Comfort food is absolutely moving upscale.
Here in England the weather outside my garret is cold, dark, frosty, wet, and very windy. Like a lot of people around here I’ve just got over the flu, and I still feel cold and shivery. What I need to eat most is something hot, nourishing, and comforting ~ like a bowl of home-made soup.
These great soup recipes are mostly easy to make, don’t cost so much, but are absolutely upscale meals you could serve to any guest.
Ergo, first up this week, from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats, we have this silky ginger sweet potato soup. I love the idea of adding fresh ginger to a soup recipe. This recipe is vegan I think.
Silky Ginger Sweet Potato Soup
Another pretty soup, this time from Petra at Food Eat Love; celeriac and cumin soup with watercress. This looks as though it would keep us warm in the cold winter nights. Cumin is an interesting spice with lots of health benefits.
Celeriac and Cumin Soup with Watercress
Chungah at Damn Delicious has this great recipe for roasted cauliflower soup, with lots of garlic and herbs. Looks fabulous to me!
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
From Amanda at Chez Le Rêve Français we have a recipe for fat-free potato and leek soup ~ and I do love leek and potato soup. This recipe is pretty easy, fat-free, and gluten-free. Oh so warming on a cold winter’s day.
Fat-Free Potato and Leek Soup
Dana at Minimalist Baker has a fantastic recipe for a 1-pot everyday lentil soup ~ and I do love one-pot recipes. This recipe uses just 10 ingredients and should only take you 30 minutes to make. If you don’t like lentils you could use white beans or chickpeas instead.
One-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
Here’s a very interesting and filling soup from In Diane’s Kitchen; Cajun shrimp, hot sausage & pasta soup ~ Wow! This recipe is chock full of noodles, hot Italian sausage, shrimp, and a really great broth.
Cajun Shrimp, Hot Sausage, and Pasta Soup
And last but not least for this week we have a cool recipe from Averie Sunshine at Averie Cooks; easy 30-minute homemade chicken noodle soup. I like easy recipes you can prepare in 30 minutes or less.
Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
A big thank you to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday.
Marmaduke’s comfort food is
a couple of soft-boiled eggs
Here in England the winter is now grey, wet, and miserable. In some parts of the USA, the winter has come howling in with a vengeance. The time for salads has passed in most of the Northern Hemisphere, and we all need something warming and comforting on the table. I need no excuses to devote another Food on Friday to soups ~ even though it’s not so long ago that I gave you all a post about Late Summer Soups.
I love this recipe from Chungah Rhee at Damn delicious. Perfect for a cold winter’s night, a rich and warming potato ham chowder. Trust me, it’s easy, filling, creamy, and very delicious.
Potato Ham Chowder
Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup
I love French Onion soup, but the way I make it takes forever. Petra at Food Eat Love has this recipe for French onion and marrow soup she says takes about a half an hour. Who am I to argue?
French Onion and Marrow Soup
Elise Buaer at Simply Recipes has a really thrifty and nourishing soup for turkey leftovers ~ Mom’s turkey soup. And don’t worry if it’s too late to use up the leftover Thanksgiving turkey because Christmas is just around the corner.
Mom’s Turkey Soup
Heather Christo always has beautifully photographed dishes, and this vegan roasted butternut squash soup is no exception. This serving is garnished with coconut cream and fresh chives. And remember, Heather’s recipes are always deliciously allergen free.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
From Gura at Cooking Without Limits I can offer you something different, packed with ‘superfoods’ ~ a sweet potato soup with ginger. I have to try this, and maybe I can persuade my friend in Southern California to try making this recipe too.
Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger
Finally for this week, from House and Garden Magazine we have this smashing collection of easy soup recipes, including this Indian chickpea soup. I love Indian food, (that’s Asian Indian, not Native American). I also love all these recipe collections I’m finding for you.
Indian Chickpea Soup.
A very big thanks to all the great cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday
There’s nothing quite as nice as a home-made soup. So, how about some soups for early autumn?
Here in my part of England there has been a sudden change in the weather. The bright sunshine has gone, to be replaced by cold, grey, damp mists. A warming soup is the perfect thing to come home to after a long walk in the early autumn.
Also, soup is great to make for dinner, and then taking to work for lunch the following day. A good tip, when you cook, always make enough so there are some leftovers for another meal. Who can find the time to cook every single meal from scratch?!?
First this week, from Simply Recipes we have a dish by Sally Vargas ~ creamy tomato and white bean soup. I know my friend in Orange County will like this because the recipe calls for a lot of garlic. I think I’d be tempted to cheat on this dish and use canned chopped tomato ~ if I couldn’t find the time to go and buy fresh wholesome produce.
Creamy Tomato and White Bean Soup
This is a cracking dish from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest ~ crockpot French onion soup with cheesy French toast. And this post from Tieghan is a video. You know what, a couple of bowls of this would make a lovely dinner for a cooler evening.
Crockpot French Onion Soup with Cheesy French Toast
I can’t say that I’m a big fan of pumpkins, but I like the look of this creamy pumpkin and cumin soup from English girl Petra at Food Eat Love. And, I’ve just been reading some stuff that says cumin, especially black cumin, is incredibly good for you. So, I’m going to try this dish with black cumin…
Creamy Pumpkin and Cumin Soup
Now from Ros at Cooking Up The Pantry we have a great looking, and different, cream of carrot soup with fresh garlic and thyme. What’s not to like?
Cream of Carrot Soup with Fresh Garlic and Thyme
Chungah at Damn Delicious gives us this tasty, healthy, and unbelievably easy 30 minute recipe for Thai shrimp soup. This looks bloody brilliant!
Easy Thai Shrimp Soup
This is just a fabulous recipe from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet It Is ~ late summer corn tortilla soup. And I know my friend in Orange County will be impressed with this, because it’s garnished with sliced radishes ~ and there’s no cheese!
Late Summer Corn Tortilla Soup
Finally for this week from Heather Christo we have this great collection of 25 soups to soothe. How cool is that?
25 Soups To Soothe You
A big thank you to the fabulous cooks featured
in this week’s Food on Friday
I hope ‘the girl riding shotgun’ appreciates
these recipes I’ve found.