In 2017 we partnered up with a local non-profit called Soup Sisters and today we would like to celebrate this amazing group of people for International Women’s Day. Based out of Calgary, this amazing organization provides care to women, children, and youth in crisis at emergency shelters nationwide – in the form of nurturing and nourishing soup.
Today, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re donating $1000 to Soup Sisters – that’s about four, 25 litre pots of soup.
“Healthy communities are built on a three-legged stool approach – healthy people, healthy organizations and healthy communities. If one leg is broken, there is no balance. – Kelly Blackshaw, Wello Business Development Director”
With seemingly magical qualities, soup has a way making everything seem alright, whether we’re held up with family on a cold winter night or working to tackle a nasty cold. For survivors of domestic violence, it helps transform their lives through comforting and healing nourishment which helps on their journey to forge a new life free from violence.
Cooking styles and nutritional values have evolved, but serving up a warm bowl of soup has been a constant in our society for hundreds of years. It brings us together when we need love and care the most. Here’s a recipe from the Soup Sister vaults, a delicious bowl of Get Well Chicken Noodle Soup.
Get Well Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 1⁄2 lbs (680 g) boneless cooked chicken, in 1⁄2” pieces
- 1 lb (454 g) onion in 1⁄2” pieces
- 2 lb (900 g) carrot in 1⁄2” pieces
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 lb (454 g) green beans in 1” pieces
- 16 cups (4 L) chicken stock
- 1 x 375 g package egg noodles
- 2 T (30 ml) each chopped thyme and parsley
- 2 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
- Salt and ground pepper
1. Add oil to soup pot and heat. Add onion, garlic, and carrot. Season with salt and pepper and sweat until onion is translucent.
2. Add broth and bring to a boil.
3. Add beans, noodles, cooked chicken and herbs.
4. Return to a boil. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
5. Serve sprinkled with green onion.
Today, on International Women’s Day, we encourage you to get to know Soup Sisters, donate or volunteer. Learn more at soupsisters.org.