Food + Drink   //   November 11, 2014



Chicken Tortilla Soup

The weatherman didn’t lie: the cold front has finally arrived. We’re in for a chilly next few days, and I couldn’t be happier about it. A few things on my to-do list: pulling out a pair of over-the-knee boots, bundling up in my coziest sweater and my favorite coat, and, most importantly, making lots and lots of soups.

I love soups and stews. I crave them all year long – even when it’s blazing hot outside. My husband finds it totally bizarre when I tell him I’m craving chicken lime soup (my favorite!) in the height of summer. But hey, I still eat ice cream when it’s below 30 degrees. With that said, soups do have a very special appeal this time of year. Is there anything better than a hot bowl of chicken tortilla soup or turkey chili when it’s cold and dreary outside? It warms me up just thinking about it.

The best part? They’re so easy to make. Sometimes I just throw everything in my slow cooker before leaving for work in the morning and when I get home, dinner’s ready. There’s also plenty of really tasty recipes (like this one) that take under 20 minutes. What I really love is that they’re easy to store. I used to think it was such a waste cooking a big pot of soup when it was just the two of us but now I just do it at the beginning of the week and we’re set for lunches and dinners for a couple of days. (This little bowl has come in quite handy for packing my soup for lunch.)

There’s no shortage of soup inspiration out there. I’ve dedicated an entire Pinterest board to the subject. Here, 10 soup recipes I’ll be cooking up this season. if you have any recommendations of your own, please share in the comments. I’d love to hear them.



Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli


Italian Chicken and Autumn Veggie Soup


Chickpea Tomato Minestrone

butternut squash soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Chickpeas

Spicy Sausage Kale and Whole Wheat Orrechetti Soup


Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup


Broccoli Soup with Tahini, Lemon and Pine Nuts


Ribollita (Tuscan Vegetable Stew)


Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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