Choose the Next Mindful Soup—Vote Now!

 

Now’s your chance to vote for your favorite Make It Mindful soup. The winning dish will be featured in Sodexo cafés in January. Voting closes on November 30, so don’t miss your chance!

Beef, Garden Vegetable & Orzo Soup
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Katelan Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Lime Juice, Orzo, Mindful Beef Mushroom Burger, Onions, Mushrooms, Garlic, Smoked Paprika, Coriander, Corn, Italian Parsley, Baby Spinach, Worcestershire Sauce Café: Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina

Meet Katelan
Katelan knows just what will bring a smile to your day—her grandmother’s beef stew. That was the inspiration behind the Columbia College undergrad’s bowl of yummy deliciousness. She looked for ways to put a lighter spin on the treasured dish, and our judges thought she nailed it. Tender orzo pasta (which is a similar shape as rice), Mindful Beef Mushroom Burger, a bevy of vegetables and lots of flavorful spices are slow-cooked to perfection in a healthy vegetable stock. It quickly became one of the judges’ favorites, and we think you might agree. Learn more about Katelan and what inspired her soup.

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Nana’s Chicken & Tortellini Soup
 
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Libby Ingredients: Chicken Stock, Chicken Breast, Tortellini, Onions, Garlic, Oregano, Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Bay Leaves, Baby Spinach, Parmesan, Basil Leaves Café: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Meet Libby
Inspired by her grandmother’s homemade soup, Libby, a practice manager at a busy surgery clinic in Boston, set out to create a savory version of it that would bring back her favorite childhood memories. Seasoned tender chicken shares the bowl with hearty tortellini pasta, baby spinach and tomatoes in a velvety chicken stock. With freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top, it was one satisfying spoonful after another for our judges. Learn more about Libby and what inspired her soup.

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Hearty Southwestern Grain Soup
 
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Tina Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto, Quinoa, Basil, Lime Juice, Mushrooms, Corn, Rosemary, Sage, Red Pepper Flakes, Mindful Beef Mushroom Burger, Onions, Black Beans, Parsley Café: Humana Tower, Louisville, Kentucky

Meet Tina
The judges fell hard for Tina's bowl of big, bold flavors. You will, too! Her Hearty Southwestern Grain Soup is loaded with satisfying ingredients that play well together. She began with a rich vegetable stock and the slightly nutty-tasting quinoa, a protein-packed grain that adds nutritional strength. Then Tina didn’t hold back. She added our savory Mindful Beef Mushroom Burger, seasoned black beans, corn and a dash (or two!) of red pepper flakes. She finished up with a dollop of cool Roasted Garlic Basil Pesto and a splash of lime juice to provide a nice counterbalance to the soup’s spicy kick. Learn more about Tina and what inspired her soup.

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3 Cs (Chicken, Cabbage & Chickpea) Soup
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Shawn Ingredients: Chicken Stock, Chicken Breast, Onions, Cabbage, Red Peppers, Chickpeas, Cayenne Pepper, Coriander, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Onions Café: Concordia University, Portland, Oregon

Meet Shawn
Shawn believes it’s easy to find a go-to American or Mexican soup. What’s harder to find, says the family man and Concordia University administrator, is a Mediterranean-style soup that makes it into regular rotation. He set out to create just that when he asked us to slowly simmer chickpeas, tender chunks of chicken, cabbage, onions and spices in a rich chicken stock. The wonderful flavors come together for spoonful after spoonful of pure delight. The judges were hooked. How about you? Learn more about Shawn and what inspired his soup.

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*Voting will commence at 9:00:00 AM ET on 11/13/17 and conclude at 4:59:59 PM ET on 11/30/17 (the “Voting Period”). Sponsors are not responsible for any undeliverable votes. Voting Limit: Only three (3) votes per person per day allowed. Votes received in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Voting generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to impair the integrity of the rating process, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be void. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any artificial and/or unethical means, paid advertising regardless of media, fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to prospective voters, including exchanging/bartering of votes as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.