Start the New Year Light and Fresh with these hearty and fabulous soup recipes.
Happy New Year, Dear Reader! Welcome to a brand new day. The unwritten slate of 2016 awaits our choices, as clean and cold as a January dawn. What will you do with this gift of time? This fresh start? Where to begin?
I suggest soup.
Slow cooker comfort in a bowl.
Kind to your body. Nourishing to your spirit. A soother of cravings.
For omnivores, this Cranberry Pot Roast Stew is sure to stick to your ribs. Not to mention, tantalize your taste buds. This is a stew destined for football games and Sunday marathons of Downton Abbey (or The Affair, if that's your particular philosophical persuasion).
For those among us looking to the New Year as a fresh start (notice I do not say the dreaded word diet), my favorite, gorgeous, green detox soup might just be the ticket. Light and fresh tasting, but so incredibly flavorful you won't miss the meat or the butter or the cream. Seriously. Try it. Karina's Green Detox Soup Recipe with Coconut Milk.
The third soup choice (they like to say third time's the charm) is a postmodern twist on a classic. Mulligatawny, gluten-free style. So good. Dare I say, slurp worthy. A popular choice here on Gluten-Free Goddess. Find my Mulligatawny Soup Recipe with Jasmine Rice here.
To finish out our soup quartet, I offer a family favorite (we live on this all Winter). Inspired by classic Portuguese kale soup- a mainstay of many a Cape Cod kitchen- this hearty, rustic soup is spiked with flavor and high on nutrition. Sweet potatoes and kale give it a lovely, fresh taste. Spicy sausage gives it a kick. Find the Rustic Kale Soup with Sausage and Sweet Potato recipe here.
So that's it for now. Dust off the Crock Pot and grab your spoons. Start the New Year off with a gift to your body.
And your soul.