Soups and Stews are the ultimate comfort food on a cold day. Choose from a variety of quick and easy one-pot meals on a busy day to upscale and elegant dishes for entertaining.
Take your traditional split pea soup to the next level by adding in rosemary, savory, thyme and cayenne pepper. If you have time, make it the day before you want to serve it — the flavours are even better when they’ve had time to mellow.
Yield: Serves 6.
Tags: Freezer Friendly, Nut-Free
The flavour of this soup comes from the Ras el Hanout, a Moroccan blend of spices that you can easily put together at home. This vegetarian soup makes for a hearty lunch or a light supper.
Yield: Serves 8.
This hearty winter stew can be made with either lamb or beef and is flavoured with your choice of stout beer or red wine. We thicken it with a traditional butter paste known as a beurre manié.
Tags: One Pot
Served on the bone, lamb shanks always look impressive on the dinner table. Serve this hearty stew with a knife, fork and spoon.
Tags: One Pot, Nut-Free
This traditional Italian soup is packed with pasta, white beans and a number of different vegetables. We bulk it up with sausage meat, making it substantial enough to serve for dinner.
Tags: Low Sugar, One Pot
This hearty vegetarian chili is packed with carrots, bell peppers and beans. The smokiness comes from canned chipotle peppers, which are smoke-dried jalapenos.
Tags: Vegetarian, Vegan, One Pot
This summery soup is full of fresh tomatoes, pasta, snap peas and chives. Serve it as a light meal with a thick slice of artisan bread.
Yield: Serves 5.
Use store-bought fresh cheese tortellini to make this easy kid-friendly soup. This is a great thermos-filler for school lunches.
Yield: Serves 4.
Tags: Quick, One Pot, Vegetarian
This chunky vegetable soup is full of typically Chinese ingredients like water chestnuts, tofu, Chinese cabbage and ginger. Spoon it over rice for a light and healthy meal.
Yield: Serve 4.
Tags: Quick, One Pot, Dairy-Free