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Soups and Stews for Busy Work Day Meals

By January 9, 2013

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Soups and stews are my favorite foods during cold weather. There is something very comforting and complete about a steaming bowl of soup, especially when we are moving in and out of the cold. We can add grains and chopped, steamed greens to a bowl of soup and have a one-dish meal that can be eaten with a spoon.

When time is short and I know I have a busy week coming up, I often make large pots of soup. One is usually bean based, and the other made of whatever vegetable I'm inspired by that day. Bean soups can double as stew when they are served over grains, with steamed, roasted or sautéed veggies on the side. The personality of a pureed soup changes with the addition of chopped greens or chunks of vegetables. The idea is that you can create several days worth of meals from two bases, and not be bored. Curried Yellow Pea Soup and Southwestern Bean and Corn Stew are two hearty soups that really lend themselves to serving double dutynull.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup, and Wild Mushroom Soup are all hearty, filling and warming to our bodies on a cold day.

Comments

January 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
(1) Dan says:

Have been using Macrobiotic foods for a few years now. Really like looking for new recipes, and a variety of simple, but well chosen nutritious foods. I am alway’s surprised-at the- burst of flavors at the dinners we have in the Orlando area..

January 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm
(2) macrobiotic says:

Hi Dan,
Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to recommend any food resources in your are I’d welcome them. I’d like to build a nationwide resource for people living with whole foods!
Jen
Your Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking

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