Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Tis the season for warm, hearty foods on a cozy evening, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch! There is nothing I like more!

Please feel free to SHARE your favourite soup recipes below for everyone to try!!! I would also LOVE to expand my soup database this Winter :)

Here is a favourite of mine--and so simple!


1 1/4 tablespoons melted butter
5/8 medium chopped onion
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup flour
2 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
5/8 lb fresh broccoli
1 1/4 cups carrot, julienned
1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
10 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/4 to taste salt and pepper
*You can also add a pinch of garlic to the recipe*


1 Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.
2 Cook melted butter and flour using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and add the half & half.
3 Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.
4 Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.
5 Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don't. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite "go-to" soup when the weather turns cold.

    Spicy Red Lentil Soup


    1 tsp olive oil
    1 1/2 cups red onion, chopped
    1 can tomatoes, diced (28 oz)
    1 1/2 cups frozen spinach, chopped
    2 cups dried red lentils
    3 cups water
    2 tsp basil
    1 1/2 tsp cardamom
    1 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp curry powder


    Over medium heat, heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and cook until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.

    Mix in tomatoes, spinach, lentils and water. Season with basil, cardamom, cumin, cayenne pepper and curry powder. Bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.

    Transfer soup to a blender or, using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth before serving.

    Serves: 6