Soups in winter: A sip of warmth

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Soups in winter: A sip of warmth

Soup is the most pleasing comfort food during the winter season

Soups in winter: A sip of warmth

Winters are here loud and proper, and we can't resist the urge to gulp everything warm and consoling. What's more, when it's about comfort during the winters, there's nothing like having a bowl of soup nestled into a blanket on a nippy evening. Soups don't simply relieve your spirit but are amazingly sound for the body. Also, they are effortless to plan! So regardless of whether you are braving the coldest time of the year or searching for a light and simple solace dinner, a bowl of soup can generally come in handy and really lift your spirits.

Chicken & Kale Soup

This simple chicken and kale soup will keep you warm on a cold and rainy day or any day when you want a simple, hearty soup. You can make this soup with frozen kale instead of thawing it first to save time. Here is the recipe for your ease!

Step 1
In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook, occasionally stirring until the onion is softened, for about 5 minutes. Cook some more, constantly stirring, until garlic is fragrant, for about 1 minute. Combine the beans, chicken, potatoes, broth, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, covered, for 18 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F.

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Step 2
Transfer the chicken to a plate and shred it into bite-size pieces with two forks. Cook, frequently stirring, over medium heat until the kale is wilted and tender, about 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the shredded chicken and lemon juice. Before serving, remove the thyme sprigs. Serve immediately.

Slow-Cooker Potato Soup

This simple slow-cooker potato soup contains all of your favourite potato ingredients, such as bacon and cheese. Serve this loaded baked potato soup with a salad for a quick dinner whenever you're craving some serious comfort food. It would also be a good choice for a casual party. Serve it straight from the slow cooker, with bowls of toppings on the side for everyone to build their own. You can easily make this soup vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth and omitting the bacon.

Recipe

Step 1
In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine the potatoes, broth, garlic, salt, and bay leaf. Cook on Low for 6 hours, or until the potatoes are very tender. Turn the slow cooker off.

Step 2
Remove the garlic and bay leaf and set aside. To the potato mixture, add half-and-half and pepper; mash with a potato masher, leaving some chunks.
Step 3
Blend half of the potato mixture properly. Remove the centrepiece of the blender's lid to allow steam to escape. Cover the opening with a clean towel. 10 seconds of processing time (When blending hot liquids, use caution.) Stir the blended soup into the remaining potato mixture in the slow cooker. Divide the mixture evenly among six bowls. Top with cheese, yoghurt, scallions, and bacon in an even layer.

Beetroot Soup

Nothing beats a fresh vegetable in season! Beetroot is a winter staple that is high in nutrients. Nothing compares to it when combined with bottle gourd and a slew of spices. Beetroot soup can be served cold or hot, with a dash of salt and pepper.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Winter's speciality carrot ginger soup is loaded with benefits we must keep all through the winters, and one of the best ways to do that is by having a warm bowl of our favourite soup. It comes with the benefits of ginger, as we are all well aware of ginger's health benefits, also known as the best medicine for cold and flu, which is expected during the chilly season.

Simple Tomato soup

Everyone's favourite tomato soup, little tangy little sweet, suits every tastebud. It is a staple winter soup of all times. This easy homemade tomato soup is quick, easy, and insanely delicious from children to adults.

Almond And Mushroom Soup

This luscious soup, with subtle flavours of finely chopped mushrooms, almonds, pepper, butter, cream, and milk, is all you need to spend a comfortable chilly winter evening with your loved ones.