Video: Healthy (& Satisfying) Dish that Feeds You All Week

Soup is a huge part of my regular meal plan (even in the summer – just don’t eat it boiling hot) when I need to stay focused.

When eaten first, it helps curb your appetite so you don’t overeat.

Because the ingredients are blended up, it’s easier on your digestive system – that means more mental energy for you!

I used to think making soup was this complicated procedure until I simply started trying recipes.  Guess what? It’s ridiculously easy.

The best part – after trying a bunch of recipes I discovered that the best-tasting (and healthiest) soups all follow the same “formula”.  So forget about needing a bunch of recipes – just follow the formula and you can make a super-delicious and easy creamy (but non-dairy) soup…with any main vegetable ingredient (squash, broccoli, corn, carrot, tomato, you name it.)

Last week I improvised two soups side-by-side using the same “formula”:  a silky summer squash soup and sweet corn soup.  Click the link below to see how it’s done:

What’s your favorite soup?  Now that you know the formula – will you make it yourself?

 

17 Comments

  • Robin says:

    Loved it. As you know, I love simple. I am going to make the squash soup, freeze some, and then come up with other vegies for another soup.

    Thanks.

  • Margaret says:

    AWESOME! soup was always so intimidating. i don’t know why. but i am totally going to try this now. 2 questions: how much butter did you use for the corn soup? and did you use chicken or vegetable stock for the corn soup?

    thanks heather! you rock!!

    • Heather says:

      Hey Margaret – I agree soup was always so intimidating to me until I started making it — (“how they hell do they get those chunky vegetables to turn into a magical colorful puree? amazing!”)

      For you questions:
      1) I used a little less than 2 tablespoons. I would use more or less depending on how big of a soup (how much main ingredient) I have…
      2) I used chicken stock for both – I started using chicken stock all the time when I realized it gives it so much more flavor
      Hope that helps!

  • Kitty says:

    Heather, You’re ready for the Food TV Network. Great formula. I have used your technique for years, and it is great to always have homemade soup in the fridge/freezer. More formulas…..please!

  • This is awesome Heather! My boyfriend’s mom makes soups that have veggies in water (Chinese-style soups with garden veggies!). But I think the blending thing would take her soups to a whole new level! 🙂 I’m going to forward it on to her, she loves trying new things in the kitchen. 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    I loved the squash soup we made together using this technique, so easy…Now I have to go out and buy some nice veggies to pulverize!

  • Karie Hill says:

    You’re going to have your own tv show rrrreal soon, HPG. Thank you for this great video. Because of you, I have been making more soups so I have healthy, quick meals that I can just heat up and wham bam thank you ma’am!

  • Pop Pop says:

    Heather I love your recipies but “Io sono italiano” questa bena, what about zuppa di peche Nicola?

    Con tutto mio cuore, Pop Pop

  • Katie says:

    Wow this makes soups look so easy! I love to make soups like this with Kabocha squash in the winter time, and then after blending things up I’ll add frozen corn for a little extra satisfying crunch!

  • I like to do a chickpea and leek blended – it’s delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!

  • Amanda says:

    This was seriously enlightening for me. My naturopath advised me that I should be eating a lot of vegetable-based soups right now, but I was kind of at a loss for how to make them. Now I can just order fresh organic veggies (I found a store that delivers – so sweet!) and use your foolproof technique! Thanks!

  • Dawn says:

    When I get a bag of onions, I’ll chop them all up and freeze – about a cup per baggie – makes it super simple to use with quickie recipes on the fly. Great recipes – thanks for sharing! Dawn

  • Reena says:

    This tutorial was amazing!!! My soup turned out delicious and I made over 10 delicious cups of the carrot & butternut squash soup for under $10 bucks. Thanks so much for the inspiration and ideas!! Please keep them coming!!!

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