Soups Fill You Up And Are Generally Cheap To Make

In our family we all love soups, providing they are home-made. My husband and children have never been used to tinned soups and I know they would turn their noses up if that was served to them. My daughter, Hayley, eats left-over soup for breakfast.

My husband and I once went to a lovely smorgasbord restaurant in Perth called Miss Maud's. The soups were so divine that he went back for more soup even after he had finished his desserts.

Economical and hearty soups

Soup is one of the cheapest dishes to make and it can be so filling. Start a meal off with soup and you can cut back on the size of the main course and hence save money. Soups are so healthy and nourishing too. For a quick and satisfying lunch try a big bowl of soup with some wholemeal bread dunked in. Delicious!



My favourite soup is Nutty Pumpkin Soup. Our teenagers, Jeremy and Hayley, both enjoy this soup yet neither of them likes pumpkin dished up as a vegetable with their dinner. The French Onion soup is so easy to make. My husband, Ian, enjoys cooking it and he does a really good job of it too. Lentil and Vegetable Soup is just about a meal in itself. Try the following:

Borscht Soup
Divine Russian beetroot soup

Chickpea and Bacon Soup
A light, delicate and clear soup. Good way to get everyone used to pulses

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
A creamy soup with nutmeg. Children like this recipe

Creamed Capsicum Soup
Beautiful bright red creamy soup to serve for visitors

Cream of Carrot Soup
Colourful and full of fibre

Creamy Onion Soup
The addition of dried tarragon gives this soup an unusual flavour

French Onion Soup
You can't get a much cheaper soup recipe

Garlic and Bean Soup
Very nutritious soup with lots of fibre

Golden Soup
Pumpkin and sweet potato give this a beautiful colour

Ian's Vegetable Soup
Chock-a-block full of healthy vegies

Invisible Bean Soup
Good way to get your children to eat beans without realizing

Kumara Soup
Delicately flavoured creamy soup with a hint of Thailand

Lentil and Vegetable Soup
Tomato, lentils and a dash of curry powder

Nutty Pumpkin Soup
Now this one is my favourite soup recipes of all time. An unusual ingredient will surprise!

Pancetta and Split Pea Soup
Full of very healthy fibre.

Pea and Ham Soup
Thick warming winter soup. Lots of healthy fibre

Potato and Bacon Soup
Potatoes always make a soup hearty

Potato and Leek Soup
This recipe is the one they teach at TAFE where my niece attends

Red Lentil Soup
Thick soup with a dash of spice. Lovely for a hearty breakfast too

Roasted Pumpkin & Lentil Soup
Lots of healthy fibre

Tomato and Pancetta Soup
The Pancetta works well in this recipe

Yellow Fish Soup
Smoked cod and celery are ingredients




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