FRIDAY 5: Soup-ah

Your Weekly Dose of Eye Candy from Our Friends at Instagram

The weather has turned again. Winter elbowed Spring back into the line of waiting seasons and said, "Not yet, sister, it’s still my turn." Oh well, it’s only January. And January…and February…mean soup. And we love soup. Here are some gorgeous, tasteful ones that are sure to soothe your soul and cure what ails you.

Who is it?@thechalkboardmag

One of our favorite online magazines, The Chalkboard is "A Guide to Living Well." It’s filled with healthy, simple recipes, natural beauty products, thoughtful self-care and more.

Why we love it?

You’ve got to start somewhere. And what a beautiful way to start. Broth and stocks are the foundation of many soups. This one is filled with an array of brilliantly colored veggies that are packed with nutrients. You can learn to make this one, or 2 other "clean" stocks and broths on The Chalkboard.

Who is it?@dishingouthealth

Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, and assistant nutrition editor @cookinglight. We could seriously dive right into her Instagram page and eat everything on it.

Why we love it?

Well, it’s carrot and lemongrass soup. What an interesting combination. We love her description: "it’s wildly simple and makes root vegetables feel downright swanky." Almost too pretty to eat. You can find the recipe here.

Who is it?@thefirstmessLaura Wright is the founder of The First Mess blog. She went to culinary school, but learned more just being out in the world. She’s been covered in a bazillion magazines, including The Huffington Post, SAVEUR, Epicurious, GOOP, the Food & Wine Blog, The Washington Post, America‚Äôs Test Kitchen, The Guardian, The Kitchn, Food 52, A Cup of Jo, The Food Network Blog, Greatist, and mindbodygreen.

Why we love it?

Creamy white bean soup with kale, rosemary & lemon — our mouths are watering. Sounds perfect with a fresh baguette, sliced pears or apples, and a crisp sauvignon blanc. Want the recipe? Here you go. And while you’re there, check out all her beautiful pictures of food.

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Who is it? @pamelasalzman

Ahhh, Pamela Salzman [insert raising hands emoji here]. Our new girl crush. It’s so fun to watch her cook on her Instagram Stories. She’s so real and her recipes make us hopeful that we can put some beautiful, delicious, healthy meals on the table. We just got her cookbook, "Kitchen Matters!". It’s been our bedtime reading. And we’re not getting any sleep.

Why we love it?

A brothy, flavorful fish stew with lots of veggies. It’s so adaptable to any kind of seafood you love. This one includes cod, but you could make it with shrimp, scallops, clams or another white fish. Add a sourdough country loaf, a light field green salad and you have a perfect meal on a blustery winter night. Get the recipe here.

Who is it?@smittenkitchen The brief description cracks us up: "Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City" because we’ve been there, done that. And the fact that she dishes this stuff up under those conditions makes our jaws drop. Her name is Deb Perelman and she likes bourbon, artichokes, french fries, things that taste like burnt sugar and baked goods with funny names. She lives in the East Village with her husband and two kids.

Why we love it?

This is spiced winter vegetable soup. And to us, it’s the perfect first course. Deb shows it here with "a buttery, herbed broiled gruyere mega-crouton." Yum.


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