Soup is good for the soul, and in January, that couldn’t be more true. January is the dedicated national month for soup. This means that the perfect way to warm up after all that cold weather is to drink a hearty soup. Soup is warm, comforting, and has plenty of nutritious ingredients that make it a healthy yet filling meal. So, in honor of national soup month, here are 4 tasty soups to enjoy!
1. Sweet Potato Soup
Just what the chilly fall weather calls for and with the perfect fall color to match. Sweet potato soup can be made by sautéing your sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and celery along with delicious spices such as ginger, cumin, and paprika. Add in an apple for a touch of sweetness then blend it all together with some broth and coconut milk to enjoy!
2. Tortellini Soup
Tortellini soup, or tortellini in brodo, is an Italian classic that originated from the Emilia Romagna region. It is a light broth soup with tortellini, and it is traditionally made during the Christmas season. This easy-to-make soup only needs broth and tortellini. You can whip this soup up in minutes if you have store-bought broth. Whether you use a meat or vegetable broth, this soup is tasty and flavorful, making it the perfect soup to start off your celebration of national soup month.
3. Clam Chowder
Clam chowder is a hearty and creamy soup that usually contains clams, potatoes, milk, butter, flour, onions, and salted pork. While it may sound like this soup has many ingredients, it is easier to make than you think. The thick and creamy nature of the soup also makes it perfect for cold and rainy weather.
4. French Onion Soup
If you enjoy caramelized onions, this soup is for you! With thick layers of cheese on top of a soup full of buttery, translucent onions, French onion soup is one of the most delicious soups you can enjoy. Some people also add a touch of alcohol, such as sherry or wine, to give it a depth of flavor. It may take a while to make french onion soup, but most of the time is spent waiting for the onions to caramelize. Although there is a slight wait, most people find it worth it!
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When adding meats and vegetables to your soup, you should ensure they come from approved sources. For example, when it comes to beef, you should ensure it has a certification label such as USDA prime, USDA choice, and USDA select beef. By looking for meats and vegetables from approved sources, you can minimize the risk of getting sick from your soup. You can tell they are from an approved source if the suppliers comply with the country and state regulations.
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