Soups

Soups are one of the easiest meals to make and one of the most nurishing. A good soup on a cold day is most fullfilling. Some soups like chicken soup have long been known as a folk remedy. Which has now been proven as a fact by researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. They found that hot chicken soup can help unclog nasal passages. It helps aid in increasing the flow of nasal mucus.

It also tastes good.

To make a good soup you will need to have a broth. Which can be made from the boiling of a meat in water, with onion, and vegtables then strained, or you can start out with buying ready made broth such as beef broth or chicken. Cream soups have a milk for its base, and some have both a broth and a milk. The longer you cook a broth based soup the better the taste, that is why using a slow cooker is a very good way to make soups and stews.

You can put almost anything you like in a soup. It’s one of the best ways to use up left over meats and vegtables. A good turkey noodle soup after thanksgiving, or a great bean soup after a meal with ham has long been a stable with our grandparents. I will give you basic recipes, you are free to add to them or take away something you don’t like. You are also able to top off your soup in many different ways.

Here are a few ideas: Crumbled bits of bacon (when you fry bacon for breakfast fry a couple of extra, crumble it and freeze it for later use), or sprinkle with some shredded cheese, croutons, crushed tortilla chips, crackers, sour cream or just serve it up plain.




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  1. Crock Pot Bean Soup 1 bag mixed beans, rinsed2 leeks, cphepod3 – 4 carrots, cut into coins4 – 5 stalks of celery, cphepodveggie broth or water and 2-3 bullion cubes1 tbsp Herbs de Provencegreens, cphepod. optionallemon, salt, and pepper to tasteHere’s how to make bean soup when you’re pressed for time. It takes about 15 – 20 minutes to prepare the night before, 5 minutes the morning of, and it’s pretty much ready to go when you’re back from work.The night before: To the crock pot, add the cphepod veggies and rinsed beans. Cover with water an inch over the veggies and beans. Store in the fridge.Morning of: Pour off the water from the beans and veggies. Fill with fresh water and bullion cubes or broth to bd inch over the beans. Add the Herbs de Provence. Plug in the crock pot and turn on low. Will need to cook for 10 hours on low. Less if you do a combination of low and high.

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