4th Annual Soup Swap

The fall has been a whirlwind, so much so that I almost let it slip by without hosting my annual soup swap! But, alas, I got my act together on December 2, when 9 fabulous friends gathered with plant-based soup in tow to do some swapping.

It was my biggest gathering to date (although last years annual soup swap was fabulous as well!) and think the most tasty! If you’re thinking of hosting your own swap, direction are below – it’s a great way to get together with friends, try some new, healthy recipes, and go home with 6 delicious soups.

This year’s guests brought tortilla soup, quinoa green chili, cauliflower potato leek soup, black bean, veggie dumpling, quinoa veggie, sweet potato chowder, corn chowder, Thai butternut squash….to name a few. A delicious gathering indeed!

 

What you need to do to participate:

Pick a plant-based soup to make (you’ll need to double the recipe) and come to the party with 6 containers full of 1 quart of your soup – we swap them, so make sure it’s in a container you can give away (dollar store has cheap containers!) The idea here is that everyone leaves with a variety of soups they can freeze!

What Does Plant-Based Soup mean?

Using veggie broth, tomato/based, or beans, create a soup that is animal & animal product free (no chicken, turkey, pork, cow, dairy, cheese, butter). It’s not hard! Earth balance has a vegan butter that is super cheap, there are nut milks & veggie broth is found everywhere! Be creative – plants are so versatile and delicious!!!

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