Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kale and Wheat berry Soup seasoned with City Light

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today which is not good, considering my half marathon is less than a week away and I am missing some big training runs. But what are you going to do, illness knows no timetable. Hopefully a big bowl of Kale and Wheat berry Soup, ripe with antioxidants, can help speed my recovery.

Kale and Wheat berry Soup (adapted from February 2009 Veg Times)
(printable version)

-1 cup of wheat berries
-olive oil
-6 oz shiitake mushrooms
-12 cloves of garlic
-1/2 cup brown rice vinegar
-4 cups of vegetable broth
-400g bag of kale

1. Soak wheat berries in cold water overnight.

2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add shiitake mushrooms and saute for ten minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional two minutes. Stir in vinegar. Cook until vinegar is nearly gone.

3. Mix wheat berries, mushroom mixture, vegetable stock and one cup of water in a stock pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for twenty minutes. Add kale and cook for twenty minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

*The flavor of this soup didn't reach its best until the day after I made it. I would recommend allowing time for the flavors to combine, before eating.

Just like the combination of many ingredients creates a great soup, the same can be said for music. City Light, a Banter Media & Managment band, combines the production of Nick Andre and Denver Dalley, with the songwriting of Matt Shaw and Andy Fitts. The four collaboraters, who reside in three different parts of the country, used the mail system to create an album that combines indie rock, hip hop and electronic music. Their album, Burned Out Bright, is now out (purchase here). "Apologies" and "Prove me Wrong" both come from that album.

City Light-Apologies

City Light-Prove Me Wrong