Did you know January is National Soup Month?
Lately, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with soup. From lentil to chowder to chili and stew — there’s a wide range of soup recipes to delight in! After all, a nice bowl of hot soup can bring a world of comfort on a cold winter’s day. So, if you have a hankering for the sensationally soothing satisfaction soup can bring — checkout the wonderful selections featured below. Keep in mind, soup recipes are often in a variety of cookbooks, because so many people love soup!
A cookbook from the author of the popular website The Nourished Kitchen, featuring 60 recipes for nutritious and healthy master broths, soups, stews, gravies and other dishes using poultry, meat, vegetable, and seafood broths.
Nutrient-dense bone broths are having a major moment: from the $8 per cup servings at New York “broth bars” to Kobe Bryant crediting its restorative properties for his improved athletic performance, broths are in the news and being turned to for their health properties. Jennifer McGruther is the perfect author to address this topic — a trusted authority on traditional foods who has been touting the value of broth since before it was trendy. The health benefits of broth are many: it is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals, which are easily absorbed by the body when consumed in liquid form. Bone broth has been proven to help mitigate the effects of arthritis and joint pain since it contains glucosamine, gelatin, collage, and chondroitin. Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen features recipes for the broths themselves as well as soups, stews, and meat dishes that incorporate broths, and is the ideal guide for anyone interested in integrating these healthful concoctions into their daily lives simply and approachably.
The Healthy Soup Cleanse Recipe Book: 200 + Easy Souping Recipes from Bone Broth to Vegetable Soup! by Britt Brandon, CFNS, CPT
Hundreds of super-nourishing soups for a healthier you!
Get ready to rid your body of toxins, replenish your energy, and reclaim your health! The Healthy Soup Cleanse Recipe Book teaches you how to create more than 200 delicious, all-natural soup blend recipes that will nourish you from the inside out. The best part? Each wholesome recipe uses the vegetable or fruit in its entirety, so you will not only get the most of out of your money, but you’ll also produce vitamin-rich soups that just can’t be matched in nutritional value.
From savory to sweet, each page offers a variety of tasty soups, including:
- Pumpkin-Fig-Oat with Cinnamon
- Spice Ginger-Infused Rice Noodles and Scallions
- Onion-Mushroom with Peppers and Spinach
- Tarragon Turkey Broth
- Sweet Spiced Cherries and Cream
Complete with step-by-step instructions and nutritional facts, The Healthy Soup Cleanse Recipe Book will help you look and feel better than ever before!
The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook: 125 Gut-Friendly Recipes to Heal, Strengthen, and Nourish the Body by Katherine and Ryan Harvey
From the founders of Bare Bones Broth Company, 125 delicious recipes for making and cooking with the latest food trend that’s taking the culinary and wellness communities by storm: bone broth.
Bone broth is one of mankind’s oldest foods — and healthiest, boasting one of the most complete nutritional profiles of any food on earth. The collagen, bone, skin, marrow, and fat that is extracted when animal bones simmer in water for hours (or days) are the building blocks of life, containing proteins that help to combat inflammation; boost immunity; strengthen bones; improve hair, skin, and nails; and help a host of digestive issues by promoting optimum gut health.
In The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook, Kate and Ryan Harvey, founders of the artisanal broth manufacturer, Bare Bones Broth Co., show readers how simple, inexpensive, and delicious it is to make their own nutrient-rich broth at home. With foolproof directions for slow-cooking your own broth and more than 100 inventive ideas for incorporating it into everyday meals in delicious new ways. Discover the amazing health benefits of bone broth — the power of delicious food is only a stockpot away with The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook.
Bone Broth: 101 Essential Recipes and Age-Old Remedies to Heal Your Body by Quinn Farrar Wilson
Discover the amazing natural healing powers of bone broth, the ancient cure-all that is making waves as today’s newest health food trend. The miracle broth has been said to heal inflammation, improve skin, aid digestion, and strengthen joints, among a long list of other wellness benefits. While hotspots from New York City to Portland are dishing out cups of bone broth for upwards of $9 a piece, it is surprisingly inexpensive and easy to make at home — and with this simple cookbook in hand, it is an accessible and rewarding additional to any diet.
This bone-a fide guide will give you everything you need to enjoy the nourishing benefits of bone broth, with:
- 20 go-to bone broth recipes to start enjoying today
- Dozens of inspired broth-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- An easy-to-understand overview of the health benefits of broth
- Remedies for the common flu, joint pain, fatigue, inflammation, and much more
- Helpful tips to incorporate bone broth into your everyday diet
- A handy conversion chart to go from stovetop to slow cooker to pressure cooker
Easy-to-follow and straightforward, the recipes and tips in this book will put you on a sustainable path to health and wellness.
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A perfect soup recipe is one you make forever — it is comforting, nourishing, the very essence of flavor. In this handsome, focused cookbook, the experts at Cooks Illustrated boil the world of soups down to the very best choices, each one a kitchen-tested keeper yielding flavors that exceed even what grandma cooked up. Here are the ideal broths, the heartiest rustic soups, most elegant purees, and the best examples from around the world. All-Time Best Soups turns soup-making into an everyday pleasure with recipes guaranteed to become cherished favorites.
Clean Soups: Simple, Nourishing Recipes for Health and Vitality by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson
Respected healthy eating authority Rebecca Katz has been touting the nourishing benefits of soup for years. In Clean Soups, she teaches readers how to incorporate wholesome stocks and soups into their everyday eating so they can detox and feel energized year-round. The book includes foundational broths, blended soups, and traditional healing soups, as well as a 2-day cleanse and front matter outlining how to incorporate soups into everyday living. Rebecca also outlines the building blocks for creating flavorful and balanced soups, guiding readers to create their own flavor combinations.
Flavorful vegetarian versions of America’s favorite one-dish meals: ramen, pho, bibimbap, dumplings, and burrito bowls.
A restorative bowl of vegetarian ramen sent Lukas Volger on a quest to capture the full flavor of all the one-bowl meals that are the rage today — but in vegetarian form. With the bowl as organizer, the possibilities for improvisational meals full of seasonal produce and herbs are nearly endless.
Volger’s ramen explorations led him from a simple bowl of miso ramen to a glorious summer ramen with corn broth, tomatoes, and basil. From there, he went on to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho, with combinations like caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy. His edamame dumplings with mint are served in soup or over salad, while spicycarrot dumplings appear over toasted quinoa and kale for a rounded dinner. Imaginative grain bowls range from ratatouille polenta to black rice burrito with avocado. And unlike their meatier counterparts, these dishes can be made in little time and without great expense.
Volger also includes many tips, techniques, and indispensable base recipes perfected over years of cooking, including broths, handmade noodles, sauces, and garnishes.
Books / eBooks
Power Souping: 3-day Detox, 3-Week Weight-Loss Plan by Rachel Beller
From the author of Eat to Win, Eat to Lose, the first book to reveal the powerful health benefits of the latest diet trend known as souping — with a 3-day detox, a 3-week diet plan and more than 50 delicious recipes.
Step aside, juicing — the next big diet sensation is souping, as in big, steaming bowls filled with real, satisfying ingredients. Unlike the high sugar, low-fiber juice cleanses that have been so popular, souping is just the opposite — low-sugar, high fiber, and filling! In Power Souping, nutritionist-to-the-stars Rachel Beller shares what makes a soup diet effective, which recipes to try and what soups to avoid, and how to fit soups into an action plan for life.
In her upbeat, conversational style, Rachel first outlines a rapid, 3-day weight-loss plan and shares her invaluable “Wholesome Threesome” rule: centering every meal around: (1) two handfuls of vegetables; (2) protein; (3) healthy fats. Along the way she offers tips to make shopping and cooking quick and easy, as well as secrets to perking up soups to make them even more nutritious and delicious.
After 3 days (and 3 fewer pounds), Rachel dives into 21 days of soup-powered meals. This 3-week weight-loss strategy follows hard and fast rules of eating real foods, three square meals plus snacks, no fasting, and no overly processed junk food. Power Souping features 50 delicious, easy-to-make recipes for the entire 3 weeks, plus a handy list of approved convenience foods for those on the go. And since commitment doesn’t mean eating just soup for the rest of your life, Rachel provides key methods to integrate flavorful favorites into everyday eating for the next 3 months and beyond.
Stock, Broth & Bowl: Recipes for Cooking, Drinking & Nourishing by Jonathan Bender
Nourishing stocks are popping up on menus and replacing caffeine in the cups of Americans on the run. Stock, Broth, and Bowl introduces you to all you need to know to get on board with this trend and the ultimate make-ahead ingredient.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or have never set foot in a butcher shop, Stock, Broth, and Bowl will help you dip your toe in the wildly popular broth pool. This book teaches you to prepare nine different stocks with straightforward recipes that are the foundation for great comfort food and the building blocks for creating nourishing drinking broths. You’ll learn about sourcing ingredients, having the right kitchen tools, and straining and storing stock.
There are nine stock recipes in this book, including a recipe for bone broth and how to doctor it. You’ll recreate the essence of a multi-meat broth and discover the essential sweetness of root vegetables with a vegetarian broth. Stock, Broth, and Bowl also includes 20 recipes for turning stock into broth, into a delicious drink or dinner. The recipes range from one-pot meals like a savory bread pudding or decadent pot roast to broth-based cocktails. Get comfortable. Get simmering. Get Well Stocked.
Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey
Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie Stuckey offers a practical guide to starting your own soup night group, along with 99 delicious soup recipes and 40 recipes for accompaniments.
The Soup & Bread Cookbook: More Than 100 Seasonal Pairings for Simple, Satisfying Meals by Beatrice Ojakangas
From one of America’s most prolific and beloved cookbook authors comes a compendium of unique recipes for a universally appealing subject. This broad collection of soups, broths, bisques, and chowders ranges from summer coolers and hearty, warming stews to smooth, creamy soups and fiery broths. Marked by their straightforward preparation, accessible ingredients, and original pairings, Ojakangas’s collection not only taps into her Scandinavian heritage but into flavorful soups from around the world-there’s Swedish Pea, Morroccan Vegetable, Borscht, and Chicken and Dumplings to Feijoida, French Onion, Italian Meatball, and Asian Lemon Ginger.
The bread recipes alone could fill a cookbook. Loaves, buns, sticks, and flatbreads are here, along with pretzels, pitas, toasts and focaccias. Organized by season and complemented by evocative photographs,The Soup & Bread Cookbook is an ideal volume for anyone who takes comfort in the essential pleasures of a bowl of soup and warm bread.
Here’s one of my favorite chili recipes that I’ve adapted and re-adapted — it’s very versatile and can be made vegetarian as well:
Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chili
- 1 Pound of Ground Turkey, Ground Beef or Meatless Crumbles
- 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes (28 oz)
- 1 Can of Pinto Beans (15 oz)
- 1 Can of Black Beans (15 oz)
- 1 Can of Kidney Beans (15 oz)
- 1 Can of Tomato Paste (6 oz)
- Cooking Stock — Beef or Vegetable (32 oz)
- 1 Bell Pepper Chopped
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 4 Cloves of Garlic Chopped
- Hot Peppers to taste (optional)
- 1 Tsp Oregano (add more if preferred)
- 1 Tsp Basil (add more if preferred)
- 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook ground meat or meatless crumbles in pan on medium heat along with chopped onions, peppers, garlic and salt & pepper (add a small amount of olive oil if it’s too dry). Once the meat is cooked thoroughly and the onions are translucent — add the cooked ingredients to your slow cooker along with the canned items, cooking stock and spices — stir until blended. If there isn’t enough liquid — add water. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve topped with your favorite fixings — my favorites are cheese, scallions and sour cream, but get creative — it’s the reason so many people love chili!
- If you like your chili thicker — use more tomato paste, but keep in mind — this will make it more acidic.
- To cut down on acidity — add a bit of sugar (no more than 1 tbsp for a large pot).
Creative Ideas for Leftover Chili:
10 Things to Do with Leftover Chili — Food Network
Leftover Chili Recipes that Prove it’s Even Better the Next Day — She Knows
4 Ways to Use Leftover Chili — Oh My Veggies
Written by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger and Adult Services Librarian, April S.