Fall Soups

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With a sustained chill in the air, leaves on the lawn, and the shift to shorter days, we’re craving soups. Read on for a round-up of our fall soup recipes and a short list of our favorite soup-making gadgets.

Soup Roundup

Having grown-up with a mom that was known for her soup-making, we are well versed in the variety of soups, stews, and chilis out there. Honestly, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

The benefit of eating so much soup for dinner is that we can turn almost anything in the fridge into a steaming bowl of nutritious delicious-ness. Here we’re sharing a great round up that includes vegetarian, meat-based, and seafood-based soups. There’s spicy and savory options. Creamy and clear broths, blended and chunky. What more could you want?

Pumpkin Curry

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Cauliflower Soup

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Creamy Chicken Soup

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Roasted Root & Squash Soup

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Pumpkin Chili

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Squash Soup with Citrus

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Crab Chowder

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Three Sisters Stew

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Favorite Soup Gadgets

As with any craft, having quality tools isn’t necessarily a necessity… BUT it can make the work more enjoyable. Here are some of our favorites, both because of looks and performance.

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  1. immersion blender – I’ve had this immersion blender “kit” for 6+ years and it’s never let me down. I use it almost weekly for either blending soups or making pestos, sauces, and dressings using the tiny food processor (not pictured). We’ve read reviews that the design may have changed slightly over the years, so I can’t comment on that, but I can say that my old model is still going strong.
  2.  enameled cast iron soup pot – I have this exact pot in a couple of sizes and love it. The quality can’t be beat. It’s heavy, as all cast-iron is, but that helps to create a nice and even heat. And, this is a great multi-purpose pot. It is ovenproof and can be used for roasts.
  3. dino ladel – every kitchen needs a bit of unexpected whimsy.
  4. soup thermos – even though my days are spent at the playground and not the office, I’m still packing lunches, and I love being able to pack up some nutritious soup on chilly days (because any day can be a park day!).
  5. soup and sandwich – seriously, with how much we eat soup, this bowl and plate combo gets plenty of use. Sure, it can be used for the expected tomato soup and grilled cheese, but what about chili and cornbread? Or oyster crackers next to your chowder? Side salad and stew? Don’t make me go on.
  6. silicone trivets – beautiful, useful, and would make a cute gift for your soup-making mama.
  7. microplane zester – I bought one of these and immediately ditched my annoying garlic press. These zesters are awesome for zesting citrus. But these are also perfect for grating fresh ginger and garlic. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t take up much space in my drawer. <3

What do you think? Do you have any favorite tools that didn’t make our list? Any favorite soup recipes that we need to know about? Don’t stew on it, let us know in the comments. 😉

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