The delicious aroma and simple beauty of a healthy bowl of soup nurture the body, mind, and spirit in miraculous ways. Soups and stews can be inexpensive, easy to make, and a perfect meal for future leftovers and families on the run. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat eater, there is a soup for you!

Most soups and stews begin with the broth. Let’s start with vegetable broth. Believe it or not, making vegetable broth is easy. Start by sauteing in oil chopped onions, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and peppercorns until soft, and then add water and a bit of sea salt to simmer for about 45 minutes. After the simmering process, strain the solids and enjoy your broth or add it to the soup or stew of your choice. It is good to remember to save some of your broth in the freezer for upcoming meals.

A delicious bone broth is a bit more complicated but still a lot less overwhelming than most people realize. Rhoda Boone from Epicurious shows us how in her very simple recipe. See the link here. Bone broths are rich in immune system supporting minerals, and also ingredients like collagen and glutamine which are said to promote healing of the gut lining. Our go-to beef stew recipe is an oldie but goodie (Impeccable recipes never go out of style!) from the New York Times chef Mollie O’Neil. She featured this recipe in her beautifully written article called A Simmer of Hope.

Whether you make your own soup from scratch or wish to try some of our amazing all natural, organic and ready- made ones at Commodities, we know you are sure to be comforted by a tasty warm bowl of soup this winter.