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5 Soup Recipes To Keep You Warm

Going back to the soup series we presented you with in January, and since the weather is still cold, I gathered all of our soup recipes in one post for you to choose from. These 5 soups are guaranteed to keep you warm and allow you to have a balanced healthy diet.

Breadonbutter’s List of Soup Recipes

Lentils, potatoes and chard soup

This one is my favorite. It keeps me satisfied for a while after lunch or dinner and is full of health benefits.

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Roasted Pumpkin soup

Fresh pumpkin is the best. I would also add croutons to it to make the meal complete.

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Toasty Onion soup

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this warm and toasty meal.

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Gingery sweet potato soup

I made this for the first time this year and I’ll definitely be adopting it.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Along with being delicious, this soup is guaranteed to cure any cold or fever you may have!

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Which one will you make? 🙂

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The Soup Series: Gingery Sweet Potato Soup

January is coming to and end and so is the soup series. I know February is also a cold month but it’s time we move on to something new (the new series will be revealed next week).

The last soup recipe is something new and really delicious. We’ve been addicted to sweet potatoes for quite some time. Not only do they taste really good, but they also hold lots of health benefits. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamins (B6, C and D), they contain iron, magnesium (THE anti-stress mineral), potassium and natural sugars. The best benefit they hold is that they are versatile. You can use them in any recipe you like and in any way you like too! Grill them, roast them, mash them or even add them to your smoothies. It’s all possible with sweet potatoes 🙂

So here goes. The last recipe of the soup series – Gingery Sweet Potato Soup:

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What you’ll need:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to make it:

1) In a large pot, cook the onion in the olive oil on medium heat

2) Add the ginger and cook for 30 seconds

3) Add the carrots and the sweet potatoes and stir for 2 minutes

4) Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then lower the heat and add the coriander, salt, pepper, curry, cumin, chili and garlic. Let it simmer for 30 minutes (adding water if needed) until the potatoes and carrots are very tender.

And serve!

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Sweet and warm 🙂

Will you try it? Are you a sweet potato enthusiast?

Items used in photos: Napkins and Spoons from Zara Home; Bowls from my mom’s cupboards 😉

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The Soup Series: Toasty Onion Soup

This soup was the only one I ate when I was younger. On rainy days, we’d come back home from school and we could just smell it. The best thing about it was the whole process. My mom would serve soup in an oven-friendly dish, grab a round toast, toss it in, top it all off with grated Emmental Cheese, and let it all heat up in the oven for about 7 minutes.

I used to think that onion soup was a complicated one to make, but turns out it is really easy. It could also be a great start for when you throw a dinner party at home, especially that you can make it ahead of time and add the cheese and bread as soon as your guests arrive.

So here goes!

Breadonbutter’s Toasty Onion Soup Recipe

What you’ll need:

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  • 5 to 6 medium white onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of your choice
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 2 liters of water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Bread, of your choice
  • Emmental cheese (or if you prefer brie or camembert cheese, you can do it!)

How to make it:

1) In a large casserole, throw in the cooking oil, butter and diced onions and cook until lightly golden

2) Add the water and bring to the boil

3) Lower the heat, add salt and pepper, then let it simmer for about 10 minutes until the water is slightly colored. Turn off the heat

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4) In a soup bowl, spoon a bit of soup, add the bread and cheese on top and place in the oven for a minimum of 10 minutes, depending on how you prefer the cheese to be (slightly burnt or just melted)

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And serve! Satisfying, tasty, toasty and full of flavors!

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Are you a fan of onion soup?

P.S. Check out previous recipes from the soup series here.

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The Soup Series: Deliciously Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. They’re in fact one of the lowest calories vegetables to make a meal with, and the most recommended by health professionals for lowering cholesterol and losing weight. Full of antioxidants, they’re the perfect ingredient option.

There are loads of recipes that can be cooked with a nice pumpkin, but since we’re in full Winter mode, Breadonbutter’s soup series are here to make you feel warm this January. Make this pumpkin soup and be on your way to warmness.

Soup chases away chills, soothes the soul, nurtures the appetite and leaves you feeling warm and loved all over

– Donna Hay

This recipe is inspired by Donna Hay‘s. However, I kept it simple and basic and added just a little bit of cream. You can omit it if you wish to stay really light and healthy, but a little cream doesn’t really hurt 🙂

So here’s what you’ll need (for 5 persons):

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 800 g of Pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 4 small cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 liter of Chicken Stock
  • 250 ml Light Cooking Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bread (optional)

How to make it:

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

2) In an oven tray, lined with a baking sheet, toss together the oil, pumpkin, onion, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. Roast for 35 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender

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3) When the pumpkin is roasted, place half of the mixture in a food processor along with half of the chicken stock and blend until smooth. Set aside in a big casserole and repeat with the second half

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4) In the casserole, add the light cream to the pumpkin purée and bring to the boil (on high heat)

5) Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes until the soup has thickened

Note: If the pumpkin you bought is huge (like mine was), you can store the extra quantity in the freezer and make another soup this winter.

And serve!

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 You can check previous soups from Breadonbutter’s soup series lentil,potato and chard and noodle soup.

Items used in photos: All from Zara Home

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The Soup Series: Lentils, Potatoes and Chard

The cold weather is back. This only means it’s time for soups! I can’t believe I’m writing this with excitement as soup was my utmost nightmare when I was younger. But here I am, drooling over this recipe we made yesterday, only wanting to make it again. All of its components are healthy nutrients as they’re all vegetables (yes, lentils count as vegetables), and needless to say, vegetables have numerous advantages. Including a lot of  vegetables in your diet will help reduce heart diseases, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. They are also high in Vitamins, Potassium, and dietary fiber (source: choosemyplate.gov).

The recipe is really easy and it will keep you warm!

What you’ll need (for 4 persons):

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– 500 g of fresh chard, cutting only the leaves and throwing away the stems

– 1.5 cups of lentils

– 1 small potato, peeled and cut into cubes

– 1.5 liters of water

– Salt and Pepper

– 4 cloves of garlic, crushed

– The juice of 2 lemons

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How to make it:

1) Boil the lentils until tender, but not fully cooked

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2) Add the potatoes and the chard then cook for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender

Hint: If you want to make your soup thicker, you can grate a small potato and add it to the mix.

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3) Add the lemon juice and crushed garlic and serve with a fresh load of bread!

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As simple as that 🙂