Warm up with hearty soups

Vietnamese pho by Martha Stewart Living magazine

Spring might be right around the corner, but for most of the Northern Hemisphere it seems like it may never arrive. Frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and harsh winds have dampened spirits and chilled us to the bone. If there is any upside to this weather it’s that it is a perfect excuse to make hearty, warming soups.

Bloggers and chefs have been busy creating new soups to stave off both the cold and the winter doldrums. The Telegraph just published an intriguing cauliflower soup with hazelnuts and parsley by Diana Henry that combines familiar ingredients in an unexpected way. Cauliflower must be the ingredient of the moment, because Food & Wine is also using it in this cauliflower-and-cashew soup with apple.

Indexed blog Great British Chefs has several new entries including a vegetarian hot & sour soup that is simultaneously bright and warming. Tinned Tomatoes features a hearty winter vegetable soup. Another meatless option is Serious Eats’ fully loaded vegan baked potato soup.

If you’re looking for something a bit more meaty, the Kitchn offers a tutorial on how to make French onion soup in the slow cooker. Indexed magazine Better Homes and Gardens has this lovely-looking rosemary and ravioli chicken soup, while Martha Stewart Living magazine looks to southeast Asia for inspiration with Vietnamese pho, pictured at top.

This barely scratches the surface of what’s available in the EYB Library. There are currently 7,400 online soup recipes available to all members. We’re sure you can find something that will pique your interest and warm your belly.

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  • Rinshin  on  February 22, 2015

    My secret weapon in making many Italian style soups is the rind from the Parmesan cheese I keep frozen.

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