Growing up in Jamaica, soup was like a Saturday tradition. Traditionally it has dumplings which are made from whole wheat flour and water, but we have left that out of this recipe due to my wife’s dietary restrictions. It is a great way to use up fresh produce and get ready for the new week coming up. My wife loves taking this soup to work because it is a simple easy way for her to get all of her nutrients in one dish. Generally we will make it to eat that night or make for the week’s lunches ahead. It is a great way to keep things simple. Also recently, we began setting it in the crock pot so we can simply have it cook all day (and sometime night) like a bone broth and cook something else for the week in the meantime. We really like getting set up for the week on the weekends. It makes things nice and easy for the days ahead.