Potato & Savoy Cabbage Soup with Bacon

Here the days are still pretty cold and dark so we still look for warm comfort meals. I don’t know about you but I tend to stick to the same soups every winter and after a while that can get boring. We do love them but it can get a bit monotonous. So this winter I have tried to challenge myself a bit more with soup and the results have been fabulous. Interestingly enough without planning it that way all of my new experimental soups have included bacon, I have already shared my Lentil and Bacon soup and I am really excited about a new one that I will be sharing at the end of this month, but I am keeping that one a surprise for now. What can I say, I am a recent bacon convert so I am a little bacon obsessed. This potato and cabbage soup with bacon is so unique and hearty without making you feel sluggish afterward. So you don’t need to feel guilty about enjoying the wonderful bacon.

Potato & Savoy Cabbage Soup with Bacon

1 onion

1 carrot

1 celery stick

2 garlic cloves
200g (8oz) Savoy cabbage

1 Tbsp olive oil
550g (3 1/2 c.) floury potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

1 L (4 /1/4 c.) chicken or vegetable stock

8 rashers streaky bacon

adapted from BBC GoodFood

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

It is a bit of a colder Spring day today, so I thought what is better for a cold day then to a bowl of soup to warm you from the inside out. And for me there is nothing better then a hearty bowl of Minestrone soup to not only warm up up but actually fill you up. At times soup can leave you still feeling hungry so finding a soup that is not only tasty but also fills you up is a must. I found this wonderful recipe on Allrecipes.com. And the great thing about having soup for a meal is that it is so easy to do, it can be fixed ahead of time and heated up later on. What is your favorite soup for a cold day?

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