. Talking about Winter Soups Seriously Soupy

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Talking about Winter Soups

It's officially winter (again!) and although I'm not the biggest fan of the cold I'm pretty excited about the season for the soups. Generally, winter soups are considered those that are "richer" or have a more "hearty" texture because they contain more solid ingredients as opposed to broth-based soups (chicken noodle is an exception).

Here is a rundown of some winter soups:

1. Butternut Squash Soup-Also popular during the season are pumpkin, sweet potato, and potato based soups. A rich texture that is sure to fill you up and comfort your chilly bones. (Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup)
2. Minestrone Soup (an upcoming soupy as well)-A delicious medley where you can add veggie you want to add, along with beans and pasta. A meal in a bowl, indeed.
3. Bean-Based Soups-I personally love a good lentil soup, but there are tons of bean soups that are a staple of winter. Some alternatives include  white bean, black black, split pea, etc. (Black Bean Soup)
4. Chicken Noodle Soup- A classic and not just for sick days.
5. Stew-beef, chicken, fish, veggie-A filing soup that uses a blend of ingredients (carrots, onions, potatoes, etc) that are cooked slowly and at a low temp as all the flavors fuse together. A comforting winter staple soup!

Do tell- What are your favorite winter soupys?

Seriously Soupy Serena


  1. Lentil soups are my favorites. I don't know why... These are great suggestions. I'll alternate them during the week. :)

  2. I love lentil soup. It is so hearty and great for the winter. I need to make that one soon.:)

  3. I love soups -- one good reason to live in the North during the winter months!

  4. What is your favorite soup Ninette?