Winter has certainly arrived in all its eloquence! When the evening is cold or your body decides to slow down on its routine, then there is nothing more comforting than watching a pot of soup simmering on the stove top. It is the best antidote to the dropping temperatures.
Soup is a comfort food, but at the same time, it is a versatile culinary star too. It is a meal in itself, a comforting snack or a starter to a larger meal. It is nutritious, filling and packed with flavours!
Soup is something that invokes a warm and cozy feeling within. It is a bowl of convenience loved by both healthy and sick because of its filling and easy to digest nature. Every culture around the world you see today have their own adapted versions of soup, which shows how widely this form of food is accepted by everyone.
Ancient cultures used to have soups and broths as home remedies for colds and flu. Whether or not you feel under the weather, soup is a perfect meal for the winters when your body asks for more warming foods. During the winter season, we tend to minimize our water intake which can lead to dehydration and other digestion problems, where soup can help you being a wonderful hydrator by giving your body the much-needed liquid.
Soups hold a major advantage in their process of cooking. When the ingredients are combined together in a pot and cooked together in boiling water it opens the food to new flavours, thus making the soup rich in flavours.
Nowadays, ready to make soups are available in all possible varieties and ways. There are dehydrated soups available in the stores, to which you just have to add boiling water before serving. But nothing beats a bowl of fresh and homemade soup cooked with your choice of ingredients. It is so easy to prepare, you can turn a few modest ingredients you have at home, into an enjoyable bowl of meal.
After all the indulgence of the holiday season, an unassuming bowl of soup sounds just perfect and satisfying at the same time.