We’re pretty much smack-bang in the middle of winter. The days are short and the nights are cold so thank goodness for soup! A good, hearty soup is like a big bowl of cosy comfort, helping to warm you up from the inside out. Easy to prepare and usually requiring only one pot, soups are the perfect meal for this time of year. We hope the following recipes will inspire you to get into the kitchen.
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Parsnip is not the most popular veggie but for those doubters out there, we’re pretty sure this soup will change your mind. You’ll find the recipe here: http://deliciouslyella.com/parnsip-soup/.
Ribollita is a traditional Tuscan peasant soup made with veggies and beans. You’ll find the recipe here: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016052-ribollitaLemony Lentil and Crispy Kale Soup.
Peanut Stew with Sweet Potato and Spinach
OK this is technically a stew, not a soup, but it looks delicious so we thought we’d include it anyway. Fun fact – peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts! You’ll find the recipe here: http://naturallyella.com/2012/02/24/peanut-stew-with-sweet-potatoes-and-spinach/.
Lemony Lentil and Crispy Kale Soup
This is a different take on the traditional lentil soup. The lemon provides a lovely tang and the gorgeous yellow colour reminds us of summer! You’ll find the recipe here: http://annajones.co.uk/recipe/lemony-lentil-crispy-kale-soup.
Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup
This soup is full of spice, incredibly hearty and definitely a meal in itself. You’ll find the recipe here: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/spicy-chickpea-and-bulgur-soup-recipe.html.
Keep warm, enjoy and as always, please remember to consume with care!