Sunday, October 18, 2009

A weekend of soups

Fall is really here. I love how fall slowly transitions to cold weather after the hot & humid NC summer.

Since it was grey and chilly outside, I spent the weekend making soup. I made a Christmas lima bean soup with celery & kale on Saturday and a cumin-spiked carrot soup today. The bean soup is complex, partnering well with a sprinkling of goat cheese. But I like the simplicity of the carrot soup. It would be great with a hunk of rustic bread or ladled over quinoa.

Soups and mineral broths are a great way to get more vitamins, phytonutrients and booster foods into the diet. They are also easy to digest. Since it's flu and cold season, these vegetable rich soups are a great way to keep your immune system strong. They also warm you up on a chilly fall day.

1 comment:

Lisa's Cocina said...

You're so lucky to have honest-to-goodness Fall weather. It's been sunny and hot here in California, and even though turning on my oven was crazy, I did it, because I desperately love Fall :-) Hearty soups sound wonderful.