Skip Nav
Cooking Basics
How to Pack a Perfect Mason Jar Salad
Cooking Tips
This Step-by-Step Photo of Alton Brown's Mac 'n' Cheese Will Make You Want It Now
Valentine's Day
3 Tips That Will Transform the Way You Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Soup, Soup, Soup

Here, OnSugar blog The Moderate Epicurean shares why she loves the wintertime warmer that is soup.I can't get enough of it (as you well know if you read this blog — I do a soup consolidation post every winter).  Warm, nutritious, satisfying, easy to make, and delicious — what's not to like?  I mix things up with garnishes....a grating of cheese, a sprinkle of toasted nuts, a drizzle of excellent olive oil or nut oil (hazelnut, walnut, sesame), a dab of creme fraiche, or a spoonful of get the idea.  It's fun to add a crispy version of whatever veggies are in the soup base to perk things up — picture crispy cauliflower as a garnish to a creamy cauliflower soup.  Or a shower of chopped fresh herbs.  Or a few pieces of crisp, salty meat to elevate something simple to sublime — a few cubes of crunchy, chewy pancetta or bacon finish off a basic mushroom or tomato soup beautifully.

Get her favorite soup recipes, after the jump.

Or, my personal favorite, ladling soup over freshly made croutons — some sort of crusty bread, cubed and sauteed in a bit of olive oil with garlic, finish with a generous sprinkle of salt.  So good, they can turn a basic broth into something incredible (add a sprinkle of Parm, and freshly ground black pepper...peasant food at its finest).

I often make a great big pot, we have it for lunch or dinner, then I freeze the rest.  Happiness is coming home at 7 pm, thinking there's nothing for dinner, then remembering the lovely soup you tucked into the freezer a month ago.  Label containers carefully (date, contents) for maximum enjoyment, minimal confusion.

Some ideas if you're hankering for a bowl (I enjoyed two yesterday — split pea for lunch, beef with barley for din, NICE) —

Split Pea With Bacon & herbs

Beef With Barley

New England Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Watercress With Anchovy Crouton

French Onion

Vegetable With Pesto (middle pic)

Fish With Grilled Bread and Rouille

Quick Black Bean

Portuguese Caldo Verde

Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread)

Quick Chicken With Bacon, Asparagus & Truffle Oil

Matzo Ball


Quick Chicken Gumbo

Avgolemono (Greek Egg Lemon)

Chickpea With Rosemary & Sage (bottom pic)

Tomato With Crouton (top pic)

Cabbage With Gruyere

For more ideas, check out this consolidation of my soup posts.

Want to see more? Start following OnSugar blog The Moderate Epicurean or start your own OnSugar blog. We may feature your post on YumSugar.

Around The Web
Bean Soup Recipes
Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup With Yuca Recipe
Recipes With Canned Ingredients
Scallop Recipe For Beginners
Banana-Oat Blender Pancakes
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Filling Breakfasts You Can Make at Work

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Thanks Lauren!
FreshTartSteph FreshTartSteph 6 years
Thanks Lauren!
lauren lauren 6 years
Oh these all look divine!!!!
lauren lauren 6 years
Oh these all look divine!!!!
Latest Food