We added nuggets of steak to a restorative soup of egg noodles and vegetables, turning it into hot, hearty magic that would warm up Old Man Winter himself. The best thing about this recipe was the kale and the grated fresh parmesan I decided to add to give it some life. It is vegetable soup, plain and simple, with the foolish addition of steak, of all things, that just get tough in the soup. Epicurious can do far better. I agree with previous reviewers.