Paleo Soup – Just Wanna Be Egg Roll Soup

Welcome to The Cave

Back in January, Culinary Cave Dad and I opened up a group on Facebook, 30 Days in The Cave, the purpose of which is to support people doing 30 Day Paleo Challenges.  Since Paleo is really a very specific name for a template which includes many different and customized  ways of changing your diet, we don’t restrict it to just 30 Day Paleo Challenges.  We have people doing Whole30s, The 21 Day Sugar Detox, and even making up their own challenges.  The first time around, since I mostly live in 21DSD/L3-land (i.e. strict Paleo), I opted to work on optimizing my sleep by getting to bed by 10:00pm every night (I failed miserably). Well, I’ll cut to the chase, this group has been successful beyond our wildest dreams!  We have people doing all sorts of things, making all sorts of unbelievable progress, and changing their lives in various, but very meaningful ways!

The CaveDwellers

Possibly the best aspect of The Cave is the people who inhabit it with us. The CaveDwellers are the most awesome bunch of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of occupying a cave with!  We’ve got all types; from first-time-Whole30-just-heard-about-Paleo to seasoned-veteran-works-in-the-nutrition-world.  We’ve got young and young at heart, athletes and gonna-be-athletes-again-soon, single folks, and couples.

One of the couples is Ed and Missy, who remind me of  CaveMom and yours truly.  The two of them are absolutely hysterical, and when they moved into The Cave, Missy took over!  Well, at least took over the Penalty Rock, which, not only did she drag into The Cave, but, as she puts it, “carved my name in this rock the last 30 days. See the nice butt crevice? All me…”

Missy is just one of the amazing people I’m honored to share our Cave with.  She’s been through a lot in her life, and like most of The CaveDwellers, she’s as much interested in supporting others as she is in need of support from them.  In fact, she runs a great FB page, The Face of RA-The Paleo Way, which is all about living with and treating Rheumatoid Arthritis using a Paleo diet-based approach. Our own Culinary Cave Dad has written about his own battles with this monster here.

In addition to giving us the Penalty Rock, Missy also donated this fantastic recipe:

Just Wanna Be Egg Roll Soup

Just Wanna Be Egg Roll Soup

This is how we (egg) roll here in The Cave…


Chicken stock-12 cups
Sweet Italian Sausage Links (I use turkey)-5 links
Garlic- 2-3 Lg Cloves, minced
Yellow onion-1 Lg, quartered
Celery- 2-3 stalks with leaves
Carrots-4 medium, peeled
Spinach (frozen)- 1 Cup
Cabbage (I use pre-shredded coleslaw mix)
3 Cups Turmeric- 1.5 Tbs
Parsley- 2 tsp Salt/pepper to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bowl of delicious Wanna Be Egg Roll Soup

Eggsactly what you need on a cold, wintery day!



Preheat oven to 400*F.
Lightly grease cookie sheet with Olive oil and space sausage evenly.
Cook for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned
While the sausage is in the oven add stock to large pot.
Add garlic, onion, celery, carrot & seasonings.
Let simmer until sausage is cooked.
Slice sausage or remove from casing and add to stock.
Add spinach and cabbage and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for ten additional minutes.
Serve and enjoy.

Total cook time for stock was about 45 minutes. Serves 6-8 with left overs.

In closing, I’d like to thank Missy for everything she’s contributed to The Cave.  The place would just be a hollow hole in the rock without her! So, Thank You Missy!  You’re awesome, and I love sharing a cave with you and Ed.  Even if you do spend most of the time on your butt-creviced Penalty Rock!

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