Welcome to: Soups & Stews
I was not very fond of having soup before meals. But, once I tasted a potato soup at my friend’s weekend party and I simply fell in love with its wonderful taste. Since then, soup has become an integral part of my meals. Soup is a popular and nutritious appetizer and starter. It is made from a combination of different ingredients like vegetables, meat and various spices. These ingredients are added in boiling water to form a broth. It’s a wonderful experience to enjoy a tasty potato soup, sip by sip, during the cold winter evenings.
There is nothing better than a pot of simmering soup making use of the hearty and imaginative root vegetables, dark, leafy greens, hard-shelled winter squashes, meats and grains to nourish the body and warm the soul. A few simple guidelines for preparing soups can help you use those wonderful winter selections to offer a maximum of nutrition and flavor with a minimum of effort.
Blending broccoli creates a wonderfully satisfying, healthy and creamy soup – although this soup actually doesn’t contain any cream. Instead, it gets its great creamy texture from potatoes.
The variety of cabbage known today is well beyond the ten fingers of your hands. Use whichever is available to you and you can work magic in the kitchen. There are famous soup preparations that you can try at home. These variations can help you if you want delicious soups or if you are one of the followers the cabbage soup diet.
If you long for the delicious flavors and scents that use to stream out the windows and doors of the old home place where grandma and granddad use to live and you miss all their good cooking, you can learn how to make an old-fashioned beef stew just like grandma and grandpa use to enjoy making and eating.
I have made many stocks over the years, and gradually I’ve found a method that helps me have a good stock result from my efforts. In the beginning, they were more like slightly flavored water, but now they can stand up next to the store bought stuff, without the fat and sodium.
Nothing warms you on a chilly day like a hearty bowl of chowder, especially one that is delicious and adds extra healthfulness with fish and vegetables like carrots, celery, bell peppers, potatoes and corn.
No matter what your level of expertise in the kitchen, every competent cook needs some basic go-to recipes to make in a pinch. Sounds great in theory, but we can’t always create recipes from scratch, even simple ones. Well, fortunately, there are some easy shortcuts that can produce some surprisingly delicious meals. One such staple is Cream Of Mushroom Soup.
Carrot and ginger works wonders when it comes to flavor! The sweetness the carrot has and the tang of ginger is one of the best combinations you can do to a dish. Simple vegetarian recipes are not limited to one main vegetable only. You can actually combine a main ingredient to various flavoring vegetables like celery, onions, leeks, etc. Here’s a simple vegetarian recipe that will surely impress you from the moment you cook it, to the time you spoon for a taste!
The vibrant orange color of fall is captured in this easy-to-prepare soup. The soup combines the flavor of subtly sweet carrots with the sweet, yet slightly tart taste of orange and is accented by the pungent essence of ginger.
During the fall and winter months, I enjoy making hearty soups and stews in my crock pot for my family. I love the fact that I can spend a few minutes in the morning preparing it, put it into the slow cooker and walk away…a few hours later, our dinner is hot and ready to enjoy.
Good things come to those who wait! These two Amish soup recipes do take a little time to make, but are well worth it. Each use basic ingredients which aren’t hard to find, and whole chicken.
In my opinion, one of the best places to get really good recipes is from the local churches and other local organizations cookbooks. When the best cooks in a community come together and share their recipes, it is always a treasure trove of mouth-watering results. So, needless to say, I have many such books in my vintage collection.
Pumpkin soup is such an obvious choice for a warm hearty soup on Halloween night and if you are going to have pumpkins for your lanterns, this is a good way of using up the wonderful pumpkin flesh instead of throwing it away.
Stewing, one of the easiest ways to cook, is used by nearly every culinary tradition, from Ireland’s basic kettle of meat, potatoes, onions and carrots to sophisticated French coq au vin and Indonesia’s fiery seafood stews. Besides turning tough meat enjoyably tender, this wet cooking method also infuses bland ingredients with flavor and lets you serve vegetables in their nutrient-rich, flavor-intensified juices.