Anyone else ready to retire the phrase Polar Vortex?
There’s only a few more weeks until spring’s official first day, but after a pretty tough winter we’re having trouble believing warm weather will ever come. Thankfully soups can help lift the gloom of winter. Try any of these four warm and hearty recipes to ease your winter blues.
If we can’t be roasting butternut squash on the grill, we’d rather it be in this soupy creation. Don’t be deceived by the golden exterior, the recipe actually includes some red lentils for great texture and protein. Plus, this blogger’s creation was part of her own vegan challenge for the month of January. She definitely had a good start!
Minestrone basically equals mixing everything and anything you think might sound good in a soup. This recipe might ask for specific items, but once you’ve collected all the ingredients you’ll have warm soup to last you for days. Perfect for those cold days you won’t be going outside anyway.
This hearty and healthy soup combines everything we love about broccoli and satisfies every craving we have for the thick, creamy soups of our pre-vegans days. The cashews are really the heroes of this concoction, so make sure to give them time to soak over night. After that you have a thick and delicious soup to help you forget that you’ll have to shovel the sidewalk again tomorrow morning.
It doesn’t get more classic than a roasted tomato soup, especially when you’re roasting the tomatoes yourself. It might be an extra step, but it adds such a warm earthy flavor to the entire mixture. Just make sure to use ripe tomatoes and add garlic to taste. It doesn’t get much more simpler than this recipe, so you can focus on hibernating.
We’re not saying these soups will work a weather miracle, but at least we’ll have some delicious dishes to focus on in the meantime.
Now to decide which recipe to cook tonight…