An ode to soups

An ode to soups

I like the summer very much
with berries fresh and icy punch
but what I miss the most of all
is bowls of soup that come with fall

I want to eat them all today
I’ll gain two tons and roll away
But even though my gut will pay
I’ll be so happy anyway

Soups, oh soups, you are my friends;
whatever culinary trends
may rack this crazy world of ours
I’ll always come to you for . . .
Um . . . the end.

         By Jenna

If you haven’t made any of these soup recipes from me ole recipe archive (scroll to the bottom), gird your loins and get out a pot! They are so fabulous. The weather is calling for comfort food, and what can I do but encourage everyone to respond?

Creamy, savory Roasted Red Pepper Soup sprinkled with broiled corn . . .

Spicy Tuscan Soup with its delectable chunks of sausage and tender potatoes . . .

Perfect Mushroom Soup, which gains the title ‘perfect’ in part thanks to a nice glug of wine and a big handful of Parmesan cheese . . .

My sister’s spontaneous creation, Bacon Potato Leek Soup, which for me went over the top after adding a splash of cream . . .

Cheap, delicious, and easy Cilantro Lime White Bean Soup for all ye healthier peoples . . .

And to top it off, tomorrow I will be posting an awesome, awesome new soup recipe. It’s my current favorite. It’s a spin on a childhood comfort food, and it involves cashews, Greek yoghurt, and garam masala. See you all tomorrow for the full step by step!

And please do share–what are your favorite soup recipes? (feel free to share links!)

21 thoughts on “An ode to soups

  1. Giselle

    Something about that white bean soup is so enticing to me.. maybe it’s because I love beans, cilantro, and limes.. I can’t remember, but I think I made this soup when you first posted it. I’m almost positive.. guess I’ll just have to make it again to be sure!!

    1. Jenna Post author

      You will NOT regret making it again, that’s for sure! I seriously love that soup. It’s really, really good.
      It’s funny, because I normally remember most of what I make, but every now and then I see a recipe and get this weird sense of deja vu, and I can’t quite remember if I made it or not. It’s a very strange feeling.

  2. Veronica Miller

    Thanks to our facebook friendship, I’m seeing this much earlier than I would have! yaaaaay! I love soups too and have been CRAVING them but now…Wichita decided to have an Indian summer and it’s like 80+ degrees and I don’t want to think about hot soup. Booooo. Hot soup is wonderful for warming chilly days but I don’t want to warm my already warm self. I’m pinning most of these soups to my Pinterest “fall recipes” board so I’ll remember to try them. I’ve made the Zuppa Toscana before (I think that’s what your spicy Tuscan soup is but I will see for sure when I check the link) but was silly and healthified it. Not this time! haha

  3. Meredith

    OMG… these soups all look DE-LISH-IOUS. I want them all.

    I LOVE a homemade cream of mushroom, but lately I have been making my own version of The Olive Garden’s Chicken and Gnocchi soup… *so* good, but mine is way more friendly to the waistline 😉

    Thanks for your recent visits to my blog!! I am just getting going with my food blog, it’s slow going, but I appreciate you coming by!! Your blog is awesome, and your photos are AMAZING!

  4. Kimby

    Jenna, it was such a delight to read your ode to soup — love the poetic side of you! Then you linked to five fabulous recipes (and photos so vibrant I could TASTE them), with promises of more to follow. You are indeed a very special, lovely, gifted writer. (And cooker.) 🙂

    1. Jenna Post author

      Haha, thanks. My “poetic” side and my silly side are very much linked these days–not an evening passes that I don’t sing some silly song to my husband about something completely ridiculous.


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