Winter squash makes a fantastic soup – feel free to swap acorn, Hubbard, or even pumpkin for the butternut; maple syrup and apple bring out its sweetness, and using curry powder or sage will change its flavour profile depending on your mood.
Is there a more classic lunch combination than tomato soup with grilled cheese? Here, roasted tomatoes are turned into a flavourful soup, topped with gooey open-faced cheese toasts that act as lids; alternatively, melt and serve them alongside the soup.
Though the aroma of a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove is always enticing, it can be intimidating for many cooks to prepare. But homemade soups need not eat up hours of kitchen time. In fact, they don’t even require much in the way of culinary know-how. There are plenty of shortcuts to get them on your table so your family can reap an assortment of health benefits.
This bowl of bakes potato soup makes a perfect snack or a satisfying meal.
Cured sausage flavours the whole pot of lentil and barley soup.
Wintery butternut squash soup, sweetened with maple syrup and a pear, is perfect for festive gatherings or weeknight meals, and is ideal for sipping from a mug après-ski, or when doing homework.
If you have leftover ham in your fridge, here's a delicious way to use it up - even a small amount goes a long way to add flavour to a pot of soup, and goes so well with potatoes and cheddar.
Curries make great fridge cleaners – they can be made using any number of ingredients, from meat to veggies to seafood.
Not only is a hearty Irish stew perfectly simple to put together, it's satisfying to have the house warmed with the aroma of something delicious simmering when it's cold outside, and it tastes divine.
Carrots, sweet potato and orange juice provide a triple whammy of vitamin C, while lentils boost fibre and protein.