RECIPES | 3 WINTER SOUPS TO KEEP YOU WARM AND COZY - Chelf
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RECIPES | 3 WINTER SOUPS TO KEEP YOU WARM AND COZY

RECIPES | 3 WINTER SOUPS TO KEEP YOU WARM AND COZY

1 TUSCAN TOMATO TORTELLINI SOUP

I’ve been making a variation of this soup for years. It begun as a means to comfort my cravings for England where I used to blissfully eat tons of tomato soup. Then the mediterranean element kicked in during a long summer in Greece when we had an abundance of juicy, ripe tomatoes and somewhere in between we must have had a handful of homemade left over tortellini which we didn’t want to go to waste..

HOW TO:

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions, garlic,  potatoes and carrots in the olive oil over medium heat until soft and golden.
  2. Add the wine to layer the flavours and enrich the taste or skip that part if you prefer and go in with the  tomatoes and veggie stock. Add the salt, pepper, dried basil/oregano/spices of your choice.Simmer.
  3. Puree the soup in a blender, then pour back into the saucepan and simmer again for a while until the desired consistency is achieved.

Serve and add the tortellini. If you are using store-bought tortellini, that’s fine I bet they are delicious! If you are in the mood to take it to the next level and make your own vegan pasta here’s my favourite homemade pasta recipe borrowed from the iconic Vegan Sandra:

 

2 CAULIFLOWER CHOWDER

A great transitional recipe for those who are going vegan. (big hug to you). The potatoes and the splash of plant milk keep it creamy and give it some heft,but it’s also light and makes a great mid-week dinner.

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in the cauliflower and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until barely crisp-tender.

Whisk in the flour until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in the broth and vegan milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until the cauliflower is tender. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

When the weather gets awfully cold I like to add some chilly as well to my bowl, but that’s just a matter of personal preference.

3 Leek Celery & Spinach.

A lovely way to welcome the leeks when the season hits, or to put your frozen spinach and celery to good use. Toasted warm bread and humus will make a nice accompaniment to this one, on a very cold winter night..

  1. Heat the oil in a pot over a medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and cook until the leeks are soft but not brown.
  2. Add the celery,and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes. Add the spinach and parsley and take off the heat as you want them to retain their bright green colour.
  3. Blend the mixture to a smooth consistency using a hand blender. Add nutmeg and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls with a dollop of coconut cream, or a simple drizzle of olive oil.

Please feel free to leave your comments below, let me know what you think, what your favorite soups are and don’t forget to tag me with your recreations on instagram or facebook. I would love to check out your culinary endeavours!

39 Comments
  • Emily
    Posted at 10:45h, 11 February Reply

    Oh my goodness you blog is gorgeous and the recipes sound great! I can’t wait to try the spinach and celery one-what a perfect way to get in greens!

    Emily x

    http://Www.isobellejane.com

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 12:17h, 11 February Reply

      Hey Emily! Thank you so much! I hope you’ll try out and love it!

  • Saidah
    Posted at 13:57h, 11 February Reply

    I love all of these ideas. I’m a big time soup eater but often run out of ideas. The cauliflower soup sounds like one I want to make soon.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:19h, 11 February Reply

      Let us know how it turned out!

  • Deanna
    Posted at 14:33h, 11 February Reply

    These sound good! I love the variation of the soups!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:20h, 11 February Reply

      Simple, unpretentious but still interesting Deanna! Variation is key when it comes to healthy eating!

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
    Posted at 16:15h, 11 February Reply

    All of the soups look delicious. Can’t wait to try theTuscan Tomato Tortellini Soup. I’ve never tried making it homemade.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:18h, 11 February Reply

      Hey Tash! I’m sure you’ll love this one!

  • Diana
    Posted at 05:43h, 12 February Reply

    I love all of these ideas. Can’t wait to try theTuscan Tomato Tortellini Soup.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:20h, 12 February Reply

      I hope that you do Diana!

  • J. Shan'Trice - Fashionaire She
    Posted at 12:39h, 12 February Reply

    These soups look and sound so tasty, especially the Tuscan Tomato soup. I can’t wait until l try these recipes myself. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:20h, 12 February Reply

      Hey there! Please tag me I would LOVE to see your recreations!

  • Lexxie Gray
    Posted at 13:17h, 12 February Reply

    That tomato soup looks delightful! And I absolutely love the layout of this post!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:19h, 12 February Reply

      thank you Lexxie! The tomato soup was amazing indeed! The ultimate comfort food.

  • Joleisa
    Posted at 13:22h, 12 February Reply

    I love all of these. Although I can’t taste it, I can tell that they are gorgeous! And I love the staging and photography too.

  • Louise
    Posted at 13:23h, 12 February Reply

    These all look great and quite easy to make! X

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:28h, 12 February Reply

      They are! Perfect for meal-preping as well!

  • Maria
    Posted at 13:24h, 12 February Reply

    I have to make the cauliflower chowder! I really like cauliflower and as I was reading the recipe I kept saying to myself “this actually sounds pretty good”!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:27h, 12 February Reply

      Yay! happy to provide the foodspo!

  • Dena Scroggins
    Posted at 13:24h, 12 February Reply

    All of the soups sounds irresistibly delicious but that tortellini sounds to die for. I can imagine sitting at home on a chilly day eating that while enjoying the view through my slider. Heavenly!!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 13:26h, 12 February Reply

      My idea of heaven as well 😉

  • J.C
    Posted at 13:42h, 12 February Reply

    It was a wonderful surprise to find your blog. You have unbelievable recipes and a gorgeous website . Congratulations!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:06h, 12 February Reply

      hey there! thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Nina | Lemons and Luggage
    Posted at 14:33h, 12 February Reply

    Ooooh, I’m always looking for new vegan recipes, and soups are perfect during this season! Thanks for sharing!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:07h, 12 February Reply

      thank you for stopping by!

  • Rae
    Posted at 14:36h, 12 February Reply

    All of these soups sound incredible. There is nothing better than soup during the winter months!

    Rae | YEOJA Magazine

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 16:07h, 12 February Reply

      very true!

  • Kusum
    Posted at 04:27h, 13 February Reply

    Soups are my favorite to have when it is winter! I would love to make that celery and spinach soup, yummy!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Sunrita
    Posted at 06:09h, 13 February Reply

    Soups are a Bapua evils favorite. Love a good old gingery sweet corn too!

  • lau
    Posted at 16:01h, 13 February Reply

    these are so nice!! have to try them

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com/2018/02/a-push-over-wedge.html

  • jessica
    Posted at 16:03h, 13 February Reply

    these each look so creative and i’ve just been getting interested in soups this winter, thanks for sharing!

  • Emily
    Posted at 16:06h, 13 February Reply

    These all look delicious! Especially that tortellini soup!!

  • Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    Posted at 17:31h, 15 February Reply

    These look wonderful. A healthy warming soup is amazing on yucky winter days.

  • Karen
    Posted at 18:13h, 17 February Reply

    That leek and spinach soup sounds sooo delicious. I’ll be adding it to the meal plan for the coming week.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 10:39h, 18 February Reply

      Let us know how it turned out !

  • Nora
    Posted at 07:34h, 18 February Reply

    Yum! I love how colorful the soups are and you’re photography is also very beautiful, the rustic style in beautiful. The recipes also sound very tasty, thank you for sharing them. 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 10:39h, 18 February Reply

      Thank you so much Nora!

  • Lana
    Posted at 12:32h, 18 February Reply

    These soups are perfect at this time of year. Would love to try out the tortellini soup … looks so filling and hearty. However, I don’t know if I would any good at making the tortellinis. haha

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr
      Posted at 12:51h, 18 February Reply

      Hey Lana! Store bought pasta would work great as well!

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