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7 Dishes That Will Remind You What It’s Like to Actually Be Warm

Remember that thing called “summer”? It doesn’t seem like that long ago when we were eating cold, juicy fruit, drinking frosty drinks, and never going further than a few feet from a fan. 

Now, with winter in full-swing, I wonder if you’re like me in trying to remember what it was like to actually feel warm without needing to put on 7 extra layers to walk out the door…and failing. I’m from a warmer climate, and now that I live in a place with seasons, I’m dreaming of going a day without shivering.

Thankfully, Rach has some soups, stews, and stoups (get it?!) that will warm you up from the inside out. I’m talking spices, hearty servings, and generous helpings of actual heat. Go get cozy!

Stuffed Pepper Stoup 

Stew + soup = stoup. It’s thick, but not too thick. It’s hearty, but not as heavy. This stoup bring all the beautiful flavors of stuffed peppers in an easy-to-make dish.

Cure-a-Cold Spring Chicken Soup

Quick and easy, this soup will knock out that case of the sniffles you’ve had for the last 3 weeks straight. While classic chicken soup veggies like celery and carrots are recommended, you can use whatever’s handy for your own twist.

Buffalo Chicken Chili

This chili recipe tastes too good to be good for you! Hot sauce and fire-roasted tomatoes will warm you up, and the tang of buffalo flavor is just too good to resist.

Pork Stew with Ancho Chilies and Squash

Smoky cumin, bright coriander, and fennel seed flavor this hearty and nutritious stew. If you don’t cook with pork often, this is a great one to try out.

Bacon, Beer, and Worcestershire Onion Soup with Blue-tons

Classic French onion soup gets a serious flavor kick in this twist from Rach. The title says really all – and don’t forget the sourdough to top it all off!

Poblano Posole

This thick, rich soup has a secret: It’s so healthy! Totally vegetarian and with no cream or dairy, you’ll be grabbing a second bowl in no-time!

Uptown Down-Home Chili

This chili features fancier ingredients (Stella Artois and smoked gouda cheese, anyone?) but still gives you the comfort food feel of chili. While you can let it simmer as long as you like – dishes like these are best the next day – the great part about this chili is how quickly it comes together.

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