A hot bowl of chowder is a comforting sight, especially on a frigid winter's day. Whether you prefer creamy New England-style or Manhattan chowder, this collection of recipes has a bit of everything to please everyone's taste. Choose from American classics and international recipes for Spanish, Mexican, and French seafood soups and stews, including the famous Provencal dish of bouillabaisse.
Chicken soup and stew recipes from Martha Stewart and Everyday Food, including chicken noodle soup, chicken and rice soup, cock-a-leekie, tortilla soup, posole, Asian chicken soup, chicken and dumplings, slow-cooker chicken stew, chicken and butternut squash stew, and lots more.
Endlessly versatile soups, stews, and chili are an essential part of the vegetarian repertoire. Packed with vegetables, and often filled with protein-rich beans, these meatless recipes can be great starters or a complete meal in a bowl.
The cremini mushrooms bring selenium and potassium, not to mention a wealth of B vitamins, to this dish. Heat aids in the availability of certain carotenoids, so the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene present in the tomatoes grows even more powerful through the cooking process. This dish is great paired with a slice of thick-cut whole-grain bread or a serving of healthy brown rice.
Ground turkey is a lower-fat alternative to beef chuck, and kidney beans -- loaded with vitamin C and omega-3s -- are an especially nutritious option. Yes, turkey contains tryptophan (an amino acid that can have a pleasantly sedative effect), but this one-pot dish has two other comfort-food essentials going for it: a warm temperature and a hearty makeup.