Monday, January 15, 2018

Warming Winter Soup by Alicia Street

In the winter when the temperatures drop and a cold chill hovers in the air, making soup is a great way to send steam floating through the house as well as having a nourishing meal to warm the body. And some say it warms the soul, too. J

Here is one of my favorite winter soup recipes.

Cannellini Vegetable Soup

1 48 oz package chicken broth
½ medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 stalks celery, cut into ½ inch pieces
3 medium carrots, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 medium zucchini, chopped into 1-inch chunks
5 white button mushrooms, chopped
2 6 oz fresh uncooked chicken breast, cubed (optional)
16 oz cannellini beans, can or cooked from dried beans
1 cup lima beans, frozen or cooked from dried beans
½ cup frozen sweet corn
½ cup frozen green beans
1 7 oz package fresh loose leaf spinach
Pinch of salt, rosemary, sage, thyme (optional)

Prepare all the fresh ingredients and add to the chicken broth in large soup pot. Bring to a boil and cook for ten minutes. Add in the frozen and canned ingredients. Cook for twenty minutes. Gradually add the spinach leaves and stir with wooden spoon to submerge.
Simmer another fifteen minutes.

Let it cool down just a bit, then serve it with your favorite bread.

What’s your favorite thing to cook in winter?


Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier
award-winner. A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes
both sweet and spicy romance. She spent many years as a dancer,
choreographer and teacher.
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  1. This soup sounds delicious and healthy. It's perfect for the cold and flu season as well.

  2. Thanks for the delicious soup recipe, Alicia. I love to bake bread in the winter, also.

    1. Wow. I've never baked bread, Josie. You must be a great cook!

  3. That soup sounds really good! We like to make a lot of soup in the winter as well. I love using fresh garlic!

    1. Hi Melanie! Yes, garlic is so good for the immune system.

  4. My favorite thing to cook in the winter is chili. My chili is more soup-like than most.

  5. I like to cook chili, too, but we haven't had much winter weather, not that I'm complaining. :)

  6. I love beef stew and chili. Your soup sounds amazing, and I'm going to try it soon!! Yum!

  7. I love lentil soup or vegetable soup. Add some warm, freshly made bread and I'm in heaven.