A Bag Full of Goodness, and hearty soups


It’s the last day of school for the children here in Amsterdam before the holidays! I just took them there, it was still dark, and so stormy and cold and wet. In two days it will be the shortest day of the year here in the Northern hemispheres, and then, we’ll be counting down again to warmth and light.

This Bag Full of Goodness will be transformed in hearty and warm soups over the weekend, and will keep us healthy and happy! I really desire soups this time of year, and I’m always on the lookout for new, delicious recipes. Here are some soup recipes we’ve posted over the years and that have become family favourites, but I would love to get your suggestions for your favourite recipes, so please share!

  • My minestrone — full of veggies, one of my favourite soups and super healthy.
  • Pumpkin soup — my favourite pumpkin soup, the recipe comes from Courtney’s grandmother.
  • Turkish Bulgur and Red Lentil Soup — a recipe from The Guardian, delicious and healthy and I can always find the ingredients in my pantry.
  • Simple Tomato Soup — again, from the cupboard. Great for lunch, or for an easy dinner with good bread or a toasted cheese sandwich.
  • Celeriac Soup — this soup is delicious and healthy and perfect for a cold winter day. And so easy to make!

xxx Esther

PS That perfect Bag Full of Goodness is from Children of the Tribe, a cool Australian based lifestyle shop.


Comments (3)

December 19, 2014

YES to the Turkish soup!! It is a regular dinner around here and is loved by both grown ups and kids. The smoked paprika is such a nice touch! I’m looking forward to trying the other recipes!! xxx

December 19, 2014

I want to try your minestrone recipe over the break…sounds so yummy! Here are two soups that I love to death. The first features roasted tomatoes, which is a nice twist. And the second has kale, so the stew feels substantial, even though it’s meatless.

Esther in Amsterdam
December 21, 2014

Thank you Anni! They both sounds so good! I think I will try the kale soup tonight! xxx

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