Soup Swap

by Alexandra London-Gross on October 16, 2012

in Food, Friends

I’ve lucked out in surrounding myself with some wonderful people here in Charlottesville. I’m particularly lucky to have made a friend who to go running and train with. We somehow manage to be upbeat at 6:45am while piling into her car and waiting for the sun to start rising. After a particularly chilling ten miler on Saturday we decided to bring back our soup swap.

We came up with the idea of getting a group of people together to make a big pot of soup and then exchange it once a week. It would keep meals interesting and requires only one day of cooking. The inaugural soup swap was a success and definitely helped me to eat something substantial for dinner after long days. I rarely feel like cooking if its past 7pm when I get home, so having a healthy (and non-processed) quart of soup really helps to give me some down time. Right now we’re swapping quart containers but will probably drop to pints if we get more people to sign up.

I’ve had a really strange and on-going craving for lentils. I decided to make sweet potato and lentil chili┬ásince I’m still going strong with my love for lentils and had most of the ingredients. Paired with some mini cornbread muffins and I am set for the week. Now I’m just going to hope that the weather doesn’t decide to go back into the 80s.

 

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emily (a nutritionist eats) October 16, 2012

That is such a great idea! Love it! I’ve been craving soup (lentil too!) but this is another hot week in LA so I’m going to have to hold off for a while until it cools down.

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables October 16, 2012

I’ve been loving lentils lately too!!! :) They’re so hearty and filling! YUM

That soup looks awesome :)

Are you coming to the blogger meet up on Saturday??

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Nichole October 17, 2012

Move over cookies! What a cool idea!

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Lauren @YoungNester October 17, 2012

Soup Swapping is a great idea! I think I’m going to try it with some friends. My fiance and I used to have Soup Sundays where we would make a big pot of Soup and then ration the leftovers into lunch-portioned tupperware for work so it would be easy to just swap those for our friends’ soups.

Thanks for posting!

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Alex October 18, 2012

That’s exactly what we did. We made the soup on Sunday so it would be ready for lunches or a quick dinner during the week. It’s so wonderful to just be able to grab and go!

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