White Bean and Ham Soup

November 15th’s soup: White Bean and Ham soup.

IMG_4889This is another thick and hearty soup. I love a soup that can stand on it’s own alone as a meal. This soup was my lunch for an entire week of work.

The soup is salty and fatty from the ham and bacon and is overloaded with protein from the two types of pork and the beans. This soup was better after the first day. I didn’t add extra salt since there are so many salty ingredients in this soup. Because of this, the soup wasn’t well seasoned on the first day but afterwards, as the meat had time to infuse the broth, and it was the perfect amount of salt. We both loved this soup and it is being added to the “Make Again” list.

The recipe calls for corn bread croutons which I didn’t make since I am not the biggest fan of cornbread (sacriledge I know) but I have left the instructions for them in the recipe.

Recipe is below the cut! Happy munching!

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November 19th’s soup: Goulash


IMG_4861 This is hearty, and warm soup with a hint of spice that warms my Eastern-European soul. The meat is tender and falls apart. The vegetables retain a bit of crunch, but are still delicate enough to be sliced with a spoon. The best part of this soup is how the longer it sits, the more intense and combined the flavours become. The meat becomes more and more infused with flavours and the whole soup becomes so much more cohesive, the flavours becoming more combined but still distinct.

This soup is simple but intense, filling and full of flavour. Recipe is below the cut!

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Sweet Potato-Corn Chowder with Avocado

October 15th’s soup: Sweet Potato-Corn Chowder with Avocado

IMG_4968Photo Credit: Williams-Sonoma Soup of the Day

I made this soup a few weeks ago for my sister Liz. It was picked because the photo looked too tasty to pass up but unfortunately, the soup did not deliver as much as we had hoped. It had much less sweet potato than I was looking for and the photo made it seem like there was tomatoes in the soup, even though the ingredient list told otherwise.

The recipe calls to puree the soup (which I did) which makes it a chowder, but the photo does not look like a thick, filing chowder.

This soup taught me that I like corn chowder but this one is not for me. I liked it but did not love it so I would not make it again. Recipe is below the cut if you would like to give it a try.

Happy munching!

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