Soup is a primal meal that strikes a deep chord of comfort. We eat on the run so often these days that it's become even more important to focus on preparing balanced, nourishing food. Soup Makes the Meal provides that balance: complete three-course meals that don't take hours of labor. The book is divided into 50 menus, each including a soup, a salad, and a bread recipe. The meals are developed so that the flavors within each harmonize, although the separate elements can also be mixed and matched. Best of all, the soups don't require homemade stock, many (but not all) of the breads are quick breads, and the salads range from light to hearty. There's nothing like a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. White Bean and Kale Minestrone served with Savory Pull-Apart Bread and Roasted Pepper, Potato, and Greens Salad will fortify body and soul. But soup isn't just a cold-weather meal. For the springtime, there's Asparagus Vichyssoise accompanied by Cornmeal Muffins with Bacon and Pecans, and a Cherry Tomato, Cantaloupe, and Red Onion Salad. For the dog days of summer, there's Smoky Fresh Corn Chowder with Raspberry Muffins and Pesto Potato Salad.
No matter what time of year it is, what kind of mood you're in, or how crowded your day, there are meals here that will help you feed yourself and your family the way we all want to eat.
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