As Autumn is around the corner I am beginning to crave home-made soup again. I take a break from soup during the Summer months. There is nothing more nourishing and comforting than a bowl of soup on a chilly evening. Soup is also a simple dinner idea, feeds a crowd and if crafted with care can be a high nutrition, lower calorie option if you're being mindful of your health and weight.

There are a gazillion soup recipes on the internet but below are two recipes I absolutely love that I make in my slow cooker for myself and my family. These recipes are my own - variations of other recipes I've tried over the years. One is a plant based recipe and the other uses chicken stock and chicken breast meat.

 

Simple Soup Recipe 1: Kickin' Veggie Soup

serves 6-8

Get out your slow cooker or you can make this on the stove top if you'll be nearby. Needs to simmer all day for best flavor.

Ingredients:

32 ounces of organic vegetable stock (home made or store bought)

32 ounces of organic tomato sauce

1 medium onion finely chopped

1 cup of organic English peas

1 cup of butternut squash cubes (you can find these in freezer section or produce section)

1 cup of chopped organic green beans

1 cup of chopped organic kale

1 cup of chopped organic purple cabbage

1 tsp of Himalayn pink salt

1/2 tsp of black pepper

a few shakes of Tabasco sauce

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp. of lemon juice

Throw all the ingredients and simmer all day. Serve and garnish with a sprig of water cress or parsley.

 

Simple Soup Recipe 2: Wonders Chicken Soup

Best cooked all day in slow cooker. Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

2 free range, organic chicken breasts

64 ounces of organic chicken broth

1 medium onion chopped

3 stalks of organic celery chopped

3 large organic carrots chopped

1 small organic zucchini chopped

1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt

1/2 tsp of black pepper

1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

1 tsp of garlic powder

Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker and add broth and other ingredients. Cook on low 8 hours. When it's time to serve gently tear up the chicken with a fork and knife into the broth, stir and serve.

Simply enjoy!