I'm a big fan of soup--particularly when winter starts to creep ever closer! Whether you are sitting in the sun out in the Southwest or cuddled by the fire in the Midwest & Northeast, November means that winter is here!
Soup is a simple way to cook in bulk and have tons of yummy leftovers. I'm VERY big on maximizing the number of meals we get out of everything we cook--cooking in bulk is the most efficient way for me to eat well and work the hours I work! An extra bonus of soup is that it is an extraordinary money saver--it costs very little to make soup (particularly when you use inexpensive ingredients like squash, potatoes and dried beans) and it lasts forever!
|Delicious Homemade Split Pea Soup!!|
Hilariously I had quite a grand scheme in mind to post a bunch of beautiful photos of all the soups we made last week but I experienced a small wrinkle: when I went down to check our fridge, we were completely out of the fresh Butternut Squash Soup & Potato Leek Soup! The only soup not completely consumed was the split pea soup--the largest batch of soup we made!! So there you go--in our amazing disappearing kitchen I can treat you all to only a lovely photo of the split pea soup :-)
I'll post more recipe variations of my own in the coming weeks after I've tested them more thoroughly--of note, I'm not a chef! I'm a doctor! So when I say "recipes of my own" I really mean my own variations on other people's recipes! But for now, please enjoy some of my favorite blogger's soups:
1. Dr. Esselstyn's son Rip (a triathlete & firefighter who has his own awesome cookbook: The Engine 2 Diet) posted a fantastic directory of yummy soup recipes that are his favorites on the web: http://engine2diet.com/the-daily-beet/soup/
2. Another awesome blogger: The Fat-free Vegan Kitchen has a fantastic recipe for Pumpkin and Roasted Corn Soup! If you are short on time you can skip a few steps and use canned pumpkin: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/11/pumpkin-and-roasted-corn-soup.html
3. The Happy Herbivore (beautiful recipes and great nutrition facts) has a wonderful recipe for Red Lentil Curry Soup! I'm never one to pass up a good curry! http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/red-lentil-curry-soup/
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