January 8, 2016

Soup! Soup! Soup!

It's soup season.  At least, it is in our neck of the woods.
I've come across some new recipes that have quickly become
our favourites.  There are, of course, old standbys
that continue to play an important role in my kitchen.

However, this post is not about any of those.
Three recent finds we all love are linked below (click on soup names).
They each are worthy of guests and get rave reviews all around.

Winter Squash Soup with Corn Relish
(Rich and yummy and more-ish.
Be sure to make enough to have leftovers.)

I use butternut squash and tins of peaches and cream corn for the relish.
No other changes are made except for the fact that
I have to double it to have enough.  :)

Italian Wedding Soup
(This one deserves a post all its own...it's that good!)

Sadly, I was unable to make it look pretty in pictures.
So, photos of the meatballs and fresh spinach will have to do.
Trust me on this and make up a batch.  You won't be sorry.  Promise.

I only change a few things when I make this soup.  I double the amount
of carrots and celery and substitute fresh baby spinach (chopped)
for the frozen package (3/4 of one large container of the fresh stuff).
My family doesn't think it makes much difference.  Perhaps I shouldn't bother?

The meatballs have to be altered to make provision for gluten and dairy free restrictions.
But, I am sure the original recipe is amazing.  I wouldn't change a thing in that regard.
Once finished cooking, be sure to check for seasoning.  More balsamic vinegar?  Yes, please.
One recipe serves five or six generously.  I've been known to triple it.

Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup
(My kids recently asked me to make this one again.
It's my plan to serve it sometime this weekend.)

Fresh Roma tomatoes don't seem to be available at the moment,
so, a 14 oz tin of diced tomatoes (drained) will do the trick.
I like things a little bit spicy.  In light of that, I increase the cayenne pepper to 1/4 tsp
and add in about 1/2 tsp garam masala.  Super easy and yummy!
I double it.  (Notice a trend?)

Now, what about you?  Do you have a favourite
soup recipe you're excited to share?  Please link to it in the comment section below.
I'd love to know all about the soups that have been featured at your table.

Happy Souping!
With Love, Camille


Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

I make soup with meat sometimes. I just bought a butternut squash soup today and it's a fav of mine and Megan's. A meal when Phil's not here. Soup is good in the chill of winter. Have a blessed day!!

Stephanie said...

Hi, sweet friend! Ah, what a delight to stop in for a visit :) And my, what a delicious looking and sounding soup! I have come down with a nasty little cold and nothing sounds good except for soup... I would love to give your recipe a go :)

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

Esther said...

Tis the season for all things soup! We love soup and love trying new ones although our favourites (which mostly came from you) are hard to beat! These ones sound yummy though, looking forward to trying them. And I am with you on doubling recipes. I even quadruple them now that I have a giant soup pot. My guys use those small dipping sauce crock pots that plug in for hot soup lunch even on the job site. Bring on the soup!

Patty said...

Soup on a cold winter day, so satisfying! Thank you for sharing your recipes and thoughts.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Yum. I want to try these. I love soup season and it is a little colder here in TX than it was in AZ.

It's a little more work, but this is one of my favorites. I double it and freeze a portion for later!


Camille said...

Becky ~ I agree with you...nothing beats a bowl of soup in the chill of winter! Mmmmm....butternut squash soup is one of my favourites. Hugs to you! :)

Stephanie ~ Awww....sorry you have been under the weather my friend. Get well soon! Big Hugs. :)

Esther ~ What a great idea to use those little crock pots for personal soup bowls on the job! What creative offspring you have. I love having a giant soup pot, too. Yaay for leftovers! Hugs. :)

Patty ~ I hope you like these recipes if you give them a try. Warm hugs to you! :)

Heather ~ Thank you for sharing one of your favourites here...it's on my list for the next day or two for dinner. Yippee for new recipes! Hugs. :)

With Love,

Heather said...

All of it looks delicious! Emily just made squash soup for us today! I put a recipe for coconut bread on my blog yesterday :) Thanks for always sharing yummy things! XO

Cinnamon said...

Yum~ Soup is always a welcome treat when it's frigid outside. That Italian Wedding Soup sounds wonderful. I will have to try that out.

Oh we have so many favorites. Split Pea Soup, Potato Soup but my favorite is mostly made of broth and bits of veggies and chicken.
Always hits the spot~

Here is a link to some of our favorite soups:



Deena said...

This is one of my favorite soups and very easy to make. If you do make it, try to find the Sweet ground sausage in the store. :)



Camille said...

Heather ~ What fun that you have young cooks in the family...yippee! I love squash soups....so comforting and nourishing. :)

Cinnamon ~ I looked up your link...thank you for sharing! What a lot of work that was and then, you were able to pull wonderful meals ready to go from the freezer...yippee!! Mmmm....split pea soup....you have me thinking about making up a batch. :)

Deena ~ Yum! We do enjoy us some comfort food around here. I will have to add your recipe to my list to try in the next while. Thank you for sharing! :)

With love,