Eat Some Produce Soup
My go-to, feel better, Eat Some Produce Soup is just the thing to warm you up and use up all that produce in the fridge!
INT. 2010 – LIBBY’S APARTMENT, KITCHEN – EVENING
LIBBY stand in front of her open refrigerator. Beside her is MANAGER BECKY. They peer into the fridge. Steam wafts out.
POV LIBBY’S REFRIGERATOR – CONTINUOUS
I’m pretty sure refrigerators aren’t supposed to be hot inside.
You have a lot of produce.
I’m a vegan.
Libby coughs, miserably. Manager Becky looks at her.
Libby looks at Manager Becky. She coughs, miserably. Manager Becky looks back at the fridge.
I’ll put in a maintenance request
You should take some cough medicine.
And eat some produce.
Libby coughs, miserably. Manager Becky closes the door and exits.
INT. LIBBY’S APARTMENT, KITCHEN – LATER
Libby takes a swig of cough medicine. She coughs, miserably. Her eyes are glazed. She stares at the fridge.
Suddenly the refrigerator door explodes open in a burst of steam! Dance music plays! The semi-wilted produce comes to life! It dances together until it resembles Manager Becky’s face. Libby watches in amazement as the produce face says–
PRODUCE MANAGER BECKY
Eat some produce!
The face bursts apart into a produce party! Lights flash! Bass thumps! The veggies dance out of the fridge.
SERIES OF SHOTS
- BOK CHOY tosses a pot onto the stove.
- SCALLIONS balance a knife onto the edge like a diving board.
- MUSHROOMS line up to dive and slice themselves into the pot.
- GARLIC does a strip tease.
- ONION slivers into fans and twirls into the boiling pot.
- GINGER ROOT bumps and grinds against a microplane. The gratings float into the pot like confetti.
- BASIL chiffonades.
- TOFU CUBES do gymnastic flips.
- PEA SHOOTS whirl into the bubbles.
- SPINACH spirals and flutters into the broth.
END SERIES OF SHOTS
The music ends. Flashing lights fade. All that remains is the bubbling pot on the stove.
Libby hesitantly approaches the pot. She peers over the edge. It smells Delicious!
INT. LIBBY’S DINING ROOM – LATER
Libby sits, steaming bowl of soup in her hands.
Suddenly SAMURAI LIME hops onto the edge of the bowl. It splits itself and screams–
A battle cry as it squeezes its juice into the bowl. Satisfied, it tumbles away.
Libby holds the bowl under her nose and inhales. She coughs, then smiles.
This recipe is also featured in my article, Why the Bone Broth Health Trend is All Hype, Not a Health Truth, on One Green Planet.