I’m a California girl, a Southern California girl even, so I grew up eating salad. Salad has been my thing as long as I can remember. Anytime I need to bring something to contribute to a meal, I always choose a salad.
Now I live in Colorado. And you may not know this, but it’s colder here. Actually, right this minute there is a 35 degree difference in temperature. I love living in Colorado and there are so many awesome things about this state – but honestly, I miss the warm, salad weather.
To compensate I’m becoming a soup girl. Never have I eaten so much soup as I have since I’ve moved here. And since I love to cook I’m always trying out new recipes and asking around for recipes. I even took a “Hearty and Healthy Soups” class at Sur la Table. It was really fun.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes. Enjoy!
Crock Pot Tortilla Soup – this is a family favorite. I love to throw it all in the crock pot the mornings that we go skiing and come home to the smell. Quick tip: throw in frozen chicken and then remove and shred just before serving.
Beef Barley Soup – another great soup for the crock pot. This recipe is quick and easy and provides a delicious hearty meal.
Bulgar Lentil Soup - a great veggie option from Martha Stewart. Don’t forget the vinegar at the end. It makes the meal!
White Bean and Kale with Sausage - you can make this one vegetarian by removing the sausage. I love sausage and so rarely do that. The tip here is that the beans take longer to cook than the recipe indicates (at least at my house) so plan for an extra hour to simmer those little guys.
What are some of your favorite recipes? Please share I’m always on the hunt for more.