Friday, 29 January 2016

Easy Soup Recipes - Warm Your Soul this Winter

When it's freezing cold outside in the winter, who would say no to a nice warm soup for dinner? To feel safe and warm on a cold, wet night, all you really need is a healthy soup. A simple vegetable soup with a hot broth is easily digested and make us feel fuller than any other meals. Many studies have found that soup gratifies us and contributes to a sense of well-being. “Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living”.

Hot soup makes us eat slower and feel fuller faster. When we eat slowly, we eat less and our body can absorb the beneficial nutrients. You do not have to be carnivore to enjoy soup. There are
myriad of vegetable and vegan recipes out there that are just as satisfying and hearty as healthy soup recipes that include some type of meat.

Today's market is full of cans of soup, you just have to add water on it and stir for some minutes and your soup is ready to serve. Although, they are full of sodium and simply do not have the same taste or texture as homemade soups. Plus, the canning process kills all the essential nutrients that our body requires. So, it is better to avoid them. And try to make some easy soup recipes on your own.

Soups are a great appetizer with a variety of texture and flavor. Moreover, a bowl of healthy soup with legumes, vegetables and other fiber-rich ingredients nourish the body with essential nutrients. It has also been found that the soup consumption helps maintain a healthy weight.

If you are looking for some good soup diet, then a healthy vegetable soup is the best option. You can use soup as a diet sought after food, whether it may be lunch or dinner it does not make any difference. Here are some easy yet healthy vegetable soup recipes that are perfect to soothes your body and mind.

Tomato Soup Recipe
What is more satisfying than a bowl of hot and zesty bowl of tomato soup? Tomato soup is always better as a starter or light meal with salad or crunchy bread.
  • 6 medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium size carrot, cut it into small pieces
  • 1 celery stick, cut it and chop it
  • 1/2 clove ginger, peeled it gently and sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 salt, as per your taste
  • 1/2 sugar, as per your taste
  • 1/8 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Lightly brown the ginger. Add carrot and celery. Stir fry two minutes. Mix tomato, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook it till the tomatoes are mushy. Let the tomatoes cool, then blend it.
Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. As the cumin seeds crack, mix cilantro with it and stir them for a minute. Add the puree of tomatoes and add water to it, as per of your taste. When the soup boils, slow down the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Cabbage Soup Recipe
Tons of compliment await when you serve a bowl of hot Cabbage soup with a variety of seasoning.
  • 1 pound elk breakfast sausage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 beets, sliced into rounds
  • 4 red potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1/2 medium green cabbage chopped
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp dried drill weed, rubbed sage, thyme leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Heat a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the sausage till golden brown. Drain and discard the remaining grease. Reserve the browned sausage.
Put some olive oil into the skillet. Mix ginger, garlic onion, butternut squash, beets, red potatoes, carrot and cabbage. Cook and stir for 10 minutes. Season it with hot pepper sauce, dill, thyme, salt and pepper. Add brown sausage, cream of mushroom soup and red wine vinegar. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.

French Onion Soup Recipe
Is there anything which is more comforting than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially if it is loaded with the crispy toasted bread and lots of caramelized onions.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 4 sliced French bread
  • 4 sliced provolone cheese
  • 2 slice Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 grated parsmen cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter with olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add onions and stir till the onions get a golden brown color. Make a tender broth for it. Add sherry and thyme. Season it with salt and pepper and simmer it for 30 minutes. Heat the oven broiler. Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowl. Place one sliced of provolone cheese, diced swiss and parsmen cheese. Place bowls on a cookie sheet and broil on a preheated oven.

Serve these luscious and healthy vegetable soup recipes and allure your family and friends. You can also find plenty of easy soup recipes from the Internet. As there are numerous food websites are available on the web.

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