me “angel cake.” Me and my husband have a few nicknames for each other, but I’ll never tell. ;)


3 Becca November 16, 2010

That soup looks delicious!

We don’t have nicknames for each other, but we do have about a million nicknames for the dog! Her name is Meg, so it’s anything from Megatron to Megalomaniac, and just about any dish with egg in the title (Megs Benedict, etc). She also has her own voice, of course!


4 Gail November 16, 2010

We do the same thing. Roz is The Rozinator, Ellie is Elles Bells, and Boomer is The Boom Boom. I give a voice to Roz which my husband can’t stand. It’s pretty funny :0)


5 Amanda (Eating Up) November 16, 2010

I have bookmarked this soup to make for a crowd! It sounds yummy!


6 Paige November 16, 2010

My boyfriend calls me “Lady” (pretty ridiculous since I’m very un-ladylike most of the time) and I call him “Schmoops” which is short for “Schmoopy”…if you’ve watched Seinfeld you know where this is from. :)

I’m adding this soup recipe to my to-make list for this winter!


7 Gail November 16, 2010

“No you’re schmoopy”…”No you’re schmoopy”. We tease a guy at work because he’s always on the phone with his girlfriend and we can’t figure out what it is that they talk about, so that must be it!


8 Aimee November 17, 2010

since everyone else is coming clean, I will admit after that Seinfeld episode, my husband’s and my nicknames for each other were born. Shmoopie/Shmoops/Shmooperooni, etc. Well, you get the idea


9 Erin November 16, 2010

My husband and dog are affectionately known as “Dingle-nuts” and “Mush-brains”…so far I’m just “cutie” or “miss smoothie”


10 Kathryn November 16, 2010

OMG we totally have voices for our 2 dogs and 3 cats (all different of course). So glad I’m not normal either!


11 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' November 16, 2010

You just got the “Pinky and the Brain” song stuck in my head… I used to love that show! ;)

My husband calls me “Scuzzie!” (long story, short– I used that word to describe something, and he thought it was the funniest thing I’ve ever said) It was a nickname that took me a while to get used to… but it’s very endearing now. I call him “Teaguey” (Teague is his middle name).

We have a voice for our dog, too!! (I have to be careful not to use it too much when we have company over– I don’t want to be a crazy “dog lady!”) LOL


12 emily November 16, 2010

I love your Project Foodblog video so much, mostly because of how goofy you and Eric were at the end!! I think I replayed it two or three times haha. I love when couples have a weird sense of humor that no one else will ever get, and more importantly a sense of humor that doesn’t involve hurting the other person’s feelings. You’re an amazing woman Angela! Can’t wait to see you do next.


13 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day November 16, 2010

Haha, cute nicknames. I must go back and watch the video to hear the Sketchie voice, I’m so curious now. My Fiance calls me everything under the sun, Poptart, Patch-po, Snickerdoodle, Pupmkin Spice (yes, he calls me Pumpkin Spice). That’s endearing right?

The soup is beautiful! I love the deep red color it has. Oh yum. And the best thing about soup is that the next day, heated up, it tastes even better!


14 Allison @ Food for Healing November 16, 2010

Pumpkin spice is good! Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice lol


15 Legs November 16, 2010

When we’re not referred to as “Steak” and “Legs” on our blog, we call each other “Bean.” This is short for “Bean Bunny” from the Muppets. :D


16 Tiffany S November 16, 2010

My husband and I have voices for our dog and cat, and we use them all the time! I try not to speak with “their” voices outside the home, though….


17 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen November 16, 2010

OMG. That soup looks unbelievable! Literally mouth-watering….perhaps I should find myself some lunch. haha


18 Kristina @ spabettie November 16, 2010

we have a voice for Basil also !! Jason does it SO good, and it makes me crack up every time… I love it. :) Fun stuff, really. Like, the best stuff. <3


19 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

Eric does Sketchie’s voice the best too. Well all sound effects really! lol.


20 Laurab @ foodsnobstl November 16, 2010

Boys are better at sound effects. Period. I think it I’d genetic.


21 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010



22 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 16, 2010

This soup looks so hearty and delicious :)

My sisters and parents call me odd things — Hi, Hi Yintno, Holls Dude, Feek, Foo, Brudder, Bruddie, Koo Gehl

It would take me waaaay too long to explain what they all mean. But we would get looks from strangers when they heard us call each other “Koo Gehl” or “Foo” — it was funny to us though!


23 Lisa Eirene November 16, 2010

I love soup. I can eat only soup all winter long and be a happy camper! Thanks for another great recipe.


24 Jade November 16, 2010


Do you think this soup would work in the crock pot, or would the veggies become too mushy? Thanks!


25 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

Hmmm good question! I wondered this myself. I think the veggies might get a bit soft in a crock pot/slow cooker, but I am not sure to what extent. It would be worth a shot. I would probably try it on the lowest heat setting.


26 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 16, 2010

This looks great. I could so go for a bowl of it right about now.


27 Allison @ Food for Healing November 16, 2010

oh boy the nicknames go on and on! most of them i will not share lol. my family calls me Allypoo, that name i’m pretty sure will never die, but i kind of like it.

I definitely need to make some homemade soups this winter season, i’m such a procrastinator!


28 Kelsey November 16, 2010

Soup looks delish!

My boyfriend and I call eachother Toodle. We are both Toodle. Sometimes it changes to Toodler, or Tood, or “you are such a Toodle, I can’t even believe it”. It developed when we were backpacking through Europe and spent every minute of every day together – which made us delirious.


29 Caitie November 16, 2010

SO funny — my boyfriend calls me Doodle (short for Doodlebug) and I call him Noodle (because it rhymed, I think). As a result, we also use every way of saying it, too! Doodler, Dood, Doodle-butt, Noodler, Nood…. so silly.

I also answer to Babykins, Nut, Nutburger, Geekus Maleekus and Bug (short for LoveBug). He only answers to Bug, or Bug Breath, or Roo (As a toddler, he thought his name was RooRoo, rather than Andrew. He was SO MAD when his family let that one slip last Thanksgiving!). I am SO RELIEVED to see so many other ridiculous, well-adjusted couples out there!


30 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

this made me crack up!


31 Allie November 16, 2010

My husband and I call each other some form of Boofer (boofer, boof, boofski, skboof, boof boof, boofies).

Growing up, my family always used that word to refer to rednecks/hillbillys. When we first start dating, I was telling a story about our hunting camp and I said ‘boofer’ at some point. He gave me this strange look, and asked what that word meant. I had no idea what he was talking about because my family used it so frequently growing up, I though it was a real word. ha ha He brought me over the dictionary to prove it wasn’t a word and ever since then it’s our nick name for each other.


32 Rachel @ Suburban Yogini November 16, 2010

We have about a million dumb nicknames for each other, mostly from TV shows. We also have special voices for the cats :)


33 Erin November 16, 2010

Recently, my boyfriend has been calling me “Sarah,” because I can mimic Sarah Palin’s voice like a pro. I don’t really have any nicknames for him, but maybe I should start calling him Todd…


34 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 16, 2010

Love the soup! I have been making tons of soups lately…I never knew how easy it was until recently. Unlike you, I don’t sautee the veggies first…I just chop and add all my veggies, add water, seasonings, beans, just dump it all in one pot, boil for an hour and voila, I’m done. I used to be scared of it b/c my mom and grandma made it look so much harder than they really are!

Pet nicknames for each other. Yes. But not fit to print publicly :)


35 Therese November 16, 2010

Other than just “T” by my family and friends, my boyfriend does call me “Monkey”, mostly because out of the last five minutes of my morning, before I go into work, I jump on top of him while he’s sleeping and cling to him sort of like a baby monkey to a mama monkey until I have to leave. Totally lame. I know….

I have yet to find a suitable nickname for him though…other than “dork” or “geek”.


36 Annie November 16, 2010

The soup looks delicious! As for the nicknames, well, my husband calls me Bobs (I used to leave bobby pins all over the house) and I call him Shtoops, Bubbins, Nubs, Gibbins, etc. I think I change it up everyday. So you’re definitely not alone! We also have a voice for our cat Gusto but my husband does it best.


37 Dee November 16, 2010

Oh my! Another amazing recipe Angela! I have so many bookmarked from you! Keep ’em coming! ;)


38 Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances November 16, 2010

I wonder what saffron tastes like? I may have to google that…

I nicknamed my husband “Food Vacuum” after coming home several times astonished at the missing food from our fridge/pantry! One day I saw him open the pantry, and I went “Vrrrrr!!!” (like the sound of a vacuum). I think he was amused for a bit. He hasn’t nicknamed me yet – or that I remember ;)


39 Sarah November 16, 2010

To my mom, I am hunny bunny.


40 jenna November 16, 2010

it’s cold and rainy here…nothing sounds better than this amazing looking soup!


41 Tracey November 16, 2010

I’m going out to buy the items to make this soup for tonight. I’ve been fighting a cold for a month now and am hoping this soup will help:)


42 Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher November 16, 2010

I told a boy I loved that his face looked like a “persimmon” and then we saw one at a fruit stand together.
And he was like, “Umm?”


43 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 16, 2010

I used to really hate soup, and I am still iffy on a lot of textures, but I generally love it now. Yours looks really good!


44 Lauren November 16, 2010

The only nickname I have ever had is Bull, and my dad is the only person that calls me that. I used to throw a huge fit over it when I was a teenager and go on and on about how I shouldn’t be nicknamed after a cow, but I guess that was just your typical pubescent brattiness. Now I think it’s cute. :-)


45 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 16, 2010

Oh gosh. Stephen and I are members of our own self-created guild! He would kill me if he knew I just commented about it…


46 erica November 16, 2010

this soup looks amazing! i’ve been craving a hearty soup for awhile now…i’ve just been too lazy to make one. hahaha.


47 Nicole @ Body By Beer November 16, 2010

If Scotty and I were ever on the Newlyweds game and we were asked this question, we would both chime in that our shared nickname is “Favorite”

But, we do have a couple wierd nicknames. On Saturday, Scotty likes to relax- we’ve dubbed it Scotterday. And he jokes about how he caught the Nicolitus bug. Now, why does he get a weekly holiday named after him and I get a disease? Beats me…


48 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

haha scotterday reminds me of caturday


49 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 16, 2010

lmho, you and Eric are so cute. Take over the world!! mwahaha!


50 Halley (Blunder Construction) November 16, 2010

Seems like most of your readers aren’t ready to spill the beans on pet names! I’ll confess, I’m not ashamed (and I’m pretty sure my bf won’t find out I told you) – Puppy(him) & Kitty(me)… is that bad?!


51 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 16, 2010

Oooh I could use some of that… definitely feeling run down today! Like I needed another reason to use quinoa lol! The nicknames I’ve had are all the usual ones related to Angela – Ange, Angie, etc. Then there’s my aunt and gran…. they are/were the only ones who EVER got away with calling me Angie Pangie.. *shudder* ;)


52 Pollies Girl November 16, 2010

looks delish!

& only about a million (names that is lol)

Schatje (me… dutch for treasure or honey), lieverd (dutch for darling)
him: babes, honey bun(ny), monkey bum, PITA (pain in the A$$), babycakes, mijn liefde (my love)

I am sure there are more lol, you are normal ;o)


53 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

love PITA…hahaha


54 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 16, 2010

haha I love this post. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think you and Eric are too cute! I didn’t notice the end of the video so I had to watch it again (and enjoy it all over again) and crack up at the gag reel. My cheeks hurt from laughing. :)


55 Sara November 16, 2010

LOL we do the same pinky and the brain stuff when we’re trying to figure out where to go, also! We don’t argue about who is the brain and who is pinky, however, and so since my man can’t argue otherwise, I’ll just say that’s because I’m the brain ;) But we also call each other “polar bear” and “penguin” which is all too convenient around Christmas time because there’s polar bears and penguins all over the place. (Good thing I’m just writing this in a comment, cause he reads my blog and he’d probably be embarrassed that I’m telling people this!! hahaha)


56 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 16, 2010

Haha my entire family has weird nick names for each other and voices for all the pets. Totally normal :)


57 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 16, 2010

I think soup is a acquired taste – I wouldn’t touch it until last year!

Not current, but an ex and I used to call each other “Kitty” and “Boo” from Monsters, Inc. L-A-M-E. :)


58 Ashley November 16, 2010

This looks/sounds amazing!! I’m going to make it asap! :) My boyfriend and I are “Re” and “Shlee.” His name is Jeffrey, and growing up his cousin couldn’t pronounce his full name so just said “Re,” and it’s stuck with his family. Same for me – My name is Ashley and for short, I’m called “Shlee.” It’s just perfect that it rhymes.


59 Michelle November 16, 2010

I call my husband Mr. Chipmunk or Chipmunk. Can’t remember how it started…. Our two cats have MANY nicknames but they are most often referred to as “the monkeys”.

Great soup recipe, can’t wait to try it!!!


60 Beth @ 990 Square November 16, 2010

Our cats are Pinky and the Brain! Well, actually their names are Ariadne and Chelsea, but Ariadne gets to be the Brain and Chelsea is Pinky. And yes we do the voices. We also have voices for our friends cat too….

Yes it’s all totally normal!


61 Leanne November 16, 2010

My nicknames for my fiance and his for me are:
* Babe (baby, babylala)
* Monkapoo (Monk, Monka, Monkers, Monkabutt, Monkey) … ;) this one has gotten out of hand
* He calls me “Sunshine” every now and then
* Stinker (in a cute way, not because either of us stinks!)
* He calls me “Numnut” once in a blue moon but I don’t like it & smack him for doing so!

… sure theres more but I can’t remember!


62 Shayla November 16, 2010

Hahaha love this post! You definitely are not alone – nicknames for my husband and I are Nuzzlehead and Buzzy – both names turn into all sorts of renditions such as nuzzy buzzy, hunny buzzy, buzzy wuzzy, nuzzle baby, the list goes on! :)


63 Erin November 16, 2010

Oh goodness, I have so many nicknames! I don’t really have any for my boyfriend. But he calls me AV (anarchist vegan). I’m definitely not but he thought I looked like a super flower child when we met. I am also “little one,” “pixie” and “pea.”


64 Liz November 16, 2010

My boyfriend calls me “Pie tin” even though I insist that I am only a “pie” and not a tin. He has threatened to propose marriage by saying “will you be my pie tin?” because he knows I will have to say yes, thus forever committing myself to pie-tinniness.

I needed a holiday soup for a dinner I’m having on Thursday, and then this showed up. It looks amazing!


65 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

pie tin??? *swoon

My dream nickname right there. or vita mix.


66 suz November 16, 2010

I sort of get the humor, but I adored this “He has threatened to propose marriage by saying “will you be my pie tin?” because he knows I will have to say yes, thus forever committing myself to pie-tinniness. ” SO ADORABLE!!!! <3


67 Gail November 16, 2010

My sisters call me Goober and Goo for short. My husband and I are boring, just the normal honey, although I do call him Honey Bunny, but not it public ;0)


68 Jazz November 16, 2010

So it IS possible! My husband is also a soup hater, so it’s nice to know that in 7 years he might like it. I’ve been making slow cooked meat and adding more and more water and veggies, hoping he won’t notice that it’s actually stew… then i’ll start taking out the meat… moo hoo haha!


69 Ashley November 16, 2010

We call each other “schmoop”, but only when we’re alone.

Around other people, it’s “baby”, “sweetie”, or “hon”. Mostly “babe”, though.

That soup looks INCREDIBLE. We’re having a temporary warm flash here in Vegas, but things will be cooling down next week. I love to make (and frezze) huge batches of soup all winter long.


70 Amber K November 16, 2010

Oh my husband and I totally do this. “Babe” happens a lot as well as “pookie.”

Ok the cheesiest has to be when he comes home and I get super excited. I yell “Boy!!” and he gets a big grin and yells “Girl!!” Yeah, we’re all crazy. ;)


71 schmei November 16, 2010

Nicknames? Sort of. It’s more that we’re developing a shared language, in which we have weird nicknames for inanimate objects. But we have approximately seven badrillion nicknames for our cat. She probably doesn’t even know what her real name is. We have a voice for her, too. It’s something of a put-upon British duchess voice, if you must know.

This soup looks fan-freaking-tastic. And I have some saffron I’ve been wanting to use for something!!

Now I’m going to have the Pinky and the Brain theme song in my head for the rest of the afternoon…


72 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 16, 2010

That soup looks so good! Confession: the Husband calls me Grandma.


73 Emmanuelle November 16, 2010

Oh yeah, I confirm, you are completely normal! (I used to love that show by the way, in French Pinky was call Minus, and The Brain was Cortex, I still remember the song). You don’t want to know what we call each other sometimes :)

I’ve just had dinner, but this soup makes me want to have a second one!


74 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

oh my Cortex sounds even more refined!!!


75 Katie November 16, 2010

my dad calls me kater alligator and my grandparents have always called me katiebeth :)


76 Sonia November 16, 2010

You’re not the only one giving voices to their pets :) Our cats, Gambit has the voice of a mad scientist well Chloe is a femmne fatale with a b*tch streak. We have a ton of nicknames for our pets. Gassy, Stinky, Gambi, Dum dum, Shortround. . .

I call Eric my “old man” since he’s 3 years older than I am. And of course call him luvmuffin, babe, bam bam. . . He calls me Brat or Panda (I wear the panda hat to Giants games).

And the soup will be made this weekend! Looking forward to it.


77 Lindsey November 16, 2010

This soup looks amazing and your story makes me love this blog even more :) My husband and I both call each other “honey” and rarely say each others names. My mom has a million nicknames for me: Lu, Linnie, BooBoo (from Yogi bear), Baba Lu. And I know I’m in trouble when she says Lindsey in that certain tone!


78 Cyndie November 16, 2010

Haha…my boyfriend and I don’t have any cute nicknames for each other. I usually just call him “babe”. When he remembers he calls me Muffin Top. I can’t remember why but he thinks its hilarious, and also OK because I don’t actually have a muffin top. I still don’t think it’s OK.


79 Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini November 16, 2010

Oh how I wish you were my neighbor. I’d be at your house all the time trying to bum leftovers!


80 Nicole November 16, 2010

LOL my BF and I have stupid names for each other too..omg how in Spanish my name would be Nikita, so he calls me Stinkita. I just call him Meanest because he calls me names like Stinkita, or Stinks for short.
We don’t have cat voices per se, we have voices we use when we talk to them. I can tell which cat walks in the room without looking by the voice he uses to say hi. Yes we’re dorks too. :)


81 Christie November 16, 2010

This looks amazing! I literally want to go home and make it tonight. Love that all the ingredients are things I have on hand!


82 Camille November 16, 2010

My boyfriend calls me “Pooks” and he thinks it is 100% adorable.
I kind of do too :)


83 Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 16, 2010

oh you’re not alone. I think my husband and I call eachother by our own name’s about 5% of the time. Things like honey, babe, sweets, lover, lover boy, girl, and such.


84 Charlie November 16, 2010

That soup looks incredible! Never had soup with quinoa in it before, so I might have to try this one ;).


85 suz November 16, 2010

I was cracking up at your story – I loved Pinky and the Brain! We use the standard “babe” so much that our friends sometimes call us “Babe.” :) I need to hear the Sketchie voice!


86 Clare @ Fitting It All In November 16, 2010

This is the first Fall soup I’ve seen with QUINOA! Love it!!


87 erin November 16, 2010

Hahaha oh my god Pinky and the Brain!!! My best friend and I were obsessed with that show! We would wonder the halls of high school muttering those lines Lol our favorites of pinky were “if jimmy cracks corn and nobody cares, why’s he keep doin it?”. Oh and there is one other but I’m totally blanking on it Lol. That totally just brought back so many wonderful memories, so thank you!! :-)


88 Rhea November 16, 2010

Angela, I can’t wait to make this one! I love all of your recipes, they actually inspired me to add a new goal to my life list: Master 100 Vegan Recipes! I am not vegan but I did recently go vegetarian and my roommate is vegan and I love to cook for a crowd :) Now I just need a good way to chronicle it… maybe via my blog, but a notebook would be so much more sentimental, useful and permanent.
And for the record… I was one of the crazies who has already made the blondies :D


89 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010

love the idea!


90 Liza November 16, 2010

My boyfriend calls me Muffins and I call him Hummus (his last name is remarkably similar). In fact, I almost think it’s weird now when he calls me by my real name.


91 Carolyn November 16, 2010

Haha! You are not alone, fear not. My boyfriend occasionally calls me ‘Noodle’, and I call him ‘Tired Puppy’ when he’s exhausted.


92 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) November 16, 2010

LOL! I seriously thought that Brian and I were the only one’s who created a voice for the cat!!! :O lol lol Our cat sounds like she’s from the deep south ;)

your soup looks really pretty Ange… which makes me want to EAT it. Love all the vibrant colors.

As far as my nick name… I’m pretty sure I am too embarassed to post it in the comments, but would be willing to tell just you if you really wanna know ;P HEHE!


93 Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 16, 2010

Since I was a little girl I’ve been “Bethy Bubbles” or just “Bubbles”. It’s a little mortyfying now that I’m 25 and my dad still calls me that! :)


94 bitt November 16, 2010

I have to use my husband’s gamut of nicknames, because if I use his real name he thinks I’m upset with him! Only one of which is Chrissy (real name being Chris).

It’s fun to give the doggies voice-overs sometimes. Especially our pittie because she’s a bossy girl then a love bug.

You are not crazy! Just cute.


95 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

i love your term ‘voice over’ makes it sound a bit less crazy haha


96 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey November 16, 2010

Oh, this looks so amazing! I wish I had a vegetable boullion cube and some curry powder. Darn. :P


97 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey November 16, 2010

Oh, this looks so amazing! I wish I had a vegetable boullion cube and some curry powder. Darn. :P Oh, and I definitely have some crazy nicknames. I’m known as “Sissy-Boom” in my house, which was taken from that show The Berenstein Bears, hehe. I used to love Sister Bear. :D


98 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

aww that is so cute- sissy bear.


99 kristine November 16, 2010

Wow, I just posted a soup recipe today, too!

You photography skills are INSANE! Totally impressed with you blog!


100 Nikki T November 16, 2010

We actually don’t have much for nicknames, however you are not alone in the special voice for your pet! Haha!
We have a special voice for our dog, Bella (whom we also call ‘The Buddy’, ‘Buster’, ‘Bellameister’, etc…!)…and then we call ourselves Crazy Dog Parents!


101 Shanna November 16, 2010

Aww, nicknames are so endearing!

We call each other pooter and pooper..lovely I know ;)


102 Gypsy November 16, 2010

Ok – I’m soooo glad to read that. We have voices for our 2 cats (they are 1 year old now). Somehow our little girl ended up sounding like Marge’s sisters from the Simpsons – poor little girl!
And recently I was thinking – we have got to stop doing this and talking in cat voices!
Good to know we are not alone!!!!!

The soup looks absolutely amazing –
One question: do you think RED quinoa is the way to go or can I use regular quinoa? I don’t really know if there is a difference in texture, etc…


103 Gypsy November 16, 2010

oh one more thing – just had to say how amazing your photography is getting. You have a really great style and I love how you spill out the ingredients and your placement and the colors – everything has been looking so beautiful lately :)


104 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010



105 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 16, 2010

I love Pinky and the Brain. I spend so much time trying to explain it to my SO, as he didn’t watch it growing up. The first time he asked me what I wanted to do and I replied, “The same thing we do every night, Pinky…try to take over the world!” He just stared at me like I was an alien.


106 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010

hahahah ouch that one would hurt


107 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 16, 2010

Mmm that soup looks so good and perfect for fall! I love zucchini in soup. I’ve called my dad padre and he calls me mija (my daughter in Spanish) ever since I started taking Spanish at my school. My dog is also nicknamed sloogy dog after a fable my mom once read about a dog sneaking up on people and eating their food while they weren’t looking. She definitely lives up to the name too!


108 Leigh-Anne November 16, 2010

Hi Angela…or should I say….the bRaiN?! I’m excited about this soup! Can you tell more about what kind of boullion you use…I’ve tried so many different kinds and I just can’t find one that is really satisfying. Thanks!


109 stacey-healthylife November 16, 2010

You are just so festive lately. Can’t wait to see what you come up with as we get closer to the holiday’s.


110 Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 16, 2010

I’ve always wanted to play around with saffron!


111 Cara Craves... November 16, 2010

I just love how beautiful the red quinoa makes everything look


112 Jen November 16, 2010

My husband calls me Beaker when I nag at him (as in Beaker from the Muppets, cuz he claims all he hears is “mimimimimi!” or whatever that sound is that Beaker makes).


113 Amélie November 16, 2010

LOLLLL!!!!!! hahaha


114 Tyrah November 17, 2010

this is cracking me up! =D
I’m surprised my husband hasn’t come up with this one!
I can’t stop laughing!!!


115 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 16, 2010

I’m not usually a soup fan because so often they lack substance, but this one looks so filling!

My parents always used to (and sometimes still do :P) call me “Munchkin”. Hence the blog name!


116 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

yea it is very filling! and chewy :)


117 Traci November 16, 2010

My nickname from others is wink wink (Winkle was my maiden name ) The only none creative name I call my husband is honey bunny :)


118 Amélie November 16, 2010

LLLOOLL I’m having so much fun reading all the comments! I had to go back and listen to Eric say “Not Impressed” in a cat voice haha (and watched your bloopers for like the 5th time, ahahahahah!!). We do cat voice over here as well although we’ve never had a cat (!?)… I think it comes from this :
My boyfriend and I are both cartoon fans (esp. The Simpsons) and so we’ve been calling one another Wiggy since forever (it started with Wiggum (Ralph). It’s now branched out to Wig, Wigwig, Wigwam, Wigmonster, Wiggamajig, Wigbobette (panties in french!), Wigface, Wigpuppet, Wiggles, Wiggler, Wigglechomp, etc….


119 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

LOL @ that video!!!


120 Maggie @ Flour Child November 16, 2010

This is such a cute post, and a great recipe to boot. (I just smiled when I typed that, thinking about how it rhymes with your cute pronounciation of “about.”)

My husband and I have nicknames for each other and just about everything else in the world. He calls me Kitten and I call him Monkey. Our 12yo dog, Rigel (rhymes with Nigel), is The Headless Hound, Doodlebug, Doodles, D-Buggs, Squeaks McGee, Senior, etc.

Our new puppy, Gemma, is Gem Squash (my husband is from South Africa, where Acorn Squash are called Gem Squash), G-Squash, Junior, The Snapping Turtle, The Houndette, The Flying Piranha, Land Shark… And so on and so forth.

Thanks for a great post and fun discussion. :)


121 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2010

aboooot?!? noooooo ;)


122 Kris | November 16, 2010

Lol, Nicknames…yes….

But I laughed harder at the special voice for the kitty! We totally have a special voice for our dog Hudson, and we are thinking of starting a youtube channel for him…it is so funny :)

Great looking soup doll!



123 Jen November 16, 2010

“Bubba.” I call him “Bubba.”


124 KaraHadley November 16, 2010

I’m so glad I’m not the only person who likes nuts in soups. People look at me like I’m crazy when I do.


125 Emily November 16, 2010

My sister just introduced me to your blog and I have quickly become obsessed…maybe a little addicted :). As a senior finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, I’m itching to get through graduation and into the world of writing. Your blog is so inspiring!

My boyfriend, endearingly, calls me “Grumpy Bear” or “Goober Bear.” He found out that I liked the Care Bear, ‘Grumpy Bear’, when I was younger, and as I may or may not have a habit of being grumpy early in the morning or after a long day of school…he thought the nickname was fitting. The “goober” came from my inner geek shining when I’m around him…I guess that’s a good thing, right :)?


126 Lea November 16, 2010

We call each other “cow” and “owl” based on the sounds that play we when each log onto AIM :)


127 Melissa November 16, 2010

This soup sounds SOOO good. I think I will be making this on Thursday! (I eat dinner at church on Wednesdays; I love having a night off.)


128 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) November 16, 2010

Red quinoa is my favorite! I love warm hearty soups. I already printed this :) Thinking of swapping roasted brussel sprouts and cauliflower for the zucs since they are at their peak now. Can’t wait to try!


129 kayla November 16, 2010

you have to enter this competition! i saw it on the kind life website and immediately thought of oh she glows! Thanks for all the delicious nutritious recipes you post!


130 Casey Thomas November 16, 2010

This looks seriously yummy. I love veggie soups and this one looks heart and rich.

Thanks for sharing


131 Ella November 16, 2010

mm that soup looks amazing. must make.
my friends all call me lizzard, or barbie.
i’m single (woohoo!) but my last boyfriend used to call me his “pretty little lizzy baby” whenever he wanted fact i’m pretty sure i’m in his phone as that. or was. hopefully was, that would be weird now


132 'Dee November 16, 2010

That’s it, I must try that soup on the next cold day! Yummm.

We are a houseful of nicknames. Everyone who comes into our circle of friendship MUST get a nickname. My husband is the Blonde Bomber, or just Bomber on most days. Our sweet dog Ripley (named for the character in “Aliens”, not the “believe it or not” kind) is called The Ripper on the days when she’s um, not so sweet. The stealthy cat’s real name is Alex (after a drummer) but we call her The Creature. You have to say it creepy-like, as in “uh oh, it’s the creeeeee-churrrrre”.

And my nickname is my blog name/user name – which ironically was a real person’s name. And my real name was a movie character’s nickname. I know, it can warp a girl, I tell you. But at this stage of life, the result is that I answer to almost anything.


133 Lillian November 16, 2010

I’m a new commenter, but a long-time reader — and in addition to the fact that your recipes are fantastic, I’m SO glad you talked about nicknames. My fiance and I have a whole series of ridiculous nicknames for each other, and I’m relieved to know that we’re not the only ones who do this. (Case in point: I used to live by the Russian Embassy, and since my fiance and I are both history/poli sci dorks, we developed Soviet-style nicknames as a joke. I’m Ludmilla, he’s Vladimir. We say we’re Politburo-assigned soul-mates. I’m not kidding. We’re total dweebs. :))

Keep up the fantastic recipes and the awesome photography!


134 Natalia - a side of simple November 16, 2010

Is it wrong that the this soup makes me almost “want” to get sick so I can have it? :)


135 AGS November 17, 2010

Soup is both preventative and curative. Try eating it to avoid getting sick (and then, if you do get sick, you can have more). ;)


136 Alicia November 16, 2010

I love the idea of putting quinoa in soup. Looks great… perfect for the cold weather!


137 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 16, 2010

Sadly enough, no nicknames for me and the boy ;) On a side note, I could totally sing that Pinky and the Brain theme song outloud out of memorization. That show was funny! Although, of all the things for my brain to retain, it’s kinda weird, lol


138 Allison November 16, 2010

This soup sounds absolutely Amazing! Can’t wait to try it out.

I had a boyfriend named Bob whom I always called Fred. I think it started as a joke, but it stuck somehow. He also used to call me “Number 1” and in return, I would call him “Number 2″….probably more strange than quirky! lol


139 Katy (The Singing Runner) November 16, 2010

The soup looks absolutely delicious! I’m always looking for a great soup as the weather gets cooler.

I don’t have a significant other so no silly nicknames for me! ;)


140 Wei-Wei November 16, 2010

I like to call my friends annoying names; they’re usually silly phonetic variations of their real name. I like to call my friend Rachel “Rachurrrrrrr” :D


141 Pam landy November 16, 2010

That soup looks delicious!! My friends and family have a whole slew of nicknames for me. Rarely do I get called Pam it’s usually…Pammers, Pammish, Pdiddy, Pambalina, Pambrella, Pammy, Pamcakes, Pam cat, and the two I hate…pamster ( ugh sounds too much like hamster) pambo (sounds like an elephant).


142 Amy K. @ Onehealthypeanut November 16, 2010

That soup looks amazing!! Interesting ingredients but Im sure it is incredible!!


143 JenATX November 16, 2010

the bf & i call each other “squink”… I have no idea where it came from & it is a very strange name, but it stuck! he’d die if he knew i told the blog world haha


144 Helen November 17, 2010

i call my husband “buckets.” it came about because if he can’t remember someone’s name he says “what’s his bucket.” not what’s his face or what’s his name, but what’s his bucket. i hadn’t heard anyone use this term before, so i started calling him that. he calls me helly.


145 Clare November 17, 2010

1) My husband and i call eachother Rabbitt, with 2 tts.2)I loved your video and voted for you and as a newish vegan, will be making those for Thanksgiving.3) In the end of your video-you did Simhasana, the lion’s pose, it’s YOGA! (I’m a yoga teacher and just wanted you to know!(;


146 maya @ finding balance in tokyo November 17, 2010

Haha.. Pinky and the Brain. :D

My boyfriend (of 8 years) and I are incapable of calling each other by our first names. We met in a Japanese class, where only last names are used, and never quite made the transition properly. It sounds WEIRD as all get out on the rare occasion we have to use them.

We generally go with the standards, which have been modified over time. I usually call him ‘Swee’ or ‘Beb’ and he likes to call me ‘Beb’, ‘Bebe’ or the ever popular ‘Beeeb’.. most of the time we just forgo names entirely and go straight into the talking, though!


147 Natalie November 17, 2010

No way…no way…

Me and my partner are the pinky and the brain. I really do no mean to make you two any less original but I had a temporary freak out when I started reading your post. I am the pinky and my partner is the brain and you know what I am totally okay with this because my partner is really very extremely intelligent. Do not get me wrong I am smart too, for instance, he could never ever make this holiday soup for the soul or ultra fudgy gluten free brownies like I can. For that matter or participate in a 30 day bikram yoga challenge, run a half marathon with out any training, cook and bake like I can or even write i cook book :) well of course he could do any of these things if he decided he wanted to (any one can) but he has not yet and I have.

my fellow pinky and the brain.

p.s we have even even you tubed pinky and the brain to watch old episodes and listen to the theme song


148 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010

hahahah!!! oh man this is hilarious


149 Seglare November 17, 2010

Your soup looks so good! I love quinoa-lentil soup with curry spices and make it often. This one sounds similar – yet slightly different – so I have no doubt I’d enjoy it as well (this’ll result in yet another entry to my to-cook list ;) ).


150 Aleesha November 17, 2010

Hi Angela! This is the first time I’ve commented on your blog but I’ve been reading for a while. You are hilarious and so talented! This post especially made me laugh because my boyfriend and I call each other “Chickpea” and “Garbanzo” – usually in funny accents. And our Husky definitely has a few different voices – sometimes with a British accent, sometimes Mexican… we’re cool like that. ;-)


151 AGS November 17, 2010

Ah, soup! I have been eating soup almost once a day, sometimes both for lunch and dinner! Homemade, store bought/canned, at a restaurant. . . My favorite soups tend to come about by accident — like the chili I added pureed pumpkin to, as I ran out of tomato to thin it: I will now always add pumpkin to my chili.

My husband was also not much of a soup guy, but has gradually started to eat it in various forms. I’m afraid I could never post the things we call one another — after all, the “secret” part of those personal names is a huge part of the fun.


152 Jessica November 17, 2010

That soup looks really good, and I have almost all the ingredients! I may use some frozen spinach if I don’t end up going to the grocery store tonight. Anyway, my husband and I call each other lots of silly names too, but the most common one is stinky! I think that started b/c we used to call our dog stinky, and then we just started calling each other that. I’ll also call him “stink-o-pottomus”, or “punkin pie”, or some other silly name, but usually stinky.


153 Jaime November 17, 2010

This soup looks so good. I am going to have to try it as soon as I get a chance!


154 Tricia November 17, 2010

Haha, my boyfriend and I alwayyys call each other nicknames, I’m almost wondering if he knows my real name ;-)
Usually I call him Big Man, In return get Little Woman, Love Bug, Punkin…

On to the soup! It looks amazing! Do you think it could be made in the crock pot?


155 Nikita November 17, 2010

I remember animaniacs! My sister and I loved that show!
I call my husband Andy Pants or Mr. Pants, because when we were in middle school (yes, middle school!) I called him and his brother answered. When I asked to talk to Andrew he yelled “Andy Pants!” and gave the phone to Andrew. He calls me Nana because thats what little sister called me at the time.
We are a very goofy couple to and it’s good to know we aren’t alone!
We also own an amazing cat that has a strange habit of sitting across the room from us, watching us and purring. Creep-tastic, no?


156 jamie @ jamelafamela November 17, 2010

omg angela we must be channelling each other- i just was at the store last night and bought literally these same ingredients to make a soup today! ah! yours looks great as always :)


157 Christina November 17, 2010

Yum! I can’t wait to make this soup. It looks amazing. My husband and I have many nicknames for each other, but mostly I call him Big Brown Bear and his recent favorite for me is Brown Sugar.


158 Susan November 17, 2010

Dear Angela, can we just take a moment to acknowledge your amazing photography?? Seriously.It was amazing before, and just keeps getting better and better!


159 Jen November 17, 2010

I love your blog! Sometimes I realize I’ve gone for days without calling my husband by name. Top nicknames for him include Lumpy, Lumpinski, Lumperama, Lumpylumperson, Sir Lumpsalot, and Monkeybutt. I really don’t know how it started. He calls me Munchkin and for a woman who’s usually the tallest woman in any given group it’s pretty funny.


160 Marathon Bound Gal aka Grace November 17, 2010

I have to make this soup! YUMMY! I love this time of year for all the thick and hearty veggie soups!

Oh yes, in the 20 years we’ve been together, we have all kinds of goofy names for us and our animals. Between us, there’s mimi, sweet pea, asa, pook, pookster, babe, my love. For our animals, there’s momo, little one, fleaster, fleabone, fleaflea, anni, obobob, studabaker, stewster, hoobastank…and I could go on…LOL!


161 Franziska (justalittlechocolate) November 17, 2010

This soup looks amazing! I love quinoa and black beans and everthing else in ths soup and can’t wait to try. The “print this recipe” button is great. I have a wordpress blog and would love to be able to have “print recipe” button as well – how do you add this? Thanks for the help :)


162 Brie @ Brie Fit November 17, 2010

I am Ninja and he is Sasquatch. I don’t remember how it started, but it’s funny.


163 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010

omg I would LOVE to be ninja


164 Michelle November 17, 2010

We have tons of nicknames for each other AND our cats, and the cats each have a voice. One speaks with a lisp, and one is a very high-pitched and whiny voice.


165 Anna November 17, 2010

Our dog Sherman definitely has a voice (which sounds like scooby-do when David does it!), and answers to Shermonster, muldoon, pumpkin-patch, pumpkin-pie… and an awful lot more. David calls me bumbee (I have a rather protruding posterior!) but I have yet to discover a suitable nickname for him. I’m glad we’re not the only totally goofy couple out there though – there’s definitely times when Sherman looks at us with complete disdain!


166 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 17, 2010

Eric does scooby do too!


167 Nicole November 17, 2010

I have a dog named Zeus. At first, the nicknames were pretty innocuous (Zeusie, Zeuser, puppy)now…well the most commong ones are sadly zeusie-poo, and sh*t head. The sad thing is- my Dad almost never calls Zeus by anything other than sh*t head, so now Zeus answers to it!


168 Cilla November 17, 2010

That looks absolutely delicious. *bookmarks

My husband never calls me by my first name unless he’s talking to somebody else and referring to me. He calls me Soets (Afrikaans for “sweets”) or Beautiful. I usually just shorten his name to Arth, and I often use Goggo (Afrikaans for “bug”).


169 Niki November 17, 2010

I call my boyfriend Babe, Hubs, or Bambino
He calls me baby, wifey, Bambina or Princess Niki… hahaha


170 Heather November 17, 2010

My boyfriend calls me “Principessa” or “Tiny Moo”.

I call him “Little Moo”, “Moo Moo” or “Mooie”.

The “Moo” jokes stem from us making fun of a family member (I will not incriminate anyone) that makes an “Mmmmmmm” noise when they eat. The “Mmmm” sounds kind of like a “Moo”, we started joking around about it and that is how our nicknames were created!


171 Elena November 17, 2010

I like this soup. In week-end I’ll have time and prepare one for me.


172 Gina November 17, 2010

Oooh, I love this recipe too :)


173 elizabethlacy November 17, 2010

Best soup ever!


174 Jacquelynn November 18, 2010

I wasn’t able to read this yesterday, but we have “Ren and Stimpy.” Remember that cartoon?! Loved it!


175 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2010

haha yes!


176 Amy @ purewellnessamy November 18, 2010

Love. This. Soup. I’m eating it right now for dinner. I just emailed my husband telling him to get excited for a delicious dinner when he gets home from work tonight!


177 Ashley November 19, 2010

This soup looked excellent, so I made it last night for my boyfriend and I. We both liked it, but instead of the soup having a reddish (tomato) color, it took on the color of the curry powder, a deep yellow. This color initially put my boyfriend off from wanting to eat it until he actually tried it. I put in the 1 tsp. as instructed in the recipe…does anyone have any ideas as to what went wrong? Perhaps I should reduce the curry powder to 1/2 tsp? A note: instead of using a vegetable bullion cube, I used vegetable stock. Not sure if this would make a difference in the color though…


178 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 21, 2010

I think it depends on the type of curry you use as they vary in colour :)


179 mar November 19, 2010

i made and loved this soup. 2 tiny things i’d change for next time: add the spices along with 2 tbsp tomato paste in with the onion and vegetable mixture before adding everything else to let those flavors meld, then add in the quinoa and let that toast with everything for about 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes and stock and black beans and all that stuff. that said, i’d only do that because i’m soup obsessed and should probably get out more. i love this soup and it’s heating up on the stove for lunch right now!!!


180 Atanza November 19, 2010

I call my boyfriend: Pooper, Sugarbutt
He calls me: Pumpkin, Babe, Knucklehead

We’re very mature.


181 Amanda November 20, 2010

This soup was amazing!!! I made it tonight for dinner and LOVED it! I am so glad you posted this recipe!! I will definitely be making this in the future :) I ate my first bowl of it while talking to my mom on Skype (I am in Paris, France, and she is in Muskoka, Ontario) and told her as soon as I took my first bite that she MUST make it for her and my dad for dinner tonight ha ha!
Thanks again Angela! :)


182 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 21, 2010

glad you like it!!


183 Rhonda November 20, 2010

Do you post on If so I would love to follow you there.


184 Andi Murray November 20, 2010

I have this soup on the stove right now.. my house smells amazing : )

It’s a rainy day in florida and on my way home I stopped at the store, bought myself a nice soup pot with this recipe in mine…

you’ve done it again


185 Jessie November 22, 2010

I made this soup tonight, and it was my first recipe of yours that I’ve made… and you are my hero! I can’t wait to make more of your yummies. :) This is so delicious, and has helped me conquer my fear of making soups. I can’t wait to have this on hand in my freezer for quick, hot meals this winter! Thank you!


186 Jennifer R November 23, 2010

I made this soup last night for my family — it was easy to make and soooo delicious! I doubled it (we have 5 in our family) and also used vegetable stock. We added Daiya cheese to our bowls as a garnish — oh holy yum, that just made it even better! Have you heard of that cheese? It’s dairy free and soy free.


187 Lisa @ The Splattered Apron November 23, 2010

This soup is delicious! I just made a batch to have on hand when we get back from traveling for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing!


188 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010



189 Andrea November 24, 2010

I just made this soup last night for dinner…yet another delicious recipe Angela – even my husband who is a devoted meat eater loved it!!


190 Andrea November 24, 2010

I just made this soup last night for dinner…yet another delicious recipe Angela – even my husband who is a devoted meat eater loved it!!


191 jennifer November 24, 2010

Going to make this soup tomorrow for part of our Thanksgiving dinner, but I forgot to buy Quinoa. Do you think Orzo might work?


192 Leslie November 26, 2010

I am making this tonight but I can not find any vegetable bouillon.. How much water/veggie broth do you think I should use in place?


193 Ruzha November 28, 2010

I just made this soup, but used kale instead of spinach, and OMG!! It’s one of the most incredible and heart-warming soups I’ve ever had. Truly holiday soup for the soul. Thank you for sharing it with us!!


194 Emily November 28, 2010

My boyfriend calls me babe and jellybean. I use to call him Radar… I actually met him by that name. He drives a boat for a living and all the guys have a “handle” that they use to talk to each other on the radio. It took a few months before I knew his real name, but that was before we were together. I don’t really have any nicknames for him now.

I made your soup for dinner tonight. Sick to the ribs yum! And made enough for a few days of lunches.

Thanks Angie!


195 Amanda December 1, 2010

Just made this soup again for the 3rd time ha ha! :)
Didn’t have any quinoa on hand tho so I used mini whole wheat macaroni noodles :) Yumm!!


196 Nico December 8, 2010

I just made this and posted my adaptation on my blog. So delicoius! Good luck in Project Food Blog, you received one of my three votes for the current round :)


197 Akaleistar October 7, 2012

That soup looks amazing!


198 Willow November 9, 2012

I’m going away for a few days this weekend, so I made a big pot of this for my Fiance to have while I’m gone. It turned out great! I went heavy on the spices, and think I might add a potato or some kind of starch to bulk it up a little more next time… but there will definitely be a next time! Loved how quickly it came together, too. :)


199 Carrie November 19, 2012

I’m curious why you dissolve buillion in water for this recipe rather than just using vegetable broth. Is there a reason? I usually only use veggie broth in soup recipes.


200 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 21, 2012

You can use either :)


201 Maria ( November 20, 2012

Snitzlefritz!!!!! lol omg that made my day!!! I thought me and my husband were bad! heheheh love it! We’re not alone!!!
LOVED the recipe, will try it tonight! Thanks for so many skin-glowing recipes! :)


202 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 21, 2012

hahah I just thought to myself “Did I really divulge that on the blog?” Good thing Eric doesn’t know…


203 Steph November 22, 2012

Used lentils instead of beans but OMG, it was so good, I could not stop eating it!!


204 Ashley November 27, 2012

I just made this and reposted. It was DELICIOUS. Thank you!


205 Statch December 26, 2012

Well, I’m only two years late in commenting on this, but why not? I made this soup tonight and it was lovely. I used homemade vegetable stock (3 cups stock/2 cups water), regular quinoa, and collard greens instead of spinach…and I…err…misread the instructions and put in a Tbsp of curry powder instead of a tsp, but it still came out great. Very flavorful. First time I’ve used quinoa but definitely not the last! (And you also got me to try red lentils with your spiced red lentil, tomato and kale soup, which we loved.)

It’s so funny to read how many other peole come up with lots of nicknames and voices for their pets. I thought we were just weird! (And we probably are…there are just a lot more of us than I thought!)


206 Madison December 27, 2012

Made this soup for Christmas Eve and my meat-loving brother couldn’t get enough of it. He went back for thirds and now that it’s gone, still won’t stop talking about the soup. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!


207 Olygram September 29, 2013

I made this for dinner tonight. It was a keeper. Great flavor and a wonderful meal on a rainy fall day.


208 India November 11, 2013

Made this today! Didn’t have carrot or courgette so used broccoli and sweet potato instead. Very delicious, now definitely a favourite soup!


209 Colofin November 14, 2013

Made this for my wife and I last night… holy mackerel!! Hands down one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted; this one is going in the recipe book. I adhered to the recipe for the most part, however, I doubled the curry, olive oil, and garlic :)

Thank you and happy souping!!


210 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 15, 2013

so glad you enjoyed the soup!


211 Savannah November 25, 2013

This soup is absolutely delicious! Super simple, yet packed with flavor. I didn’t have any saffron or zucchini, so I substituted it for english cucumber. Thank you for the recipe (:


212 Sawako November 27, 2013

Wow, the flavors are out of the world !!! Super kind warm down to earth flavors. Just like the name!
I made this for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but I don’t know if there any left….for tomorrow.
Thank you for shearing recipe.


213 Andy December 11, 2013

I made this and it was delicious! The flavor definitely improved on the 2nd day. I didn’t have a bouillon cube so I used 4 cups of low sodium vegetable broth and 2 cups water and it worked out alright for me. Next time, I will try to track down saffron to enhance the flavor even more!


214 Monica December 12, 2013

This recipe sounds delicious! It’s getting cold, so time to pull out the soups!
Ok, we live in central Texas, but it DOES get cold here a few days out of the year!!!
Nicknames: When he wants to crack me up, my husband calls me “Babycakes” with the eyebrow, and that fake alluring, “don’t you think I’m sexy voice”…long story, and I am dating myself…Look up the old Highland’s Russian Sub commercial on U-tube.


215 Simply Sweet Rose January 11, 2014

First of all, I absolutely love your website. You have truly inspired a passion for cooking in me. You make cooking way more interesting and fun for me. This is one of my favorite recipes. I have made it several times and love it more every time I make it. I just started a blog, you tube channel and instagram profile about life and transitioning to a completely natural, organic and healthy lifestyle. I wanted to know if I could mention your recipes and a link to your website every time I refer you in my blog and youtube channel.


216 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 11, 2014

Sure, that’s fine by me. The only thing I ask is that the recipes are not re-posted off my site. Thank you so much for your sweet words! I can’t wait to see your videos. xo


217 Simply Sweet Rose January 11, 2014

Thank you so much! I can’t wait until your cookbook comes out.


218 Amanda February 3, 2014

Made this (or a version of this) tonight for dinner. AMAZING. This will be a keeper, for sure.


219 Sheena February 18, 2014

Wonderful soup…made it last night and we gobbled it up:) Do you have a calorie count for this soup?


220 Susan April 19, 2014

I’m going to make this soup tonight!

My girlfriend calls me “puddin’ stick”

no idea where that came from!?

I call her tutu.


221 Susan June 19, 2014

This is the most delicious soup I have ever made. The combo of sweet and savory spices is warm and wonderful. I followed the recipe to the letter except I added three cups of chopped baby spinach instead of two at the end, and I did not have saffron. This is hands down AMAZING!!


222 Kristina Allen September 14, 2014

I made this soup tonight and it was awesome!! I did make a couple modifications to the recipie: I added a large tub of steamed chopped spinach (instead of 2 cups), I added 28 oz of chopped canned tomatoes (instead of 15 oz), added 2 cans of Black beans (vs. 1), added the juice from on lemon and some chopped cilantro. Definatley will be making this again! Thanks for the inspiration!!


223 Johanna September 15, 2014

I doubled this recipe and it still wasn’t enough. It was that delicious. I am so thankful for your website. This is definitely a 5 star recipe.


224 Danielle October 6, 2014

This is the best soup I have ever had. Thank you so so much for sharing your recipe! I made this the first time for Thanksgiving last year. My first Thanksgiving being vegan. I added way more curry and more cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to taste. I could not get over how good this soup is. My family, who assumed anything I brought to Thanksgiving could not possibly taste good, was very hesitant to try it. Once they did, the whole batch of soup disappeared. I make this soup all of the time, have shared it with all of my friends, people at work, and everyone that has tried it loves it and I’ve passed your recipe on to so many people. You’ve helped me show my non-vegan family and friends how amazingly good vegan food can taste. THANK YOU!!


225 Emily January 19, 2015

Just made this soup because I had a rich food weekend and needed to detox. I tweaked the spices a little because I’m out of curry but OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST VEGETABLE SOUP I’VE EVER MADE. HANDS DOWN.

That is all.


226 Jacqueline February 9, 2015

Oh, I love this soup! I like to spice it up a bit with Tabasco Chipotle sauce… hmmm!
Thanks for putting it up here! :)


227 Cawfee Kath October 15, 2015

This looks great ! We are getting into “soup season” here (well since I love soup I can eat it any time, any weather) and will put it on my list .

Mr. Cawfee is called “Punkin Pants” by me and I am “Honey” and “Baby”. He called me these names when we first met and I thought it was because he couldn’t remember my name. Fast forward—–married 20 years.


228 Janelle Engstrom December 19, 2015

I absolutely love this soup. We enjoy making it on extra cold days! It has the most beautiful broth with layers of delicious savory flavor.


229 Hilary October 17, 2016

I’m making this right now and it smells so good!! I can’t wait to taste it! Thank you for always being an inspiration to eat foods that make you GLOW! :) I’ve been following you for years and am so happy for your success!


230 Angela Liddon October 17, 2016

Aw, thanks so much for the kind words, Hilary! I hope you enjoy the soup. :)


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