We have a children’s story here in Germany called »Suppenkasper« from Heinrich Hoffmann – actually a tragic story about a boy that refuses to eat his soup and dies… classic uplifting German story for toddlers ;P Anyway. If you do not like soup you can be called »Suppenkasper« here in Germany but sometimes as well if you like it a lot. It’s a bit confusing, I know. This Cheesy Soup with Leek & Sausage is for all the »Suppenkasper« out there. The ones that like soup. Thick creamy soup with loads of stuff added ;)
If you are the type of person that does not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking, something like a simple soup or stew is always a good choice. In a short time, you can prepare a delicious meal with a few simple ingredients that can feed a large family if you want to ;) This Vegan Chickpea & Potato Soup takes about 1 hour until it’s ready on the table, but the majority of that time you don’t have to do anything. You let the soup simmer away and actually do not even have to pay attention to it until it’s done ;)
Kohlrabi is quite popular in Germany, but it’s not growing here all year round. The season for Kohlrabi is through summer until October/November – the rest of the year you can still get it but from countries where it is a bit warmer all year round. My Kohlrabi Veggie Soup here has been waiting a while until being published here on the blog, to be honest. The soup in the pictures has actually been cooked last summer when I had Kohlrabi from our little terrace garden… ;)
I got something for all you kale fans out there. Well… actually there is not that much kale in this Zuppa Toscana, to be honest. It’s actually more like “the green icing on top of the cake”. Yeah, you could say that ;) Anyway – the soup is the perfect meal on a cold winter day to warm you from the inside and give you all the energy (means calories) you need to keep you warm when going outside ;P
When the temperatures go down, the time has come for delicious soups and stews. They are made for colder days. In summer, I try to avoid eating hot soups/stews because they make me sweat. In fall and winter, they are perfect. They warm you from the inside and if you fall into a “food coma” nobody cares. You can just lie down on the sofa and relax ;P
Fall is here. At least in Berlin. Temperatures dropped and it finally started to rain. Not sure if I like that. I appreciate the lower temperatures and the foggy mornings, but I do not like the rain and less light during the day… but it also means you can finally cook hearty meals again. Not only salad because it was too hot to do anything else. Time for stews and soups like this Creamy Potato Soup with Spinach, for example. Not yet a super heavy dish but we are getting there ;P
Hi, my name is Marc. I'm a graphic designer.
I love my job, but in between I love to bake and try new things in the kitchen. A lot of my friends and colleagues encourage me to bake - for a very simple reason: they get the leftovers - and it seems they like it most of the time ;)