A few months ago, I answered a call for guest bloggers from The Ranting Chef. His posts are prolific, entertaining and always inspiring when I’m looking for a new recipe idea or a twist on a familiar idea. I’m so happy he accepted my post and published it today. :)
In the post-Holiday winter months, my food choices always lean towards soups that are hearty, nutritious, comforting and budget-friendly. It might be due to the over-indulgence of food and wallet over the Christmas holidays; but regardless, it’s a great time to make soups to warm both the house and soul.
I stock my kitchen pantry with a variety of items that I can put together for a soup at a moment’s notice: canned beans, canned tomatoes, frozen stocks, dried pastas and grains. During times when I have more vegetables languishing in the produce drawer than I have time to cook them, I dice them up and keep them in freezer bags. That way, I’ve got pre-chopped veggies…
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