Do you have a blender? If you do, you'll be slurping this thick and creamy (but cream-free) coconut chickpea and kale soup from Kahakai Kitchen in less than 15 minutes. As an added bonus, according to Deb, "chickpeas are a good source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that your body needs to make protein. High tryptophan foods play a role in lifting your mood, and tryptophan is even used therapeutically to help treat anxiety, depression and sleep disorders." So this quick-and-easy soup also helps you relax, and that sounds good to me.
Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking couldn't get her kids to eat this soup, but 2013 is my Year of Learning to Love Cauliflower, and the combination of flavors in this crockpot roasted cauliflower soup with curry and honey really appeal to me. Anything I can make more easily in the slow cooker appeals to me, too. I love the idea of passing the honey jar to let everyone add to their own taste. I'd probably add some lemon, either in the soup or on the side, to my own taste.