This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add some veggies to your family’s meal plan. And during those long winter months, what could be better–or easier–than popping open a can or two of fresh garden goodness, heating it in a pot with a few other ingredients and serving it to your family for dinner?Read More
Winter is a great time for soup, don’t you think? I love to make soup, and I love to use homemade bone broth to make it. Bone broth is so amazingly nourishing!
Here’s the thing, though: most hearty soups call for meat or beans or something that must be prepared before adding it to the soup. (The meat at my house is either in the freezer–raw, or is leftover from a meal I’ve prepared. We try to avoid canned beans, so I soak and cook most of our beans.)
What if there was a recipe for a soup that is:
- made with real food
- quick and easy to prepare
Homemade bone broth is a superfood. Making your own broth is one of the easiest, least expensive and most nutritious ways to boost your Real Food intake.
Have you tried it? The process might seem a bit intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it it’s really not a big deal.
This White Chicken Chili was a huge hit with my entire family. Little Brother actually stopped, mid-bite, and declared “Nan-oo, Mommy, for making dis yummy soup. I weally wike it.”
And that’s saying a lot for soup. With green things floating in it, no less. And small pieces of red vegetables that might be peppers.
We enjoyed this soup for lunch on a cold, snowy day, and then both boys requested it again for dinner that same night. Success!
The seven-and-under crowd at my house does not share my enthusiasm for tomatoes. Older Brother will eat them willingly when they are a part of a larger whole, but Little Brother is quite opposed to eating tomatoes in any way, shape or form.
So at our house, this soup is known as Snowy Day Soup. At least, that’s what I called it when I spontaneously whipped it up and served it for lunch on Sunday during the Big Snow.
Slow Cooker Season
I use my crock pot pretty heavily all year long, but fall always seems to kick off the slow cooker season. Don’t you agree?
Here are a few favorite recipes just right for colder weather, many of them made in the crock pot…
Tortilla soup can be found on just about every restaurant menu back in the Lonestar State, which is where I learned to love it. It’s one of our very favorite soups, and below is our favorite version.Read More
This recipe for Hamburger Soup came from a good friend of mine.
Picture a young newlywed, literally scribbling down a recipe as fast as possible in a grocery store while learning about cuts of meat and such from an older married friend. Of course, she tweaked it a bit to fit her own needs and to meet Real Food standards.
Don’t you just love recipes that evolve like that?
Ham & Lentil Soup in the Crockpot is one of our new Yankee Homestead favorites, perfect for winter weather! Plus, it’s super-easy to make. Don’t you agree the crockpot is one of the Top Inventions of All Time?
- 1 cup dried lentils*
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- about 1½ cup diced, cooked ham
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 4 cups (32 oz) chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 8 tsp tomato sauce
Winter is the perfect time for soup! Plus, Homemade Chicken Broth is super-nourishing, helping to keep your family healthy during the cold and flu season.
- a few TB good lard, meat drippings or coconut oil
- about 1 lb celery, diced
- about 1 lb carrots, diced
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- about 8 cups Homemade Chicken Broth
- the equivalent of approx 3 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- about 2 TB fresh, chopped parsley
- unrefined sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 lb GF noodles (for Paleo, use zoodles or shredded zucchini)