After 400+ posts, this soup is by far the simplest–yet still tasty–of all soups we have ever posted. It has just TWO main ingredients, yet both ingredients bring a lot of flavour and go together well. Although it’s possible to add other ingredients, such as apricot kernels, I intentionally kept this quick and simple and served to my family for dinner. Everyone agreed it was still yummy.
You may have noticed that around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, we always post turkey soups because that’s when we have readily available turkey bones on hand– delicious leftovers from the festivities. Turkey is one of the leanest meats to use for soups yet is often overlooked or forgotten — so next time you eat turkey, remember to save the bones for soup!
Turkey Pumpkin Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Serves: 8 bowls
1 turkey bones
1/4 pumpkin (medium size) cut into chunks
1.5 L water
Salt to taste
Bring water and turkey bones to a boil in a large pot
Boil on medium about 1 hour
Regularly scoop off any foam that may rise to the surface
Soup Name: Chicken and Veggies – Soup for Beginners
Traditional Chinese Name: 雞菜湯 (jī cài tāng)
Introduction: We often hear that, although people enjoy drinking Chinese soups, they would never make it by themselves because it’s “too hard”. Here is a super simple soup that takes the “scariness” out of chinese-soup making because it demonstrates how easy chinese-style soups can be. The style is similar to how we make most chinese soups, but it contains no chinese-specific ingredients! To make it more “chinese”, simply add chinese mushrooms to your veggie mix.
I recently made this soup for my toddler who, being so young, is definitely a beginner to soups. She loved the bite-sized vegetables which were soft and easy to munch. The clear broth was also good for her suspicious mind since she could clearly see everything she was eating.
What Ingredients are required? Chicken – any chicken (whole, thighs, wings, feet, etc…) Veggies – any veggies (carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, chinese mushrooms, etc…)
How do I prepare it?
Boil 2 – 3 L of water
Wash and chop all vegetables (bite-sized pieces are great for children who are more likely to eat the pieces which fit in their mouth)
Put in the chicken
Put in the vegetables
Cover and boil for one hour (or more for softer veggies)