Brrrrrr….it’s cold outside! Time for Savory Soup!

Warming Winter Soups

 

Red-pepper-souThis has been a really cold winter, and one can get sick of soup quickly!  But, here is a soup that never gets old with the variations you can put together, the warm spice to it, and of course, the ease of creating for your family!

For both variations I have use the ‘Pacific brand: organic roasted red pepper and tomato soup’ they also have a ‘butternut squash soup’ to change it up a bit.  One box of soup can easily serve a hungry family of 4.  I have found these at Coborn’s, Food Coops, Costco, Target, as well as other stores.

Version One Tomato Soup (Spicy):

1 pound chorizo sausage, cooked (chicken can work here too, but we like to change up the meat and spice a bit with the chorizo)

1 box of the Pacific Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

1 can of spicy black beans

unlimited amounts of kale, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, cabbage, or other tasty vegetable.

Can add fresh garlic, cilantro, oregano, and if you are bold, a splash of chipotle powder!

Either cook on stove or throw in the crock pot for 4-6 hours on low

Garnish with fresh avocado

Version Two Tomato Soup (more mild):

1 pound cooked cubed chicken

1 box of the Pacific Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

1 can white cannellini beans or other favorite white bean

unlimited amounts of kale, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, cabbage, or other tasty vegetable.

Can add fresh garlic, cilantro, and oregano

Cook on stovetop or throw in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low

Garnish with avocado

Version Three: Butternut Squash Soup

1 pound of cooked cubed chicken

1 box of the Pacific brand Butternut Squash Soup

1 can of your favorite white bean; kidney, cannellini, etc

unlimited amounts of kale, spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, or other tasty vegetable.

Add some fresh garlic, fresh or powdered ginger, splash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Cook on stovetop or throw in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low

Garnish with avocado

Now all you need is a nice sunny window to sit in and enjoy eating this soup…Hope you enjoy and keep warm!