So I came back from my quick break home to Carmel suffering from a cold. (Classic plane journey situation I’m sure — so no thanks to whatever person on the flight up passed it along.) Given the warm weather, soup may seem counter-intuitive but given the cold, it was also just what I needed.
I adapted this recipe to create the end result — brown rice rather than wild, tofu instead of white beans, etc., but the whole was a treat. The stock was a homemade batch that had been in the freezer while I added some shiso from the garden to the kale. All that plus a second helping saved for later in the week to help burn out the remainder of the bug, if needed!