It’s fall! You know what that means – sweaters, pretty leaves, pumpkin everything and hauling the crockpot out to create some yummy cook all day concoction in honor of the cooler weather. Just kidding. We live in SoCal, and it was 82 degrees today.
Nonetheless, I have a thing for soups. I love a big bowl of soup with a crusty piece of freshly baked bread and melted butter sliding onto your fingers. In the past, my idea of making homemade soup was opening a couple cans of Campbell’s Cream of Something soups, a few cans of this or that, set it on low for 8 hours and voila! A terribly fattening and unhealthy mix of preservative-laden, sodium enriched, easy-to-make homemade soup. I didn’t know any better.
When I did start to know better, I’d make soup and it would take an hour of prep time to brown the meat, wash and cut up the veggies, roasting the peppers, etc.; it took even more time if you think about the effort to track down random spice and ingredients at obscure stores. For someone not fond of cooking (read: I HATE IT), this was the worst form of torture. But what’s a soup loving girl to do?
Now that Fall is upon us and it is socially acceptable to make soup, I began scouring Pinterest for easy, healthy homemade soup recipes and stumbled on this infographic from Shape Magazine. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes – espeically the Sweet Potato Peanut. Not only does it sound interesting but it only has 5 ingredients!
What is your favorite fall soup? Comment below!