How to Make Your Own Homemade Soups

Feb 14, 2012
E. Brandy

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Making homemade soups is perfect to warm us in winter. Homemade soups are also a good way to enjoy seasonal vegetables. So why not prepare some healthy homemade soup for the whole family right now, it’s so easy and so good!

Did you ever made a homemade soup from scratch?

Contrary to what one might think, making a good homemade soup is nothing complicated. For sure making homemade soups will take a little longer than warming a ready-made soup from your local grocery store, but at least you’ll know exactly what’s inside your soup and you can adjust it to your taste.

Here I want to share some tips and views about making your own soup and I hope it will trigger your curiosity.

But, do you still wonder why I suddenly hammer with this “soup” thing? Here are some good reasons:

  • It’s a fact that we tend to spend less and less time in the kitchen. Making soup is a very simple process where you really cannot fail. So you can concentrate yourself on finding ingredients you like and refining your spice mix without stress.
  • Soup is healthy. Period.
  • Soup is easy when it comes to involve your children to help you cook.
  • It’s cost effective. Soup allows you to recycle your leftovers from the day before. (Here’s some points how to do it).
  • There’s no stress to have about soup: if it’s not great at first shot, you’ll always find a good way to improve it later.

Well I guess these reasons are enough for you to start  cooking some Delicious Homemade Soup right?

Let me introduce some tips before you run in your kitchen:

Seasonal vegetable are best for homemade soups

Firstly, preferably choose seasonal vegetables such as pumpkin, carrots or turnips in winter and rather tomatoes and zucchini in summer.

Once the vegetables chosen, they are finely cut for fast cooking, then they are covered with water.

Attention to the dosage: if you put water just to cover your vegetables, your soup will be rather thick, but if you put a lot more then it will be more liquid.

Then you can flavor it with cube stock (chicken, vegetables, herbs …) to give a more personal touch. If, like me, you prefer more authenticity: go check this vegetable broth recipe and also this chicken stock recipe as it might certainly inspire you for later.

If you are not fond of stocks, you can use spices. You can also fry your vegetables (garlic or chopped onion work great) just before adding water. Do not forget a little salt.

Finally, if you want a creamy soup, you can, just to mix, add some cream, cream cheese or a bit of evaporated milk. You’ll see that your blender will become you best friend.

You’ll quickly see that all this will take less than 30 minutes between the preparation and cooking.

If you still need more reasons to go and start cooking some soup, check this post I wrote a few time ago about why making your own homemade soup is important or simply grab a recipe from our soup recipe collection and give it a try.

And remember, don’t stress about soup: if it’s not great at first, you’ll always find a way to improve it later!

So what are  your secrets to Make Delicious Homemade Soup?

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