January weather always inspires me to to create some comfort soups recipes.
I find that a bowl of hot soup on a cold day is as nourishing to my soul as it is warming to my body!
Personally, last week , on my birthday, I got Covid, followed by a very painful dose of face & head shingles on the next day. Nice birthday present-NOT! Apparently while fighting Covid, our bodies immune systems are open to virus that have been dormant for years.
Well, looking at how I can create the most of this down time, I thought I should pull out 5 of my readers’ most requested comfort soups recipes. These recipes are part of my latest cookbook-Comfort Soups!
Here are 5 Comfort Soups Recipes to try from my latest cookbook:
Nothing is nicer on a Canadian cold winter’s day than a steaming bowl of hot creamy soup. When you think of Canadian dishes, nothing is more traditional than Split Pea Soup. Usually cooked with a ham bone, I decided to create this traditional “rib sticking” soup without any meat.
This Split Pea Soup is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of protein (16 grams) Thiamin, Folate, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber( 65% of our daily requirement) and Vitamin A.
I probably should call this recipe Curried Cauliflower, Sweet Potato & Spinach Chowder with Chick Pea Croutons but I thought that the title might be a bit long LOL.
This Curried Cauliflower Chowder would make a perfect simple weeknight supper. It tastes even better the second day, if you have any left!
After Christmas many of us have leftover turkey to deal with. I always like to make a big soup pot of turkey vegetable soup. Making soup allows you to get the full goodness from the bone broth plus it, ethically uses the whole bird.
This year I experimented with not one but two kinds of curry to add some depth to the flavors and the result was delicious.
This Crock Pot Chili is full of good for you fiber with vegetables & plenty of beans for protein. It has a slightly more exotic taste as I have hadn’t some curry into the mix of spices.
If you like your chili more like a soup than a stew I would increase the vegetable broth to 4 cups.
One of my absolute favorite lunches, when it is still cool outside, is Wicked Thai Soup. Our local grocery store serves this up for lunch and personally, I find it absolutely addicting. The head manager of our grocery store’s deli says that their Wicked Thai Soup is the most popular soup they sell so I know I am not the only one who loves this.
Of course, knowing me, you have got to figure that I wanted to put together a recipe that was just as good but made from scratch and with the healthiest ingredients I could find while keeping the recipe in tact.