CREATIVE WINTER SOUPS
I love this time of year. The weather has cooled, the days are shorter, and here and there it rains. But what I really love is getting to cook winter foods and lovely soups that are perfect to serve on cold, wintry days.
One of the suggestions I offer in food workshops is that improvising – especially on soups – is one of the most fun parts of spending time in the kitchen. I always say, let your creativity spring forth and dare to step out of your comfort zone.
I like to add grains and legumes to my winter soups to make them rich and hearty. You can also add different pastas, which is a favorite among children.
This week, I’ve included a number of soup recipes that are perfect for the season. One is a hearty barley and lentil soup. Another is a thick corn soup that is a favorite among children and adults alike. The third is a minestrone soup, and the fourth is spicy Tunisian chickpea soup with harissa and cumin. Stay warm!