It’s Fall, and that means soup is officially on the menu! There’s nothing quite like coming indoors after being in the chilly October air and warming your hands around a fresh bowl of hot, steaming soup. And with the many fresh ingredients, you can find at the Dallas area’s amazing farmers’ markets this month, you could make this month all about soup options!
Have you been to the Dallas Farmers Market? It’s held in an open-air pavilion featuring regional vendors who grow, raise, make and produce food. You’ll find seasonal produce, naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs, honey and bread. This awesome market is open Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.
Another great choice for local produce and other locally-produced foods is the Clearfork Farmers Market in Fort Worth. It features more than two dozen farmer, rancher and artisan vendors every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon (9 a.m. to noon in the winter months). And it’s open year-round.
Whether you’re using fresh produce or what’s in your pantry or freezer, here is a collection of delicious soups that will help you celebrate the spirit (and cooler weather) of fall.
Texas Black Bean Soup
We like this simple soup recipe because everything you need is probably already in your pantry and the prep time is only five minutes! You can prepare it without meat or add in beef or chicken if you prefer. Either way, your slow cooker does all the work to make this delicious and healthy meal.
Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Bust out the onions (any onions will do, according to The Pioneer Woman) and the Instant Pot for this flavorful soup. You’ll need dry white wine to create the thickener and 8 oz. of gruyere or Swiss cheese to sprinkle evenly across the top of the soup just before serving. This isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it type of recipe like the Texas Black Bean Soup, but it definitely speeds up the cooking time with a total of 50 minutes from start to finish.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
If you’re looking for a creamy soup option, give this one a go. Sautéed onions and hints of nutmeg and lemon pair perfectly with the flavor of the oven-roasted cauliflower. Don’t forget to get a topping for the soup. Green onions, parsley or chives are the chef’s recommendations.
This recipe, from Food Network magazine, is quick and easy to prepare and is filled with nutritious ingredients that will not only warm you up, but pump you up as well! The ingredients are full of antioxidants which contain numerous health benefits.
Speaking of a soup that can make you feel better, you can’t go wrong with a good, hearty chicken noodle soup, especially one that labels itself “quick and easy.” This recipe has all the good stuff — celery, carrots, garlic and onion, with parsley, salt and pepper, and flat-leaf parsley to add to the flavor. It calls for meat from a rotisserie chicken rather than cooking it yourself, which is always a plus on weeknights.
Feeling hungry yet? Give one of these recipes a try! Feel free to pass it on. And, as always, if you have any questions about the area – property management or otherwise – we’d love to help! At PMI Alliance we provide association management services for single-family and master-planned communities, townhomes, condominiums, high-rise communities, commercial developments and office parks and mixed-use and PUDs.
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