It's the soup equivalent of wearing a Snuggie.
It's easier to make than you think.
There's a cauliflower soup recipe in here, but it's the opposite of boring and bland.
There's nothing we love more than cozying up to a warm bowl of soup on a cold winters' day. Soups full of hearty vegetables, protein-packed beans and lean protein are great choices when you're trying to eat well. But sometimes it can be difficult to find soup recipes that will fill you up.
When talking about veggies, the response that most people give is...well...no response. But there's no shock factor there. We get it; veggies are often portrayed as boring and tasteless. However, we're changing the game and bringing the shock factor back with our 10 clever and delicious veggie recipes. These vegetables, also known as "sides," are now becoming front-runners.
Wonton Soup is probably my ultimate comfort food. As far back as I can remember, my Ma-Ma (my Chinese Grandma) used to drive up to Kamloops to visit us every summer. I always looked forward to her annual ritual of folding fresh wontons to stock us up for the winter. I remember sitting at our kitchen table as she showed me her trick to make the folded edges of the dumplings stick.
Mushrooms every day of the week.
Replace potato with zucchini.
Step away from that cup-a-soup.
I gather fall ingredients and pack up the freezer just like the squirrels that can be seen gathering and burying nuts and seeds for the winter months. This time of year is dedicated to squirreling away containers and freezer baggies of all our fall family favourites.
The only thing better than one delicious dish is two mashed together to make a whole kind of food. But we're not talking
WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Soups Soups are comforting, easy to make and taste best during those cold, cold winter nights
Our mission: make a soup with a list of healthy ingredients and see if my picky eaters might prefer bok choy to their usual green vegetable of choice, -- which is broccoli -- on occasion. My plan was for a vegetable-broth-based turkey soup, also including lentils, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and squash with whole wheat pitas for dipping. What could possibly go wrong?
In my books, turkey makes the best stock for soup because it has so much flavour and body. Normally, I suggest making a proper, long, slow-cooked stock or using turkey bones left over from a roast turkey As a shortcut I'm making an express stock by simmering a turkey leg while prepping the rest of the ingredients.
On any given Sunday, women and men across the country gather together in professional kitchens under the guidance of professional chefs and produce litres and litres of nourishing, nurturing soups for Monday morning delivery to their local women's shelters. Nationally, Soup Sisters' events now churn out approximately 8,000 bowls of soup a month for 25 women's emergency shelters and youth-at-risk centres from Ottawa to Vancouver Island.
This Thanksgiving, when you find yourself with lots of turkey leftovers, don't throw them out! The bones from your festive