I never counted soups as an integral part of lunches/dinners. This was something I have had whenever I dined out or was traveling or as an evening snack with bread sticks/croutons prepared by my mother when it was cold outside. For me, it was just too much of an effort since it can’t be counted as a main food and still needs to be accompanied with one! So I mostly skipped them.
Apoorv had some Knorr soup packets at home for almost an year (they have really long expiry dates!). When I saw them sitting in the kitchen cabinet, I immediately wanted to get rid/consume them (I hate wasting food) and hence I did prepare them…and liked them as well. It was during winter times and soup was more than welcome for me. I liked only one of the varieties and the other one was a mix of bland and non creamy for me. I tweaked the other one to my taste. Long after that, when we were traveling during one of our longish flights, I was avoiding all kinds of food feeling a little nauseated or may be sleepless or a mix of the two. However, I couldn’t resist the powerful aroma of one of the soups being served there. I had that and I immediately felt like home and so much better! That was during the return journey and I had Apoorv’s birthday coming up soon after. It immediately got registered in the menu (although I had no clue of the recipe but I was open to that experimentation!).
Well, that was the day and it is today, I like having homemade soups now and then. Be it for its versatility, taste, the comforting feel, or plain nutrition, it’s always welcome in myy diet for the family. I like having ot prepared for at least two meals and I love experimenting with it every time I try a recipe (same or different) as they are so forgiving.
Here are some of my favorites!
- Butternut Squash soup
- Thai Chicken curry soup
- Sweet & sour soup
- Tomato Soup
- Comforting Quinoa Soup
- and list will be updated pretty soon enough!