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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup: The Video.

I made a version of this soup early last year, when I was just starting to feel more confident in winging my own recipes.  I beamed with pride as Casey took the first bite and declared it the best thing I had ever made.  So when faced with Project Food Blog Challenge #7 – Video 411 – I thought this recipe would be a great one to makeover and share with you guys.

From the minute I clicked “submit” to enter the Project Food Blog competition months ago, I joked that it was a good thing that I would likely never make it to round 7, because there was NO way I could possibly make a video.  But week by week my readers surprised me as I advanced through each challenge, and through it all, I’ve ended up also surprising myself. 

I did make a video, I had fun doing it, and I’m pretty proud of it.  It isn’t fancy or over the top, just simple and inviting – just like my cooking.

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And so without further adieu, I present to you my Project Food Blog challenge video…

And just in case you want to prepare this soup yourself (do it!), here is everything you need to know…

Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup

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  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 1.5 medium onions, diced
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 4 –6 cups vegetable broth (use 4 if you want a thicker stew-like soup, and 6 if you prefer a brothier soup)
  • 1 bunch kale, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

 To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cube the sweet potatoes and rutabaga into evenly sized pieces.  Toss with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper, and spread evenly onto a sheet pan.
  2. Roast the vegetables for 45 minutes, or until browned and tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  3. Once the vegetables are done, sauté the onions and garlic over medium high heat in a heavy-bottomed pot (like a Dutch oven) until soft and starting to turn brown.
  4. Add roasted vegetables, vegetable broth, and spices and bring up to a simmer.
  5. Fill pot to the top with kale (washed and torn), and cover for at least 10 minutes so that the kale will wilt and steam.
  6. Check kale for tenderness after 10 minutes.  Once ready, add rinsed black beans and stir well to heat through.
  7. Adjust final seasoning with salt and pepper.  Ladle and serve into individual bowls, and top with freshly diced avocado.
  8. YUM!

Whatever you do, do not skip the roasting step!  The caramelization and flavors developed through roasting are what makes this soup so good.

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This really is one of my favorite soups of all time.  There is something very rustic and homey about it, while still tasting fresh and light from all the greens.

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You can also customize the recipe to fit what you have on hand, or what is in season where you live.  I have always used sweet potatoes, but for the second vegetable I’ve swapped in carrots, parsnips, and turnips.  Each version has been its own slightly different bowl of deliciousness.

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What I like about this recipe is that it is so versatile.  Not only can you swap in different vegetables, you can serve this (almost) year round.  Kale is one of those amazing hearty greens that makes itself available from early summer all the way to winter.

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Use summer kale, zucchini, and eggplant to make a light appetizer soup for a backyard dinner party in the summer.  Or make it with winter kale and comforting root vegetables, to be enjoyed in a big mug snuggled up inside on a cold December day.

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No matter when you make it, it is always healthy and always delicious.

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Good to the last bite.

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You can VOTE for my entry here.  Thank you!

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Poppy@ From Fried Chicken to Tofu     at 2:17 pm

Looks fantastic (as always!) I (heart) Kale, so I cant’ wait to try this…thanks for the recipe!


marie @quarterlifequandary.com     at 2:17 pm

great job! love the post and the fact your video was done before the postponement, esp with all that is going on for you! that says a lot!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers     at 2:17 pm

This sounds SO good. I love your video-it turned out great! :)


sarah     at 2:17 pm

I’m gonna make this. I have like, 30 pounds of squash in the basement. Maybe more. So I’ll make a squash version. yuuuummmmm.


grocery goddess jen     at 2:20 pm

Congrats Emily! You seemed very natural and are tres adorable! Love it, and the soup looks omg fantastic!


meg @ the veg meg     at 2:22 pm

This looks soooo good!! I can’t wait to try it. You are so cuuuute!


Kristina @ spabettie     at 2:25 pm

this soup looks delicious! great job on the video !!


Nicole     at 2:27 pm

Mmm…I might try this today, swapping in turnips for the rutabaga. For once I have all the necessary ingredients already! I just bought a bunch of kale yesterday and this would be a perfect use for it. This is only my second batch of kale- never knew how tasty it was! I’ve just been eating it plain off the stalk, LOL.

Can’t wait to vote!


Anna     at 2:27 pm

You sound great! I know you were nervous about how you sounded on camera, but you’re a natural.


Angela (Oh She Glows)     at 2:28 pm

Great job!! Love your recipe and video! Looks delicious as always.


Maria@La_Piattini     at 2:30 pm

You did a great job with your video- it seems like such an easy and delicious soup to make. I also love the “good to the last bite” pics :)


Megan (Running Foodie)     at 2:31 pm

Whoohoo! Things I love: your apron, the music (so soothing!), and the SOUP! I’m making it this week :)


Tami     at 2:32 pm

you did a great job with your video. I love the music and you did excellent talking and showing us all the steps! Great job!


Laura     at 2:32 pm

Great job, Emily! It was fun to hear your voice and see you in action. :-)


Becca     at 2:37 pm

That sounds delicious. I love the promise of caramelised flavours. Yum :)


Ash     at 2:40 pm

Great job on the video!! And that recipe looks delicious. I’m going to be trying it very soon!!


Jen     at 2:43 pm

Awesome video Emily! The recipe looks amazing and you were a natural.


Ana     at 2:47 pm

Nice video Emily! Love the recipe, looks delicious like your recipes always do!


Kathleen     at 2:51 pm

Well done, your video was perfect! Loved your music selection and can’t wait to try the soup recipe. You’ve got my vote for sure.


Betty     at 2:51 pm

Emily – you (and Casey) did GREAT !


Gabrielle Reply:

Ditto! Looks delish!


Kirsten     at 2:52 pm

Love your video! The recipe looks delicious and the video is really natural – has a beautiful simplicity to it. Congratulations!


Meghan     at 2:53 pm

I’m so excited to make this! I’m sick and that soup has so many vitamins I’m going to see if it makes me feel better. I feel bad for people who do not know how fantastic roasted veggies are. Thanks again Emily!


Amy     at 2:53 pm

Yum! I love kale and will definitely be trying this. Great job with the video too! :)


Maissa     at 2:53 pm

This video makes me love your blog even more. Its perfect. Seriously. Great job!

Also I want to make this. Like tonight.

Thanks for sharing this with us.


Jennifer@ knackfornutrition     at 2:56 pm

Your video turned out great! I don’t know if I would have the balls to do something like that so way to go! :)


Nicole @ yuppie yogini     at 2:57 pm

That soup looks INCREDIBLE!! Good luck!


A Better Me     at 3:01 pm

Mmmmmmm looks delicious!


Katrina@ Katrina Runs for Food     at 3:10 pm

Emily, this is FANTASTIC!! I loved seeing you stir with your hand on your hip. My husband swears that if I lost my arm, I couldn’t cook since I ALWAYS pop that hand on my hip to stir or taste.

It was a very professional video and you covered all the objectives of the contest but with your personal style. Perfect!


BIOCHEMISTA     at 3:15 pm

Hey chica! This looks fantastic. I love the video- you’re so cute!

It was nice meeting you at Foodbuzz, although briefly. Would u want to get together in the near future for coffee, wine, a run, etc?? I live on the Gtown/Dupont border so pretty easy to get around.

Let me know :)



Dynamics     at 3:16 pm

You did a FANTASTIC job with the video. Who needs a professional when you have Casey. Your editing skills are amazing.


Claire (Low Impact Fashionista)     at 3:18 pm

Fantastic job! you weren’t awkward at all haha. This soup sounds amazing I wish I had some kale so I could make it!


Therese     at 3:19 pm

I loved this, Emily! And I have to say that you’re the first blogger who sounds exactly as I thought you would! :)

I’m going to have to try that soup out, it sounds so easy yet sooo tasty! Good luck! I can’t wait to vote for you!


Rosemary     at 3:20 pm

Wonderful recipe Emily, will definitely try it! Your video is great-good job!Especially because you and Casey did it yourselves..don’t really like that some contestants had professional help, not fair. Will vote as soon as I can for you, good luck! And yes, if you are ever in Beaumont,Texas I would love to give you that pedicure!


thetreadmilldiaries     at 3:21 pm

Nice job with the video. Btw..I have the same exact pot you’re using to cook the soup. Love mine.


Jillian@ Reshape Your Life     at 3:24 pm

Awesome job Emily! Above and beyond for a first video! Two Thumbs up!


Emily     at 3:31 pm

Yum, this soup looks awesome! Your video reminds me of Barefoot Contessa or another similar show on the Food Network–I can totally see you having your own show. :)


Elizabeth     at 3:31 pm

Great video. I loved it! Can’t wait to try the soup recipe it all my favorite ingredients.


Miranda     at 3:38 pm

Loved the video! Can’t wait the make the soup!


Little Bookworm     at 3:43 pm

The soup sounds amazing, great video as well! :)


MaryBe     at 3:55 pm

You are just so cute! The soup sounds amazing and I love the addition of avocado at the end. So unexpected!
I also love the way you make incredible vegan recipes, without flaunting them or even labeling them. Whenever someone asks me the inevitable question (“what on Earth do you eat??”)I tell them about your blog.


Emilie     at 3:59 pm

That soup looks delicious, I’ll definitely be trying it! Is that a Mario Batali pot that you used? I have one of those and I LOVE it.


Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef     at 4:08 pm

looks great!!


Dorry     at 4:21 pm

Yay! Love the recipe, love the video, love that Casey was your cameraman. Perfection. Good luck!


Maddie (Healthy Maddie)     at 4:25 pm

I love your video! You are a natural behind the camera and your soup looks amazing. Good luck :)


JL goes Vegan     at 4:29 pm

Now I know why you said I would love this recipe…KALE! :) Love it! You video is excellent. You have such an at-ease way of presenting the preparation. Bravo!


The Peanut Butter Addict     at 4:36 pm

Love how delicious and simple this looks!


Marina     at 4:39 pm

Emily, you are so totally NOT a huge dork! You are absolutely adorable, just as I expected :)


Jen     at 4:45 pm

Great job Emily – you did awesome! I can’t wait to try the soup, it looks delicious!


Vanessa     at 4:46 pm

Ah! I love this!! You did a great job and you should totally make more videos, you’re a natural!! Good luck!! Got my vote!


Ellie     at 4:47 pm

Emily, this is a fantastic video! You are such a natural and the editing looked really careful and professional. I could easy believe you are a cooking show regular. Best of all I’m 100% confident that I could make the soup after watching your video. Great job and good luck!


Mina     at 4:48 pm

Great job with the video! And I can’t wait to try this soup! Good luck Emily!


Sarah     at 4:49 pm

Aww, you did such an awesome job! Can’t wait to vote you through to the next round. :)


Sana     at 4:56 pm

I love how relaxed you are while cooking! I am always a mess! Good luck this round!


Amanda     at 5:06 pm

love the video! And the soup sounds delicious! I will have to try this recipe for sure!


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)     at 5:10 pm

The video’s awesome Emily! Will defo vote for you :D


Emily     at 5:11 pm

Your video is really nice. I read in your previous posts about other people getting professionals in and stuff – you don’t need to worry. I don’t think this style can be topped.

You have a very relaxed and welcoming style. And I love the slow music paired with the fast forwarded bits! Nice editing!


Jackie (Peaces of Earth)     at 5:18 pm

Aww, I love this video! I think it’s perfect. You did an awesome job editing it yourself – I would have no idea what I was doing! And the soup looks amazing, I think I know what I’m eating later!!


Stephanie     at 5:25 pm

I made this soup over the winter, it was absolutely delicious! I made it again and froze a bunch of batches so I could heat up on a moments notice. Amazing. I loved the video. It was simple, cute, and you seemed very relaxed!


KaraHadley     at 5:28 pm

1-The soup looks fantastic.
2-Your voice sounds exactly as I thought it would.
3-The pictures of you eating the soup are a great touch.
4-Your old stove would have made this look like even more of a cooking show.


Jenna     at 5:29 pm

This recipe looks great-can’t wait to try it! Can you tell me where you bought your bowls? I’ve been looking for some cute glass bowls and I love the shape of yours.


Teri [a foodie stays fit]     at 5:34 pm

You are so cute! Love the video! It turned out great! And I like your background music.

That soup sounds like my dream soup. I can’t wait to make it!

And I can’t wait until voting opens up!!! YAY!


Amy*     at 5:36 pm

The soup looks so yummy! I like the avocado on top. I can’t wait to try this recipe!*


Ginna     at 5:39 pm

You did a great job on the video Emily! :) Love the soft music in the background.

Wanna know where you got the big, thick wood cutting board? Its awesome!


kari     at 5:43 pm

looks awesome! i am loving your blog more and more every day. you’ve definitely got my vote – good luck! and i may even make this soup, um, tonight?


Renee     at 5:45 pm

This soup looks really good. I’m going to the store later and I plan on picking up the ingredients to make the soup.

I just have to say….I’ve been an internet junkie for a long time and along the way have met (in person) a lot of people I’ve met ‘online’. Sometimes they are exactly like you think in your mind they would be, and sometimes they are ‘nothing’ like they present themselves in the virtual world. You my dear are exactly like you sound in writing! Your voice even sounds like I hear it in my head…lol. Congrats on having a ‘true’ voice in your writing. Great video too…you’re a natural.


Amber K     at 5:53 pm

I usually can’t stand soup because it isn’t filling to me and there’s not much to chew. But that looks absolutely fantastic! Yum!


lindsay     at 5:58 pm

great video!

I think you are the only blogger whose voice is exactly what I imagined it to be. haha :)


Marci     at 6:00 pm

Looks simple and delicious for a cold day. And the video was fun to watch. See you in Round 8!


emilyr     at 6:09 pm

I love the video! Now I’m starving :)


Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)     at 6:10 pm

The soup looks great Emily! Great video too! I love cumin and corriander and hearty soups, so I will put this on my list of must tries!


Courtney     at 6:52 pm

loved it! looking forward to making it. Rooting for you!


Ida     at 7:01 pm

Love that you showed going to the farmer’s market! And what a cute apron. Good luck!


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope     at 7:13 pm

Lovely video and i am so making that soup. I don’t know why you were so worried about the video because you seem very normal, down to earth, and sweet:)


Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?     at 7:25 pm

The soup looks delicious! Do you think I could sub in fresh spinach? I can’t get Kale where I live, unfortunately :(.


Colleen     at 7:34 pm

Fabulous job on the video! You did GREAT! Now I need to figure out how to make it for my picky crowd.


Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul     at 8:14 pm

Wonderful job on the video, Emily! It was so great to see your personality shining through in a new way. And this recipe truly looks amazing.


Lauren     at 8:23 pm

Ah, this is GREAT!!!! You are definitely advancing. :) Good luck Emily.


Hilary     at 8:40 pm

Fan-flipping- tastic!!!! I loved it . I can’t wait to vote for you!!!


Cati @ crave and create     at 8:50 pm

Emily, you did a wonderful job on the video, and the soup looks fantastic! I love how approachable it is; I feel like I could make it myself, tonight. In fact, I’m going to star this post now – I’m sure I’ll be back to try your soup soon. :-)


Meg     at 8:51 pm

Two words, Emily: MORE VIDEOS! That was great, and it was nice to hear your voice! :)


Megan     at 9:15 pm

LOVE THIS!!! Awesome job on the video. Love how you took us all to your Farmer’s Market!!!

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I just made a mess of a Vegetable soup and was so disappointed… now I have another to try and make up for it. :)


Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker     at 9:17 pm

You’ve got my vote, lady!!! Great job with your video :)


Annie@stronghealthyfit     at 9:24 pm

Great job, Emily! What a creative video and I LOVE the recipe. Putting it on my list of things to make!


Chelsea     at 9:31 pm

Yaaay Emily! You did it, and you did it with confidence. Your vid was amazing, good luck (and congratulations for doing so well!)


Dani     at 9:31 pm

Great video! You did a fantastic job, I know that is not easy to do.


Maya     at 9:47 pm

I love how your entries start at the farmer’s market. I’m bookmarking this recipe and voting for you (of course)!


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Susan     at 9:56 pm

Love, love, love your video! Love how you sped up the chopping and veggie prep. I think you did such a great job! You make it look so easy and I can’t wait to go the farmers market next weekend and make this.


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 9:58 pm

Nice job Emily! The video looks great!


Tracey     at 10:01 pm

Great job Emily! The soup looks delicious! Good luck with the contest!


Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert     at 10:03 pm

Wow that video was so good. The music, lighting, all of it – really great job. We do videos mostly of our kids. We did one last weekend of a motorcycle ride. Isn’t it such fun? Glad to see you so well and I really enjoyed hearing your voice. That seems like a funny thing but for someone that has never met you, it was great!


Our son and his girlfriend loved doing this.


Charlie     at 10:11 pm

This soup looks incredible! And so easy :).

P.S. Love the bowl!


Katie @ The Boston Marathoner     at 10:21 pm

This looks delicious! I’m on the lookout for winter soups, and this will be perfect.


Jodi     at 10:26 pm

Emily – loved the video! Simple but very very pleasant to watch and super easy to follow. I am SO SO excited about this soup! I was looking for a great soup recipe for this winter (instead of the same ole staples that my mom used to make which are very meat heavy). I am definitely going to try this one and might even bring it to enjoy on Thanksgiving!! What a treat! Thank you :)


Felicia (a taste of health with balance)     at 10:43 pm

love hearty veggie soups! looks delicious, great job!!


faith @ gracefulfitness     at 10:49 pm

That last picture is OUTSTANDING!


lindsay     at 11:22 pm

Love the video!! Love the pics and love the versatility of the soup. Can’t wait to try it out…


Cristen     at 11:29 pm

Loved your video Emily! I loved the simplicity of your recipe and the video.


April @ Crazy Fabulous Life     at 10:39 pm

Love, love, love your video! I think it’s the best one I’ve seen so far, seriously. I will be so freaking shocked if you don’t make reader’s choice again!


Nancy     at 12:36 am

This looks so delicious and easy to make like kitchen newbies like me!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat)     at 12:51 am

This video is excellent!!! I love the music and the 9 photo “bite”

PS I still wanna see the sushi video :)


Bobbi     at 12:51 am

I love this!!! I love your blog. It was so great meeting you last weekend, I adore your story :) GOOD LUCK!


courtney     at 12:52 am

Great video–you were so natural! And the soup looks soup-er! :) Good luck with Project Food Blog!


Sarah Louise     at 1:29 am

You’re video is great! The recipe seems pretty simple, but delicious. I can’t wait to make it!


maya @ finding balance in tokyo     at 3:47 am

Wow! Great video.. you seem so natural throughout the whole thing, and the soup looks amazing!


Aubrey     at 4:49 am

I LOVED your video and hearing your voice. You were super natural and so cute. I think you should do more!


Glocal Girl     at 6:32 am

This looks so amazing, perfect for a Cali girl trying to stay warm in Holland. Thanks for sharing, I’m always on the lookout for new yummy recipes!




Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine     at 9:00 am

Not only is the video AWESOME, but the video looks great!! I’ve been waiting to see these all week and they’re just as great as I’d hoped!


Leanne @ Simplicitlee     at 9:14 am

Great video post! I can’t wait to make it :) :)


Hope     at 9:32 am

This soup looks amazing! Great job on the video! You did such a good job! :)


Kristy     at 9:54 am

I would love to try this! Good luck girly! And, why were you so worried – your voice sounds natural :-)


Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner     at 9:55 am

The video came out great! This recipe looks delicious and kale is my new obsession.


Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)     at 9:57 am

You’re a natural on video- and I love the editing! Plus, the soup looks warm and cozy… I think you’re going to win! :)


Cailin @ Stir Crazy     at 10:02 am

This looks so healthy and delicious. I just love homemade soup! Wonderful job on the video!


Meghan     at 10:04 am

Your video is awesome, I just loved it! And I liked way more than some of the other uber-professional PFB entries that I’ve seen.

Also, did you get that blue vest from Gap? If so, I have the same one and I love it.


emily     at 10:10 am

Your video was adorable and this looks amazing, totally making this soon!


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Carly     at 11:28 am

I loved your video, Emily! It was so much more appropriate for than some of the more produced videos. This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! :)


Amelia from Z Tasty Life     at 11:59 am

wonderful and hearty soup. You’re a natural. I just made roasted root veggies yesterday and happen to have kale in my fridge…guess where I am headed next??? the kitchen of course!!! to make your soup :)


victoria     at 1:33 pm

Wonderful job! Loved getting to hear the voice behind the face…and I can’t wait to try this recipe, looks amazing!


david     at 1:40 pm

tried it for my wife for dinner and it was perfecto.


Janna     at 2:33 pm

This was lovely!

And the soup looks incredibly healthy and delicious. Will definitely be making for the family!


Jessie     at 3:34 pm

What a great video! I love the farmers market part- it was a great intro to the recipe.


Heather     at 3:37 pm

your video looks great! Its so weird hearing your voice b/c I had pictured you sounding different. Not in a good orbad way just different so its strange!
I think the farmers market part at the beginning was a great idea!


Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot     at 3:59 pm

Lovely video! I like how you showed the entire process from market to bowl. And, speaking of bowls, I adore that clear glass bowl! Good luck!


Mariko     at 4:21 pm

Those sweet potatoes are huge!
I have some of those ingredients right now. It’s not cold here, but I’d still like to make this. This soup is making my mouth water.


Melissa @ HerGreenLife     at 5:45 pm

So weird — I just happened to make a very similar soup on Saturday: sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, and cannellini beans with, wait for it, coriander and cumin for seasoning.

I didn’t roast the sweet potatoes, but I did cook them to melt-in-your-mouth tender. I thought they were overdone, but my husband convinced me that they were delicious. The Swiss chard acted like the kale — looked like a HUGE amount at first, but quickly cooked down. Yum!


Nikki     at 6:55 pm

You better make the next round. You are always one of my favorites!


Dee     at 7:48 pm

You are so cute!!! I love this recipe! Going off to vote! :)


Amanda in Pittsburgh     at 8:05 pm

Oh my goodness! Emily, I was away for the weekend and didn’t have time to check out your video, so now is the first time I’ve seen it! You are so stinking cute! (That’s a good thing, not really, uh, stinky! LOL you know what I mean!) Anyway, great job on the video! It was nice to hear what you sound like! I’ve already voted and I’m sure everyone agrees you’ll move to the next round! Great job!!


Divina     at 9:50 pm

Love the video! The soup looks delicious! So delicious, that I’m trying to make it right now. Am halfway through roasting the veggies – my first time having rutabaga ever.. and tasted the rutabaga.. YUM! You rock Emily. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!


Lee     at 10:00 pm

I am making this as I type. Can’t wait to try it.


Renee     at 10:15 pm

I made the soup for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My boyfriend told me three times it was really good! LOL

I bought sweet potatoes, but mine weren’t as orange as yours.

Here’s a pic I posted to my photobucket.


One question though….how do professional chefs stop their eyes from watering when chopping onions? ;=)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

If you put the onions in the refrigerator for about ten minutes before you chop, the cooler temps cut down on the sulfur that hurts your eyes! :)


Renee Reply:

Thanks! I am going to try that next time. My onions were really strong and my eyes were watering!


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Lindsay     at 10:31 pm

Loved this!! Can’t wait to make it!! And my 2 year old daughter loved it too…she kept telling me “She’s making it, Mommy! She’s making it!” Too adorable!


Rachel R     at 10:36 pm

Awesome job! Gonna make this soup ASAP!


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The Cuisinerd     at 2:41 am

1) I’m totally making this. 2) Your voice really came through with the video and you are a pleasure to watch.

Best of luck!!


Lisa Orgler     at 10:03 am

Beautifully, simple and engaging video. Just loved it. Best wishes!!


Mary     at 11:14 am

That looks like a great recipe, and a video tutorial as well! color me impressed. Every time I crave Kale I get it steamed, I bet I would like it in soup as well. I will have to try it, thanks for the post Emily!


Mama Pea     at 1:22 pm

Great job, hon! I wish I could chop vegetables as fast as you :(


Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep     at 1:47 pm

Great video! You did a great job. I couldn’t help but think that you really stuck to this challenge even with everything else you have going on. You got my vote!

Cute apron, by the way!


Late Due to Soup | The Girl In Chucks     at 1:48 pm

[...] that watching Project Food Blog video entries would be a nice way to cheer myself up. When I got to Emily’s entry, I thought to myself, “Mmm. That looks good! I think I’m going to get up and make some [...]

R @ Learning As I Chop     at 2:25 pm

I like the use of music and wording – good for the hearing impaired. I also LOVE that soup bowl. Where is it from?


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thank you! Bowl is from the Crate and Barrel outlet! :)


Julie     at 3:05 pm

Just voted for you — loved that you showed the market too. And your apron is adorable!


Candy     at 5:18 pm

I made your soup last night and I have to say, it was THE best soup I’ve EVER made–and I make a lot of vegetarian soups! Even my son loved it, and he’s 7. Nice job all around. You got my vote!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Oh wow – this makes my day! I am so happy to hear how many people have already made it, and of course how much you’ve enjoyed it. I think it’s pretty good too. :) Thanks for the vote!


TheCilantropist     at 5:37 pm

This soup looks fabulous, perfect for fall, and Iove all the in-season veggies you got from the farmers market! Great job, you definitely got my vote. :)


Summer     at 6:12 pm

You are so adorable! It’s so nice to put a voice to your face; I loved the video!


Kelley     at 7:22 pm

I made your soup today subbing turnips for the rutabaga and it was DELICIOUS! The avocado (I was skeptical) made the soup so creamy – love it!


Monica     at 8:28 pm

Great job! Making a video is no easy work!

Good luck! :)


Lindsey     at 8:45 pm

Emmer your video is perfection! So proud of you and so excited to taste this soup. My batch should be done in about 20 more minutes. Way to go Bo!!!


Lana     at 2:15 am

What a perfect dish for fall! I love the colors, the textures and the simplicity.
Great video and a great dish. Good luck to you!


Susan @ Saucy Living     at 4:13 am

I’ve been following your lovely blog for awhile now and just wanted to let you know that I made this soup today and loved it! So perfect for cold weather, and my family really liked it. So thank you!


Soup and Bread « Saucy Living     at 4:14 am

[...] has turned colder and wetter, I find myself craving soup all the time. So when I saw a recipe for Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup on The Front Burner, I just had to try it out! And it was just what I craved — hearty and [...]

Shelley     at 10:01 am

Thanks for this recipe and video—and great job with the video! =) I made this for dinner last night, and my husband, who loves meat and usually prefers it incorporated into dinner somehow, mentioned several times how “fantastic” the soup was! We have several friends with restricted diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb, etc.) so I’m saving this one for our next dinner party!


savor | kalliemarie     at 12:45 pm

[...] A recipe in pictures, adapted from the front burner’s recipe. [...]

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[...] Now I look forward to trying all sorts of soups especially french onion, tomato bisque, chowda and on and on. It just so happens that I was perusing the blogosphere earlier this week and found this delicious looking soup. [...]

Winnie     at 3:58 pm

Great job on the video- you are so adorable! I love seeing you choose your ingredients at the market and I REALLY want to make this soup!


Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life)     at 10:15 pm

Great video! The soup looks simply yummy! I’ll just have to try it since it has all of my favorite ingredients!.


Megan (Running Foodie)     at 12:54 am

Oh Emily – I made this tonight and it was incredible! It is cold and rainy with thunder and lightning in CA right now, so this was the perfect dinner. :)


Brooke     at 4:37 pm

Just made your soup with butternut squash and carrots. Delicious!


Jasmie (Sweet and Fit)     at 8:55 pm


loved the recipe and the video! just bookmarked this page to make your soup =)


Dinetonite     at 12:30 pm

I enjoyed your blog very much. The information was interest to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe


Karen     at 1:48 pm

I had to tell you that I actually made this last night and I was so surprised at how delicious it was! I’m usually disappointed by veggie-based meals, but I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything by not having any meat in there. Even my husband loved it! Thanks!


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Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Soup « In Oak Park     at 11:58 pm

[...] very easy, delicious, and healthy soup I made last week. I followed a recipe from The Front Burner, one of my current favorite blogs.  I topped ours with avocado and a few chunks of local goat [...]

Stephanie     at 10:41 pm

Emily–I just made this tonight and it is pure deliciousness! I can’t wait to enjoy this soup in the days to come. :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I’m so glad you liked it!


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[...] each one of us wants this bad. Last challenge, I was totally blown away by Angela’s blondies, Emily’s soup and Annalise’s chocolate [...]

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[...] one of our dinners I whipped up Emily’s delicious Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup.   And some mango brie quesadilla’s on request of little bro.  [...]

Jeanne     at 4:34 pm

I’ve been following your blog ever since you were featured in SparkPeople a few months ago, and I’m a big fan! (your blog is even bookmarked in my favorites, ha!)

I just wanted to tell you that I followed your instructions to a T and it came out FANTASTIC!!! It was so easy, yet it’s incredibly elegant, and I can’t wait to make it for company!

Bravo, Emily!!


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[...] when I was looking for soup recipes to make this week, I headed straight to her blog to get the recipe (There is a how-to video, BONUS!). It calls for kale, sweet potatoes, black beans, vegetable broth, [...]

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Sara     at 8:21 am


I’ve been eyeing this recipe since you posted it and finally got around to making it last night. The recipe was super easy to follow and the end result? DELICIOUS. I’ve never put kale in soup (and was a little skeptical at first) but I love the way it came out and the avocado was a great addition too. I just finished breakfast and am already looking forward to having some soup for lunch. :)



Bonnie     at 4:25 pm

Finally made this soup today. It was delicious! Lots of leftovers for this week! :)


Lauren @ Hungry Child in the City     at 1:18 pm

Hi Emily! This soup looks fantastic, I love all your fresh ingredients and great looking recipes. I am going to try this one!


Kool Kale « The Lively Kitchen     at 10:40 am

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Katherina @ Zephyr Runs     at 12:44 pm

Organic kale is impossible to find in my beloved Publix down in Orlando for some reason. There’s one bag of conventional kale and I don’t want to grab that – I got some collards recently and am going to try that. Hopefully it’s still good, I love collards!


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[...] bring something to holiday meals that matches your preferences.  Last year I brought Emily’s Roasted Vegetable and Kale soup to Thanksgiving.  It was a huge hit!  And the nutritional profile was far better [...]

Megan     at 5:42 pm

I made this soup this weekend – everyone LOVED it, even my meat-obsessed step dad. Delicious and so healthy.


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[...] I felt like I spent so much time in the kitchen this weekend, making this on Saturday afternoon, the aforementioned pancakes Sunday morning and this (only muffin version) on [...]

WIAW #21 Still Gone... - Delights and Delectables     at 1:55 pm

[...] of Emily’s Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup with avocado on top.  I used parsnip, leek, and cushaw instead of carrot, onion, and sweet [...]

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