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Celebrate National Soup Month

By Kate Rowe, January 10, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe

Did you know that January is National Soup Month?

What better time of year than now to dedicate a weekend afternoon to making a large pot of soup? You’ll have lunches and dinners for the week, plus leftovers for the freezer.

Here are some of our favorite soups for keeping warm, cozy and nourished all winter long!

What’s in your soup pot this month?

Category: Food & Recipes




Nancy says ...
I had a wonderful hambone and some leftover cubed ham, left from the holidays so I made a big pot of my Nonna's bean soup. It's been, my absolute favorite since I was a very young child and now it's a favorite of my family. This variation is fairly long and a bit more work than the average but, worth every moment.
01/10/2012 12:43:33 PM CST
Jacqueline McGann says ...
I didn't realize January was National Soup Month when I went shopping at WF last week. Bought all I needed to make Chicken Soup, Kale Soup and Hamburg Soup. All made, some in the freezer and some in the fridge. The Kale Soup went first, now the Hamburg Soup is almost gone. Did I mention, I also bought 2 of those nice Hearty Bagettes to go with the soup too.
01/10/2012 12:55:25 PM CST
lori bergin says ...
please post a good easy recipe for Tortilla soup!!!
01/10/2012 1:01:09 PM CST
Rhonda says ...
I made cabbage soup yesterday, also no knowing it was National Soup Month. Used tomatoes, onions & bell peppers that were in my freezer from our summer garden. Yummy! Can't wait to try a couple of the recipes in WWM site. Thanks for sharing them.
01/10/2012 1:13:16 PM CST
Joy says ...
I'm in the process of making a large pot of minestrone at this time. We love soups in this home!
01/10/2012 2:49:39 PM CST
Peg says ...
Sure hope there are some yummy vegan soup recipes.
01/10/2012 3:50:06 PM CST
Judy says ...
My husband and I love all kinds of soup in the winter. Vegetable beef is the first one I make, then on to lentil, turkey carcass, split pea with ham, tortilla soup and lots of others! I have enjoyed your recipes, always looking for new soup!
01/10/2012 5:32:04 PM CST
Sarah says ...
Tonight's dinner was beef, barley & lentil soup. I added stewed tomatoes, veggies, curry and coconut milk. I don't quite know how to describe it, but it was YUMMY!
01/10/2012 8:46:58 PM CST
Philly Grub says ...
So far I've made Lentil Veggie and Beef Barley! Thinking a mushroom based soup next week.
01/13/2012 11:03:13 AM CST
Lindsay says ...
Visited my local WFMarket today to stock up on all of the ingredients for spicy curry noodle soup! Perfect project for a three day weekend!
01/14/2012 7:21:29 PM CST
Pam says ...
I am making a vegan minestrone today. The family loves it with crusty Itakian bread. I also make butternut squash soup, also vegan. I make a very quick tortellini soup with vegetable broth too. It is vegetarian.
01/15/2012 2:02:58 AM CST
Dave Beaulieu says ...
Thanks for these recipes. I try to make soup a least a few times a months - generally a heathly vegetable soup. But I gotta say the king of soups has got to be French Onion Soup http://www.noreciperequired.com/recipe/french-onion-soup with the awesome broth covered in gooey cheese.
01/16/2012 10:42:24 AM CST
Janet says ...
The corn and kale soup (chowder?) with sweet potatoes and carrots is delicious. We have been enjoying a variety of WF soups from the hot bar this month. In fact I served a variety of soups and the pinwheel sandwiches for impromptu guests. Huge success. There are many vegetarian selections and the thick hearty soups do not necessarily have cream which is important for us cholesterol watchers. Thanks WF for soup month offerings.
01/17/2012 8:19:08 AM CST
Ebonee says ...
This month I've made chicken and brown rice soup, turkey soup (my fave), tomato and zucchini and a chicken and vegetable soup. My crock pot and I are getting reacquainted!
01/17/2012 8:18:40 PM CST
Slaton Carter says ...
Nice post, Kate! Thanks for sharing all these terrific recipes in one place. I'll definitely have to try the White Bean and Kale Soup, sans the chicken sausage perhaps. Love Soup by Anna Thomas is a terrific book for anyone wanting to dive into making delicious homemade vegetarian and vegan soups. It's truly a fantastic resource with tons of insightful tips. I've already spent hours in the kitchen with it this winter. I especially love her Minestrone Soup, which I recently reposted on my food blog here - http://onegoodrecipe.com/vegan-minestrone-soup. She's even got some super easy bread recipes for those looking to add a little heft to their meal. Note: I have not connection to Anna or her book whatsoever, just wanted to share! It goes without saying, of course, that all great soups start with great, fresh ingredients. Good thing I've got a Whole Foods Market right down the street from my house! Thanks, again, and here's the National Soup Month!
01/18/2012 11:34:44 AM CST
Anthony says ...
Can you provide your receipe for chipotle yuca chicken soup? Thanks
01/18/2012 5:15:48 PM CST
Lee Ann Aronson says ...
From the book about bees, "Plan Bee" a recipe for Honey Curried Sweet Potato Soup was very tasty! It will be in my soup pot more than once!
01/18/2012 9:31:37 PM CST
Dena says ...
I just can't wait till the new Glen Mills store opens it is so close to home.I can finally get back to eating healthy again. The soup recipes are just wonderful and hearty as well as inexpensive to make. None of the ingredients would break the bank, so important with the economy being what it is today.
01/19/2012 8:30:54 AM CST
Sharen Sammons says ...
I make a wide variety of different soups in the winter, I love to experiment and to try new recipes. I made one of my favorites a couple of days ago, it is a lentil-barley soup but contains carrots, onions, celery, and parsnips. Virtually all of my soups are vegan. I am a vegetarian but very rarely use dairy. My preference leans towards soups containing beans and lots of veggies.
01/19/2012 8:50:21 AM CST
Nancy says ...
Can't wait to try the white bean & kale soup. In the fall I make beans & greens often. This will be a great variation. Of course I add whatever I have on hand to the greens & beans, such as cheese rinds, various cheese, potatoes, rice, tomatoes or noodles. I feel a wide range of substitutions will work for the soup.
01/19/2012 5:14:31 PM CST
dornice says ...
i am looking for the recipe for the mushroom barley soup served on the hot soup bar. it is vegetarian and a cream base I believe. it is usually served daily.
01/20/2012 8:57:52 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Anthony Unfortunately, we do not keep this recipe in our database online. I'm guessing this is a soup available at your community Whole Foods Market. Since each store does things a little differently, the best way to get the most accurate and complete information regarding the recipe you're seeking is to reach out to your store directly. The link below will help you identify the contact information for your store and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
01/23/2012 11:55:34 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Dornice Since each store offers a different array of goodies at their hot bars/soup bars, the best way to get the most accurate information regarding the mushroom barley soup your community Whole Foods Market serves is to reach out to them directly. You can identify their contact information at the below link and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
01/25/2012 11:22:00 AM CST
Bonnie says ...
I make soup about every other week to put in the freezer. Last week, we all felt a bit under the weather so it was chicken noodle, with homemade noodles. We also enjoy French Onion soup and Vegetable Beef Soup. Homemade Italian Bread rounds out the dinner.
01/28/2012 7:52:37 PM CST
Diana Carrasco says ...
Does anyone have the recipe for the Mushroom Barley soup from Whole Foods Market. Yesterday I bought a small bowl and it was delicious. No meat in it too. I'd like to make it at home. Can't always afford to buy it. Thank you! Peace and Love
11/15/2013 1:48:30 PM CST