Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com, a 2010 Babble Blog of the Year. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and The Doctors, and in People, Parents, Lucky, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. A former model and television host, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Brrrr, it’s cold out there! Wintertime forces us to stay inside more than we would prefer because of the dropping temperatures outside. One of my solutions to beating the winer blues is to hunker down and cook away! I like to get the entire family involved in chopping, mixing, seasoning, and of course sampling all the goodness in the kitchen. Sometimes I’ll even make three comforting soups at once so that we have plenty to choose from, plenty to last the entire week, and plenty to freeze for later! Nothing makes me feel better in the cold winter than a hearty, comforting soup. So a collection like this one is just what I need to keep my family’s bellies full and taste buds happy. Enjoy some cozy cuddle time with your family this winter, then get up and get those bodies moving in the kitchen to prepare some comforting soups together!
Do you have a wintertime inside activity tradition?
Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup
Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!
The flavorful spice combination of curry, cinnamon, and garam masala partnered with the sweet taste of the carrots and creamy texture of the cooked cauliflower makes for one of the most flavorful soups you could imagine. While you're making it, let your kids smell and taste the spices. You can also let them shake them into the pot and even use a hand blender (pretty kid-safe with adult supervision) to puree everything together. They will really feel a part of the fun and it's a great way to introduce kids to the incredible world of spices.
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