The weather outside may be frightful, but inside we’re staying toasty warm with a hot bowl of freshly prepared soup! Long touted as the quintessential comfort food and panacea for all ailments body and soul, soup has been enjoyed for centuries by countless cultures worldwide. One thing we want you to remember when preparing soup, of course, is to always check the broth you're using for gluteny ingredients. Yes, gluten hides in the most unexpected places!
Check out some of our top recipes below, and we bet you won’t be able to resist whipping up a pot or two by the end of the day. Don’t forget to leave room in the freezer — soup freezes exceptionally well! (In fact, the USDA says soups and stews can be frozen up to two-three months while still maintaining their tasty quality.)
The ultimate in meal versatility, hearty soups can serve as an appetizer or as an entree in and of itself. Large cuts of meat, vegetables, and grains are hallmarks of this filling dish - the chunkier the better!
The smooth consistency of these soups allows them to be served with a wide variety of main courses and side dishes. Dairy free? No problem! Simply substitute soy or rice milk for cream and milk, and use margarine in place of butter.
Not just for vegetarians, vegetable soups not only are delicious and simple to prepare, they also are a great way to infuse your winter diet with vitamins and antioxidants.
Don’t be tempted to toss in vegetables and herbs that are past their prime or wilting. The most flavorful and aromatic creations are borne from the freshest ingredients.
These are not your grandmother's soups! With ingredients such as coconut milk, curry, and lime, your taste buds will thank you for a unique taste adventure when you conjure up one of these exotic soups!
Most importantly, don’t forget THE essential ingredient when cooking soup — creativity! Feel free to follow these recipes to a tee, but don’t be afraid to experiment with seasonal vegetables and alternative herbs for a unique flavor.
Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you reach for when the temperature drops?