This is the start of a collection of blog posts on soups. Indeed, with the days that are getting shorter and the temperatures that are plummeting it’s time to move from summery salads to warming liquids.
Easy to make, quick, and most importantly compatible with virtually any diet and lifestyle, soups are truly a great way to fill your stomach and tantalize your taste buds.
Do you have vegetables abandonned in the back of the fridge? Throw them into a large pot for a delicious soup!
But…..there is soup and soup! If you throw your vegetables in big chunks in eight cups of water, you will get a soup for sure, but to make it taste better, here are my two secrets:
The first secret: Cut your vegetables into very small pieces then brown them for 10 minutes over medium-low heat in butter or vegan butter.
Cutting them into small pieces will allow the flavors to mix better and therefore give a more complex taste to your soup.
Sautéing them before adding liquid will, again, improve the flavors, you can trust me on that!
Discover my step by step Fall Squash & Root Soup recipe
After sautéing your veggies, add any liquid (I prefer chicken broth but you can use other types of broths: vegan, beef, etc …).
Bring it to a boil and let it boil for two minutes before letting the soup simmer on medium-low for 45 minutes.
It’s simple, quick (only takes 10 min longer) and frankly, the taste of your soup will be greatly improved.
If you have any soup tips, share them with us!
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