Friday Favorites: {Guest Post by Abby}

Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter always gets me in the mood for soup and it makes me think of my grandma’s soups. My grandmother was a child of the depression and would turn leftover chicken and turkey into delicious chicken or turkey soups. These soups would be filled with Pennsylvania Dutch egg noodles, celery, and carrots sliced into coins or two inch logs. She never liked onions, but would throw in a whole onion for flavor. She would bring her homemade soups over to my parent’s house in a double broiler. They were filling and satisfying on a cold winter’s day.

My grandmother passed away years ago, but I still crave soups in the winter. My grandma’s potato soup is a family Christmas tradition, but with one pound of bacon it isn’t exactly the healthiest option (although it makes it tasty!) and that recipe I can make from memory. However, I have found some new favorite soups that are healthier and just as comforting.

Washington Post’s 30 Minute Red Lentil Soup
The secret to this soup is garam masala which gives the soup an Indian flavor.

Cauliflower Soup
This soup is healthy and the lemon brightens the flavor of the cauliflower. I like to add dill weed to it for a bit more flavor.

Butternut Squash Soup
A coworker shared this recipe with me. I highly suggest roasting the squash first before peeling it. If you can get pre-sliced butternut squash, that is even better. It has a rich creamy flavor that I can’t get enough of.

Do you have any favorite go-to soup recipes?


  1. Easy Chicken Soup
    1 qt Chicken broth (I use low salt organic)
    2 cups of water
    2 skinless/boneless chicken breast (I usually use frozen breast that I always have on hand :)
    1 Onion
    2-3 Celery ribs
    3-4 Carrots or a couple of handfuls of cocktail carrots
    Put all ingrediants in 3qt pan
    Simmer covered for 45 minutes
    take chicken out and cut into 1-2 inch pieces and put back in soup.

  2. Mmmm, soup!! And how did I not know you had a blog, Abby?! Obviously we don't talk often enough :)


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