Have I just totally dated myself with that title? Did you catch the reference at all? I’d like to tell you that this song was popular when I was in elementary school, but I would be lying. It was a hit when I was quite a bit older. Like university-student older. Oh well. It’s just what this post wanted to title itself, I really had no choice. Every time I thought of doing a soup round-up, this little ditty popped into my head. So there you have it. I am old and I am a slave to my blog.
The time seems ripe for a soup round-up because it is suddenly, irrevocably, unequivocally soup weather now. See, we went away on our vacation when New England was still seeing temperatures in the high 60′s and low 70′s. We were only gone for a week, but when we came back, we were greeted by cold, wet weather. Two days after we arrived home, it snowed. SNOWED! The leaves are still on the trees, and there is snow on the ground. It’s very disconcerting, and the only remedy for it is soup. Soup, soup and lots of it…warm and comforting, just the thing to take the chill out of your bones. Especially when you turn on the heat for the first time this fall and discover that the heater for your upper floors isn’t working, and the workmen can’t come for several days.
It was quite a shock to the system, particularly given the wonderful weather we had on our vacation. I actually plan to tell you more about this vacation, but I haven’t had the time to write it up just yet. I have so much to say about it, because it not only exceeded my expectations, but it blew those expectations out of the water. It was THAT good. It was so good that coming home has been a little difficult for all of us. And to go from the wonderful Florida sunshine to the bitter Boston cold hasn’t helped.
So you can see why I have soup on the brain. I ransacked my own archives for my best soup recipes to share. I also collected a few great soup links from some of my favourite bloggers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, because when it comes to soup, the possibilities are endless. It can be rich and hearty or light and refreshing. It can warm you up or cool you down. And when it comes to healthy foods, many soups top the charts, full of healthy vegetables and rich in nutrients. Indeed, soup may be one of the healthiest ways to prepare veggies, as many vegetables lose nutrients during the cooking process. When cooked in a soup, the nutrients that leach out during cooking remain in the broth. So don’t be shy about slurping up every bit of that soup, or even lifting the bowl to drink the remaining dregs…it’s good for you! Viva la soup!
Broccoli Cheese Soup and Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup
French Vegetable Soup from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Easy Black Bean Soup from Created By Diane
Super Easy and Healthy Warm Lentil Soup from Ingredients, Inc.
Potato Leek Soup from What Megan’s Making
Fresh Beet and Apple Soup from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup from She Wears Many Hats
Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup from the Black Peppercorn
Spinach Lemon Orzo Soup from Bake Your Day
Pumpkin Coconut Lime Soup from Verses From My Kitchen
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup from Let’s Dish
Thai Coconut Milk Soup from Rachel Cooks Thai
Spicy Mushroom Miso Ramen from La Fuji Mama
Roast Zucchini Soup with Stilton from Six Course Dinner
Link Up Your Favourite Soup Recipes Here! I can always use more ideas…
(sorry folks, I haven’t ever done a link up before and my first attempt was without thumbnail pictures. Trying again…)