We are in the dead of winter and sometimes all you can do (besides dreaming of warmer afternoons at the pool) is fake it till you make it. There is comfort in wrapping yourself up in your favorite sweater and making yourself some yummy soup from scratch to warm your insides. Growing up in Florida in our Jewish-Spanish kitchen, I was not taught any homemade soup recipes. Maybe because you couldn’t have paid my picky eater self to try Matzoh Ball Soup and any Spanish soups mi Abuela would have made are long gone from my mother’s memory.
I didn’t make my first homemade soup until my early 20s and even then it was a very basic chicken noodle soup. I definitely feel deprived growing up of this and now that I live in England and I see a lot more colder days than I do warmer, I have been trying every 2 weeks to make one.
Here are a few of my favorite homemade soup recipes. Some I have tried, some that are on my list. I am determined to try to make Matzoh Ball Soup this year, the ultimate Jewish penicillin.
- Turmeric Tomato Detox the magic of turmeric
- Sausage and Kale Soup hearty and healthy
- Peruvian Estafado Stew I had to put a Peruvian dish in there!
- White Beans & Kale Lemony Soup (featured image)
- Fisherman’s Soup this is a really nice take on a fish stew
- Pumpkin Chili Made this so many times already
- Chicken & Wild Rice A classic
- Mrs. Garcia’s Black Bean Soup hands down my favorite, just like the stuff I get in Miami
- Colombian Chicken Sancocho another Latin stew. Prepare yourself for the mix of yuca and plantains. So good.
- Tom Ka Vegan Soup yum yum
- Oktoberfest Lager Stew that is great for all year
- Broccoli & Cheese just like Panera
- Udon Soup with Poached Egg a staple in my house
- Winter Minestrone Throw everything into this
- French Farmhouse Soup Rustic Delight
- Matzoh-Ball Soup Jewish penicillin!
- Vegan Lentil Soup Tasty Lentil dish
- Cauliflower Roasted Pepper I like the mix of flavors here
- Sweet Potato & Basil Soup Diana’s favorite
- Creamy White Chicken Chili No need to do a boring chili every again!