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Comfort Soups for Winter!

Comfort food can mean a family favorite that mom used to make, like grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade chicken or tomato soup. For some people it’s a liberal helping of yummy carbs like mac ‘n’ cheese, scalloped potatoes or simple spaghetti and meat sauce.

In the spirit of new beginnings and healthy resolutions, we’re bringing you loads of comfort soup ideas that don’t require a extra fitness workout, plus one or two guilty pleasures (that you can simply ignore if they niggle your conscience!).

And when you don’t feel like cooking, now that soup is on the menu at 24 Carrot Bistro, you don’t have to lift a finger to fill your belly with a bowl of yum. Just travel the five minutes to this amazing downtown Erie eatery (on Briggs Street) and round up a few servings!

Jamie and Martha

Jamie Oliver is that culinary star from the UK who starts restaurants and charms audiences on cooking shows like The Naked Chef – a reference to his stripped-down recipes with an English twist. Jamie uses basic ingredients that require a minimum of effort so his recipe for Apple-Celeriac Soup, combining  the sweetness of apples and savory sage is the perfect hearty soup for cold-weather and minimalist cooks!

Jamie has 14 sensational soup recipes to keep you warm this winter, including Garlicky Lentil Soup (which calls for bacon — you can add it or not!) and Scotch Broth with Vegetables (which calls for optional Scotch whiskey).

Quick and easy Martha Stewart recipes? Bet you never thought you’d hear those words and her name in the same sentence! Martha has six delicious soup recipes; from Curried Shrimp and Noodle to Shortcut Italian Soup that are quick — for Martha – taking about 30-40 minutes to prep and cook.

Swanky Vegetable Soups

Bon Appétit offers up a Tomato and Cannellini Soup with chard that’s actually better leftover than it is right off your stovetop, and a Carrot-Coconut Soup with Thai-style chili sauce, if you’re palate can take the heat. With 45 more options on its winter soup recipe pages, there are options for both vegans and meat-eaters here.

Food & Wine delivers on healthy, hearty tip, offering a beef stew with dill, carrots, peas and spinach, and a chickpea and Swiss chard chili. Both are a little out of the ordinary and spoon-slurpin’ good.

Slow Cooker Comfort

If you haven’t ever visited 365 Days of Slow Cooking, you might want to give it a look. Blogger Karen posts nothing but slow cooker and “instant pot” recipes for busy people who like to eat good food. Karen’s Minestrone (with ground turkey) and Buffalo Chicken Chili with tangy bleu cheese, are a balance of mild and spicy.

For more slow-cooker soups, stews and chilis, check out Genius Kitchen’s 30 slow-cooker recipes sure to hit the spot this winter. From Clam Chowder and Gumbo to Lamb and Barley Stew, there are 40 recipes here with kitchen-sink ingredients thrown in for flavor and appeal.

Cheese is Not a Food Group!

If you’re pursuing paleo or some other non-dairy diet, you might skip these cheesy soups that stick to your ribs – and some other places! For a rich French Onion Soup (with mozzarella and parmesan) or Cheesy Ham Chowder with cheddar, you’ll want to check out that sage of the South, a Taste of Home
. You’ll see 30 soup recipes for the season including healthy and hearty Northwoods Beef Stew and tasty Sausage Kale Soup.

Comfort in Colliers Hill!

Comfort is built into the new homes that make up the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, where home buyers find living spaces to match their lifestyles. Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes offer more up-to-date designs, options and convenience than other communities in northwest Denver. Come explore the 10 spectacular models and find your comfort zone, priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.