Hello beautiful people and welcome to my blog. Hope you’re having a good week so far, staying warm and cosy for those in colder countries and others enjoying the sunshine and sipping summer drinks.
As the weather is getting colder, comfort food is a must. So today I will be sharing some of my favourite recipes fit for the winter.
Some of these I’ve tried and others I will be trying, so with that being said..
1. French onions soup
A soup mainly made of meat stock and onions.. topped with either croutons or a roasted piece of bread and melted cheese.
I love a good cheesy french onion soup.. although I am not a fan of onions in general, I can deal with this delicious meal. French onion soup is so delicious, especially when done right. I tried making it last year at home and it was a success. I will definitely be making it again this year.
2. Chicken Soup
The famous chicken soup. I mean chicken soup isn’t only the perfect blend for a cold day but also helps for the days when you’ve caught a cold. Which makes me think.. what is it about chicken soup and healing a cold?
Anyways that’s beside the point.. chicken soup is delicious. Made from chicken ofcourse and a variety of ingredients, it could simply be a combination of carrots, garlic, leeks, onions and herbs or some people add pasta,noodles or even rice to it. As long as the main component is chicken everything else is just extra flavour.
3. Potato, leek and onion soup
I also made this last winter and I loved it. The combination is so simple but so delicious. These three ingredient topped with some herbs, cream , and if you’re brave a little chilli is the perfect soup for a cold day.
I only started making chicken stew not too long ago. I normally prefer roasting chicken but the day I made my first chicken stew. I have to say I was extremely proud, and believe me I made it a few more times after that. The way I made mine was combining some vegetables I had to use up, together with chicken and spices, tomato paste and let it boil together and voila. Ofcourse that’s a brief recipe but I served it with some basmati rice on the side and even had some leftovers for the next two days.
Same goes for the beef stew, a blend of vegetables and beef with a side of rice or even pasta could work. Whatever works best for you.
5. Pumpkin soup
I have never made it and hopefully one day I will. I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin but the day I tried pumpkin soup I was converted. Now I stopped at pumpkin soup because baby steps but pumpkin soup made right is so comforting and full of flavour.
That’s all I have for now, I will be sharing more as I find them. I hope I was able to give you some ideas of what to try out this winter. Let me know in the comments other comfort foods you love to have during this time.