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We’ve experienced days and days of cloudy, cold rainy weather here in the Midwest. Most of the ice and snow trekked north of my town. However, I’ve chosen to stay indoors nonetheless, cozy and snug. When cold days pile up, my favorite go to food is hot soup. I keep a pot of freshly made soup ready to reheat in the fridge. A hot bowl of soup warms me and nourishes me as well.
Enjoy these easy hot soups for cold days.
Homemade Vegetable Soup
This wonderful soup has been my mainstay the past week. Easy to make, this combination of veggies delivers an amazing blend of flavors and tons of health benefits. It’s so adaptable too. I call it my whatever I have on hand soup. This is a great way to use up the last few carrots in the fridge or half a can of peas. I can toss in whatever veggies and canned goods I want, double the recipe, or cut it in half.
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 3 carrots chopped
- 4 small potatoes peeled & diced
- 1 can corn non GMO drained
- 1 can peas non GMO drained
- 1 can green beans non GMO drained
- 1 can lima beans non GMO drained
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 4 cups organic vegetable stock
- 8 cups water
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
- In large soup pot, saute onion, garlic, celery and carrots in olive oil, until veggies are softened.
- Add potatoes, vegetable stock, water, sea salt, black pepper and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through.
- Add canned veggies and simmer a few more minutes. Makes 12 servings
I cook in a big soup pot, like this one, and store the soup in the refrigerator in the same container. This vegetable soup only gets better the next day…and the next…as the flavors continue to blend. Seriously, I can and do eat it every day. This week, when the veggie soup runs out, I create another batch. I vary the ingredients slightly, depending on what I have on hand. I enjoy ladling hot, comforting soup into easy to hold cups, like these classic soup mugs.
Links to More Easy Hot Soups
Here are more of my favorites, all easy to make and just as hearty and nourishing on cold winter days.
I’m always on the watch for a great soup recipe. If you have a favorite, please share in the comments below.
Soup really is Mmmm Mmmm good, especially when it is homemade!
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