Happy Fiesta Friday! This week hosted by Lily @ Little Sweet Baker and Alisa @ Livin Well . After a blogging hiatus, I meant to return to Fiesta Friday with my new “Muffin Tin Potato Pave” recipe, but I forgot to link up. Sooooo, instead I thought I’d bring this round up of soups to the party! Hope you enjoy!
After a nice, quick vacation to California, I returned home to the flu! (Most likely from one of my travel days on this quick long-weekend trip, which was still absolutely worth it.)
As you can imagine, having battled the flu for the past seven days (five of them with a fever), I drank A LOT of fluids. On top of that, I also enjoyed a lot of soup.
On Day 5, I felt as though this illness was simply dragging on. My mom brought over some lemon chicken quinoa soup, and while I wasn’t instantly cured, it was the refreshing bite that I needed to simply brighten my day. (Thanks, Mom!)
There is nothing magical about these soups that will fight the flu for you. However, they are light, warm and comforting. And, they were my favorite this past week. It’s been awhile since I shared any of these recipes with you, so without further ado, let’s check them out!
This soup is probably my favorite. While it’s a warm soup, the lemon gives this soup a refreshing twist. During the past week, it served as a breath of fresh air halfway through my illness. Plus, it’s filled with quinoa, which gives you some substance when you simply just don’t feel like eating.
Link to Recipe: Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup
Soup #2: Modified Hamburger Soup to use Sausage and Chicken
I always love hamburger soup, but this flu, I enjoyed a modified version made with sausage and chicken. The sausage was cut up nice and small, so it didn’t hurt my sore throat. The broth is flavorful and the soup is filled with the ingredients that can all be chopped nice and small for those illnesses.
Link to Recipe: Hamburger Soup
Soup #3: Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Sometimes I’m not up for anything in my soup, especially when I have a sore throat. In these cases, I go for a Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup. This broth brings is slightly thicker than the previous two recipes. It brings together warm fall flavors from curry powder to squash. And if you’re up for it, topping it with some sliced fresh banana is a really nice touch. (I know it sounds weird, but just trust me on this one!)
Link to Recipe: Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Soup #4: Strawberry Soup
While few and far between, there are those illnesses where you don’t want to cuddle up with a warm cup of soup, instead you want something nice and cool. This strawberry soup fits the bill, and it’s easy to make (even when you’re feeling down) because it only contains three ingredients. Plus, it will help you start to replenish those fluids!
Link to Recipe: Strawberry Soup
Now, I enjoy soup all winter long, so I already had some of these frozen in my fridge when I fell ill. (The bottom two soups both freeze nicely.) This week I’m looking forward to resting, catching up on work, and maybe finding my way back into the kitchen by the weekend.
Until next time, Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!