Today I’m re-sharing one of my very favorite soup recipes: Vegetable Beef Soup.
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Why am I re-sharing? Because I was reminded today of how my love of food came to evolve in my lifetime. Food: We all have to have it. It’s a necessity. But there’s so much more to it than that (to me, anyway).
Food brings people together on so many levels. Whether you’re celebrating, mourning, socializing or trying to comfort a loved one… food is always there.
Sometimes you get home from a long day at work and just need to throw something together to nourish your family… then other times you pour your heart and soul into making a meal for someone you love dearly. That’s what I did today with this soup.
You see, one of my very dearest and best friends is battling the beast. His name is cancer and I hate him with a passion. Hate is an ugly word and I don’t use it very often at all. But it’s warranted today.
When I feel like comforting someone I always make this soup. It’s full of beef (no skimping!) and healthy veggies.
WHAT’S IN THIS VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP?
- Stew meat (and lots of it!)
- Green beans
- Baby lima beans
- Herbs and seasonings
So whether you’re making this soup to comfort a loved one or making it for your family to enjoy on a cold day by the fire, remember life is precious. Savor every minute, and enjoy the journey. Every single day is a gift.
I hope this comforting soup brings you as much comfort and joy as it has brought me and my loved ones over the years.
Originally published December 2, 2015 and updated January 20, 2018.Print