The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
So much goes into making this the "most wonderful time of year.” We always look forward to the winter soups, chilis, broths, and stews that come along with colder weather. The savory ingredients, meaty flavors, and smells that entice the palate are something specific to the winter months. Oh sure, we may put soup on the stove in the spring or summer months, but this is the time of year when it warms the soul...and extremities. There's no better time, either. The holidays offer numerous opportunities for leftovers, and leftovers go great in a pot. Have some turkey in the freezer from Thanksgiving? Throw it in a pot and add your favorite seasonings, broth, and veggies; you’ve got a world-class soup. Soups are really that simple and so good for the gut - another reason for this being soup season.
This is the time of year when our immune systems need as much boost as possible. Bone broth added as a base for your favorite soup can help build up the gut with the necessary ammo to fight winter sickness. Remember to save your bones for the next batch. After a few hours of slow cooking on the stove, you have a gut-healthy, collagen-loaded broth that will make the foundation for your next recipe.
Find inspiration with Featured Chef Amy Slater's recipe for White Bean Soup. Or, visit our Discover Blog for a wide variety of proven recipes your family will be sure to love.
Featured Chef Amy Slater
Amy Slater is our Featured Chef for December. Amy is a women’s health coach specializing in Nutrition and Dietetics. She’s been in the fitness field for 22+ years. She has been a competitive cyclist, trail runner, and triathlete. Amy also has two sets of twins – two boys and two girls!
Check out her delicious recipes: Gluten-Free Drop Biscuits with Beef Tallow, Beef Heart Shish Kabobs, White Bean Soup with Pork and Kale, and Homemade Spaghetti O's with Liverwurst Mini Meatballs.
December $150 Foods Giveaway Winner
Every month we offer our readers a chance to win FREE FOOD. The winner of this month's $150 Grass-fed Foods Giveaway is Linda P. from Fayetteville, NC. Congratulations, Linda! Our thanks to all who entered. Make sure you watch this space for more opportunities to fill your freezer for free.