Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Soup: perfect comfort for a cold day

The official start of winter is still a couple weeks away, but the cold weather is here. FoodPair's national correspondents reported snow flakes in New Jersey on Thanksgiving and temperatures dipping into the 30s in San Francisco (gasp!).

There's no better way to fight off the cold than with a piping hot bowl of soup. But, you may ask, is soup a meal? Well, did you crumble crackers into it? Was it a hearty soup, like mushroom barley, or a clear soup, like consomme? Seinfeld already tried to tackle that thorny question, so we'll leave the answer to the experts and to you. For the record, we'd happily trade our tasty bowl of soup for your Armani suit, so feel free to contact us with any offers.

To find you the best soup recipes for these wintry days, we powered up the FoodPair search engine and found the tastiest and easiest soup recipes on the planet
. In case you're looking for a multi-course soup tasting we even found a great blueberry dessert soup.

Alright, let's make some soup!

Mushroom Soup
A classic mushroom soup always hits the spot.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, butter, onion, parsley, celery, salt, black pepper, vegetable stock, mixed mushrooms, potato

Healthy Chinese Chicken Soup
By adding ginger, here's a clever twist on the traditional chicken soup.
Ingredients in this recipe: chicken, scallion, carrot, ginger, celery, salt

Puree of Pea Soup with Mint
An incredibly flavorful (and bright green) soup.
Ingredients in this recipe: mint, cream, peas, salt, vegetable stock, white pepper

Black Bean Soup
This soup is hearty, healthy and delicious. Top with a dollop of sour cream.
Ingredients in this recipe: tomato, garlic, onion, parsley, thyme, black beans, vegetable oil

Simple 10 Minute Miso Soup
You know who can make a great miso soup? You!
Ingredients in this recipe: scallion, tofu, dashi, seaweed, miso, water

Chilled Blueberry Soup
A delicious soup for dessert? Yes please!
Ingredients in this recipe: yogurt, sugar, blueberry, white wine, orange juice

Let’s get cooking (and eating)!

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