Tuesday, January 05, 2016
It's soup season at Sophie Junction and I have found a few new recipes to add to my collection of perennial favorites. Here are eight from my list of go-to recipes for soups.
When I get into soup-making mode, I always start by pulling out the slow-cooker and making vegetarian stock. Having some delicious stock on hand is the first step to yummy soup. There is no doubt when you are cleaning/chopping these colorful veggies, that the result will be tasty, healthy goodness:
Diabetic Vegetarian Stock
The same day I make the stock, dinner will be a simple soup that uses it, based on what's in the fridge–it's usually French onion soup. This recipe is an easy one.
Carmelized Onion Soup
Curried Carrot Soup (photo from Allrecipes)
Cashew Cream Kale Soup
Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup
Eat the Rainbow Black Bean Soup (photo from Fatfree Vegan)
Ever since ordering some creamy, sweet butternut squash soup in a restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, I have been a fan ... and willing to try almost any butternut squash soup recipe that crosses my path ...
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup (photo from Gimme Some Oven)
On Sunday, I mentioned my ingredient scavenger hunt as part of an afternoon of running errands–I was on the hunt looking for preserved lemon, dried apricots and fennel. I needed them for a recipe spotted on the New York Times, I wanted to try.
Moroccan Chick Peas with Chard (photo from NYT)
Even though I can now count how long it has been since I lived in the south of France in decades, I still remember how many of the cafes served Moroccan dishes as the plat du jour on Thursdays ... so, although the combination of ingredients in this one was curious, I have to say, they had me at "Moroccan."
Sometimes, you just have to suspend disbelief and take a chance. I'm glad I did exactly that with this interesting combination of ingredients and spices. It will be lunch for me a few times this week.
Do you love soup at this time of year as much as I do? Please share YOUR go-to favorites in the comments ... because I DO love to find something new to sample and maybe add to my list.