winter soup

bluebirdbaby is a blog I read regularly, Erin is the author and a few days ago I was reading through her blog when I came accross a soup recipe but didn’t think too much more about it at the time. However, only a couple of days later Sal came down with a pretty bad cold and this soup emidiatly came to mind. I went out to the market, collected the ingredients we were missing and surprisingly it was a very quick soup to whip up and delishious too. This is definately becoming a winter staple in our home, thank you Erin! Bellow is the soup recipe from Erin’s blog which again can be found here .

Nourshing Soup for Winter Days ::

  • 10-12 cps broth (we used chicken)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 medium leek, sliced and chopped
  • 1 head garlic, minced (yes…one WHOLE head. it’s good for ya!)
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced and halved
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed (we used 4)
  • 1.5 cup peas
  • 1.5 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 lb ground chicken, cooked (we used some grilled chicken from the night before)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. I think butter makes everything taste better, so I heated a half stick of butter in the bottom of a soup pot. When that is hot, add leeks. Cook until tender.
  2. Add minced garlic to leeks and stir. Do not let brown.
  3. Add broth, bay leaf, carrots and potatoes. Let boil, then simmer until all are tender.
  4. While the soup is cooking, cook the chicken in a frying pan. (We already had grilled chicken from the night before and so simply used that).
  5. When the veggies in the soup are tender, add chicken, peas, white beans, and thyme.
  6. Simmer for another 20 minutes or so.
  7. Serve with fresh bread.


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