Hearty Winter Soup

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Hello Cozy People.

Today I’m writing about winter.

I love it. I love the refreshing feeling of stepping outside and feeling chilly air on your face in in your lungs. I love watching fluffy white snowflakes drift down from the sky and settle gently on the ground. I love waking up in the morning to a white sky and a fresh layer of white on the earth. I love how bright winter nights are when white snow covers everything. I love getting cuddled up in my cozy home with Blankets & Tea ;););). As you can see, I really do love the winter. I have a feeling I had no choice in this matter, that’s what happens when you’re born and raised in the frigid Yukon of the Canadian North (to all you Americans, I basically lived in Alaska). I’m a hippie and in love with winter, it’s in my blood.

Yesterday was officially the first actual snow of the season. Where big fluffy flakes fell to the ground and made a beautiful white layer. My husband likes to say that it’s only the first official snowfall if the snow sticks to the ground. Well, we woke up this morning and snow was everywhere, yay! (though it’s mostly gone now :()  I can’t wait to head out to the mountains and all over Alberta to take beautiful pictures this winter.

So to celebrate the coziness of winter, yesterday for lunch I made a huge pot of delicious hearty soup. I think my favourite winter comfort food is going to quickly become this soup. Do you have a favourite winter comfort food? Please let me know below and I’ll try making it this winter!

Hearty Winter Soup

An easy hearty soup with spiral pasta, red beans, potatoes and lots of veggies

|     Prep Time: 10 minutes     |     Cook Time: 30-40 minutes     |     Total Time: 40-50 minutes     |

Serves 6-8



Ingredients

3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
6-8 cups water
1 cup uncooked spiral pasta (macaroni or shells work as well)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 large potato (peeled and chopped)
2 cups spinach (or frozen equivalent)
3/4 cup chopped carrots
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup cream

Directions

Step 1. Add a splash of oil into a large pot and turn the heat on medium. Add your garlic and heat for 3 minutes.

Step 2. Add your water and turn the heat to high. When the water is boiling add all of your ingredients except the cream and let it return to a boil. When it boils, turn down the heat to medium-low, put the lid on partially, and let the pot simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Step 3. Add the cream and let the pot simmer for another five minutes, making sure that it doesn’t boil (or your milk will separate and look weird).

Grab a few slices of buttered bread, and enjoy eating your hearty soup my friends!

♥ A ♥

Comments 8

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      Thank you so much for the nomination! I’m going to be making a post about this in the next few days! Also, I’m so glad I came across your blog, you are so sweet!

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      Ohh I love it! That sounds perfect for chilly winter days. Do you often make jams and jellies? I’ve never tried before but they look as though they take so much patience and skill! I have to say, you’re making me crave french toast the way my dad makes it! Fluffy, buttery and sprinkled with icing sugar. I think I’ll have to make it one weekend and share the recipe!

  1. Hello there!!
    We make jellies/jams when winter comes. Jellies and jams are so delicious. I love eating them 😀 😀
    Oooohh yeah make some… I’m going to very happy to read about that on your blog.
    p.s. Thanks a lot for your reply 🙂 🙂

  2. this soup looks delicious! 🙂 my favorite comfort food in the winter time is gnocchi (specifically sweet potato gnocchi from trader joe’s) or really any pasta dish. also, hot tea … just writing this is making me look forward to wintertime, haha.

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      A fan of winter, you are my kind of person! The comfort food and hot drinks that come along with chilly winter days are the best! Mmm I’ve only had gnocchi once, and that was in Italy. I’d love to try it again but I’m afraid it won’t live up! Sounds amazing on a chilly day though! Thanks for keeping in touch!

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