Monday, December 12, 2011

Soups & Stews to Warm your Winter

With winter in full swing we're constantly looking for ways to help you stay warm and healthy. The first thing that came to mind was a post with flavorful and easy to prepare soups and stews. Why? Because when we're feeling cold, we make soup. And when we're feeling a little bit sick, we also make soup.

Soups & stews are warm and comforting and a cold winter night. Nearly every country and culture has a favorite soup, like chowder in the Northeastern US, onion soup in France, coconut soup in Thailand, and chicken soup in nearly every country from New York to Beijing.

With one click of the Soups and Stews box in our Course Filter, FoodPair will show you over 20,000 soup recipes. To help you navigate through a river of recipes, we took charge of the FoodPair Recipe Search Engine and handpicked 5 recipes featuring some of the best soups and stews from across the globe.

Savory Beef Stew
This hearty stew gains a unique flavor from cranberry juice.
Ingredients: flour, lean beef, bacon, onion, cranberry juice, beef broth, clove, bay leaf, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder, carrot, potato, frozen peas

Scallop Chowder with Bacon
Try this delicious chowder with fresh scallops and smoky bacon.
Ingredients: sea scallops, bacon, frozen onion, boiling potato, flour, whole milk, frozen mixed vegetables, thyme, salt, pepper

Easy French Onion Soup
We love French onion soup, especially when it's easy to prepare.
Ingredients: unsalted butter, olive oil, yellow onion, sugar, salt, flour, beef stock, dry white wine, pepper, French bread, garlic, Gruyere

Chinese Chicken Soup
Chicken soup, like this Chinese version, always makes us feel better.
Ingredients: sesame oil, turmeric, ginger, chile paste, chicken breast, chicken broth, sugar, soy, celery, ramen, lettuce, green onion

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai)
Tom Ka Gai is a traditional and delicious Thai soup everyone will love.
Ingredients: galangal or ginger, fresh cilantro, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, fish sauce, lime, coconut milk, chicken breast, red chile

Now you have all the knowledge you need to beat the winter back with hearty soups and stews.

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