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Food and drink that has us seeing gold
For many of us, cold weather is on the way (if it’s not here already). I’m not a big fan of the cold and if it were up to me, it would be summer all year long. That being said, the cold brings with it the necessity of warm comfort food, and that’s something I can get behind.
With the imminent cold weather, soup has been on my mind recently. On a chilli day, there’s nothing I want more than a grilled cheese and tomato soup.
There are so many different types of soup that can be eaten on almost any occasion. While most people think of soup as a lunch, there are so many hearty soups that make for a perfectly satisfying dinner, and while not typical in North America, soup is even a popular choice for breakfast in many parts of the world. In Vietnam, it is not uncommon to enjoy a bowl of Pho to start your day. Likewise, Miso soup is typically served for breakfast in Japan.
I don’t know if I’m quite ready to give up my fried eggs for a bowl of Pho, but I’m more than happy to enjoy a bowl for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
I’ve compiled a list of 7 soups that I’ve either already made or definitely will be trying this winter. Hopefully these soups help you stay warm through the winter.
A good tomato soup with grilled cheese for dipping has to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. So why not save yourself a step and put the grilled cheese right into the soup?
Caramelized leeks are so delicious and make an incredible base to any soup so why not let them shine as the star? Did I mention crumbled bacon?
The deep and rich flavors of the broth along with endless possibilities for toppings make pho one of absolute favorite soups to eat.
Usually tortilla soup is tomato based but I'm into the salsa verde vibe that this version has going on. Not to mention it's loaded with all the fixin's including avocado, cilantro, sour cream and two different types of tortillas
This vegan version of miso soup is anything but boring. Sriracha roasted tofu is the super star of this soup
French onion soup is definitely near the top of my list when it comes to soups. People seem to think it's hard to make but it's actually super easy. It just takes a bit of time for the onions to caramelize
Nobody wants to be stuck at home with the flu, but when it happens, nothing will make you feel better than a bowl of homemade chicken soup. It almost makes it worth it.