With the New Year comes a lot of resolutions. While we may have goals, we also can’t resist a delicious warm bowl of soup! And to be honest, who says we can’t do both!?
In the New Year are you looking for a unique recipe to add to your collection? What about an easy way to get the kids involved in making dinner? Or maybe you want to spice it up in the kitchen? Discover how creative and versatile you can make soup with these fresh ideas! Create your own soup with this easy to follow guide.
First, Choose a Fat. This could be olive oil, avocado oil, grass-fed butter, or dairy-free butter alternative. Second, select a variety of vegetables, choose from veggies such as carrots, celery, potatoes, onion, garlic, spinach, butternut squash, green beans, kale zucchini, sweet potatoes, peppers, etc. Third, choose a meat; ground turkey, beef, chicken, steak, or fish. Then, choose a base; beef stock, vegetable stock, chicken stock, pureed veggies, tomato purée, cream, or dairy-free milk. Lastly, choose your spices. Start with salt and pepper, and then go with a flavor combination that works for your soup! Instructions:
- Heat your fat with you aromatic veggies.
- Add in your boneless meat and cook until brown.
- Set aside your leafy greens like spinach or kale, and add in remaining veggies to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until tender.
- Add in the spices and base(s). Mix well to combine.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer.
- For a creamier soup add in cream – otherwise, transfer to a high-speed blender if you want a fully puréed soup.
- Garnish, add in your grain, and enjoy!
If you’re looking to get the kids involved, use this checklist for soup night and have them check the items off as you create your custom creation.
Maybe you’re looking to spice things up? Cooking with fresh or dried herbs is an easy way to infuse a recipe with flavor. If you aren’t sure where to start, try one of these herbs for some savory seasonings – cilantro, basil, dill, rosemary, parsley, thyme. For a list of other last-minute additions to pair with your soup and a few of our famous tried and true soup recipes be on the lookout for our e-Book called “Share the Warmth”.