I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially feeling better. I know this mostly because the thought of making dinner is not sending me into fits of despair punctuated with gagging (sorry). Indeed, in the past week there have been moments when I’ve actually found myself wanting to cook instead of just getting an intense craving for certain foods and then whimpering about it.
One of the first things I made was the vegetarian split pea soup that Heidi Swanson recently shared. It’s the simplest soup and such a blessing for busy weeknights. Though weeknight or no, I’m a fan of anything that can be made in one pot then halved and stashed in the freezer to be thawed out later in the month when the mood for making dinner has waned and the need for a quick dinner is great. I made the soup a bit thick so it would be easier for young kids to spoon without trouble. We loaded our bowls with the recommended toppings and dipped hunks of torn baguette into the hot soup.
In case anyone is needing inspiration, below are some of my favorite soups and stews from my own archive. All of them are vegetarian and some of them are vegan, or else easily made so. They’re quick to make, with very little active cooking time and few ingredients. Better still, they’re cheap, nourishing, and maybe just exactly what you need on this first day of October.
If you have favorites of your own to share, please do! Never enough soup!
For the curious:
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