Love your Kitchen: A Soup For Every Season

In Soup, Tips by Mandi Flake1 Comment

This is Day 20 of our #Write31Days series focusing on Learning to Love Your Kitchen. If you would like to see all the posts from this series, head over to Day 1 for links to everything.

Today I would like to encourage you to think about what you cook when… Seasonal cooking can seem intimidating and frustrating, but in theory it should be the most natural thing possible. Seasonal products are not only better, but cheaper, and better for the environment and your body. I promise I’ll get off my soap box now, I just want to share why I think it is a great plan to head into the year with an idea of what you would like to make when, so that when hunger strikes, you have a game plan. One easy way to have that seasonal game plan at hand is to have A Soup For Every Season.

Soup for the Season

If you need some help knowing what produce is in season, I recommend checking out these resources:

As for my soups for each season, here are a few I love:

During fall squash reigns supreme, so anything pumpkin or butternut would be lovely, and I think the Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe is genius!

In the winter I like to make stews to warm me up, so this Beef Stew with Root Vegetables is a go-to.

In spring there are SO many options, really anything with asparagus or peas is always a good choice, but I think this Spicy Avocado-Cucmber Soup over at Food & Wine sounds extra delicious.

Throughout summer I love using fresh tomatoes to make Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup on the stovetop. Another option if my favorite seems too warm for you, go with a good gazpacho!