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pinned it. did it. {with meg}

liz lamoreux

Meg is back with another delicious recipe this week. It is totally soup weather here in my corner and this one will be fun to try.

Read on for Meg's Pinterest inspiration. And read all our Pinned it. Did it. posts here.


We woke up here in Colorado today with gloomy skies and dreary rain, with a little snow on the way. I absolutely love autumn for the cool temperatures and the colorful scenery. But my favorite thing about this season is that it always makes me hungry for soup. And when a friend brought this version of Zuppa Toscana over for lunch last week, I knew I’d be making it again soon.

So I decided that today’s weather warranted a slow cooker full of bubbling soup. I declared about a month ago that I wanted to use my slow cooker as many times as possible between now and the end of the year. Nothing makes me happier than to have dinner prep finished and the kitchen clean by lunch time. I love to sit back at dinner time and enjoy opening the lid and scooping a bowl of soup rather than spending an hour standing in the kitchen cooking. It’s not that I don’t love to cook, because I do. But opening the lid to the slow cooker is such a peaceful way to end our day. And this soup was the perfect way to do just that today. 

The recipe is easy to follow for both the slow cooker and the stove top. I love how hearty and filling it is yet it still has a lightness to it and doesn’t feel heavy. I used sweet italian turkey sausage and lots of kale. I also used half and half instead of heavy whipping cream. I also added a teaspoon of salt. 

I love how comforting soup is on a cold day. I have been busy pinning recipes to my soup board and my slow cooker board on Pinterest so that I have plenty of new recipes to try this season. A few recent favorites are:

Mexican Lime Chicken Soup
Beef Rice Noodle Soup
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

I’d love to hear about what soups or meals you are cooking up lately that you’ve enjoyed. Tell us about it or share a link in the comments below. 

Meg Brothers is an artist, photographer, mama, and dreamer. She loves cooking, tattoos, and sporadic dance parties in the kitchen. She prefers dark chocolate, black coffee, and flip flops when weather permits. She is a lover of Pinterest and truly believes in integrating ideas and inspiration - big or small - into normal life. Meg lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Dustin and son, Julian. Meg writes about photography, family, and creative inspiration at megbrothers.com. Find her on Pinterest here and on Twitter here


Note from Liz: Over here in my corner, I'm trying to "use Pinterest for good." I really see it as a community of people trying to see the beauty and possibility in their lives. I'm adding a few new features here on my blog inspired by or directly about Pinterest as a way to invite others to look for this beauty within a social media community. Connect with me on Pinterest here. Read other "Pinned it. Did it." columns here.