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Monday, April 26, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Wordless Wednesday! April 28, 2021

One of my favorite flowers! 
Have a lovely day and thanks Sandee!

 Xcellent Green Soup  Serves 4


¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 onion, diced

¼ cup broccoli florets, chopped small

2 zucchini, diced

1 teaspoon dried basil

4 garlic cloves, chopped

¼ cup fresh mint, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped

3 cups baby spinach

6 cups bone broth or vegetable broth

1 cup frozen peas


1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat

2. Add the olive oil, salt, onion, broccoli, zucchini, basil, garlic, mint and oregano. Cook, stirring frequently, until the zucchini is tender, the broccoli is bright green and the onion is soft.

3. Add the spinach and broth and cook for 15-20 minutes, then add the frozen peas.

4. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and serve.

Tasty and sooooo good for you too!



  1. Tulips are always so pretty and colourful. The soup looks thick and delicious, and all healthy ingredients. I love broccoli too.

  2. Beautiful and so colourful :-)

    All your soups have looked delicious so far and now I am getting full up heheh!

    Have a bloomingtastic week Kathe 👍

  3. I would love and enjoy this soup. Too bad my hubby won't have any of it because of the herbs in it.

  4. Tulips are a sure sign that spring is in the air. I just wish that the blooms lasted longer. Have a blessed day.

  5. You need to go to the Netherlands to see their endless tulip fields!

  6. I'm thinking this soup, served tepid, would make a wonderful spring soup. Yum! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  7. You and I were on the same page with flowers today. Good for us. Beautiful.

    Okay you lost me with this soup. It's green and I'm not eating green soup. Split pea soup came to mind and I didn't like that one bit.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥

  8. Those flowers sure are pretty but the green soup is a little weird!

  9. I was wondering what you would do for X- very clever. :)

  10. MOL MOL I love your creativity with X, Xerox.would have been first in my mind but it has always been a puzzling word because it is pronounced like Z
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. Lovely flowers! And a fine recipe. Thank you for
    sharing it!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

  12. Oh Yum (Both the tulips and soup)! We are going to try this for sure!

  13. Wonderful and healthy, it sounds great. Love the tulips.

  14. Beautiful flowers! And an interesting recipe!

  15. Printed! That sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you.

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It's hard to believe the alphabet part of the blogging challenge is over for 2021. Down to the after survey, reflections, and the "road trip" sign-up.
    Plus, I'm taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

  16. This recipe is full of xcellent antioxidants and sounds super healthy! I like spinach quite but in a soup, I don't know. I'm not oppose to trying it, though. Let me know when you fix a big pot and I'll bring my spoon and bowl over. :)


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