Simply Souperlicious is one French-American expat family's journey to eating better by making homemade soups!
Our Homemade Soups Start with Local, Seasonal Vegetables
From “yucky” to “yummy”, Simply Souperlicious’ aim is to change your mind about veggies — one local, homemade soup at a time! We live to discover local + seasonal + sustainable vegetables and fruits.
That’s why we focus on preparing fresh, homemade soups out of veggies that people convince themselves they dislike. Although we are a family of “flexitarians”, we regularly and happily prepare both vegetarian and vegan soup recipes as options. The result: healthy, tasty, easy, & fast soups. Nourish yourself with these new recipes!
Introduce fans to new, sustainable vegetables and fruits that can be incorporated into homemade soups recipes.
Remind people that homemade soup preparation can be healthy, tasty, cheap and easy.
Encourage fans from around the world to share their homemade soup recipes with others to widen the scope of new soup options.
Experts at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that people consume between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Obviously, following these recommended guidelines prove challenging for many adults and their families because studies show that less than nine percent of Americans manage to eat two to three cups of vegetables every day as recommended.
Soups Can Be
Consumed during any meal, year round, using an endless variety of vegetables and fruits.
Both simple and sophisticated depending on tastes and textures.
Cheap, fast, healthy and easy to prepare, requiring no special skills
Stored easily in the freezer for future meals
What We Believe
Our belief is most people do want to prepare and consume healthier meals, brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables. They recognize that so many illnesses or barriers to healthy living are intricately linked to the foods that they are eating – too many highly processed foods and not enough fruits and vegetables. We believe people want to live longer, healthier lives, and in order to do this, they know that they need to eat in a more organic, farm-to-table manner.
However, most people are lost on how to achieve this, and there are many obstacles, namely:
Time — few people believe that they even have enough availability to prepare such healthy meals due to difficult school and work schedules
Money – organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables are expensive even for most middle-class families. Add blighted rural and urban areas and low-income families to the mix with no grocery stores or farmers’ markets located in their communities and the demand for affordable and available vegetables increases substantially.
Fear – People are tired of consuming fast food and pre-packaged/processed food due to lack of options and health risks, but they are convinced that cooking is healthy means cooking fancy. They fear trial and error when that’s the best part of the journey.
Bias – put simply, lots of people hate eating vegetables simply because they have been forced upon them. Thus, they often only eat the vegetables they know and “like”! Our goal is to challenge our “family” to broaden their horizons and give new vegetables a chance by consuming them as soups. Wellness is for everyone, not just for those who can afford it.
Our Approach to Cooking
No Chefs in the Kitchen: We are not professional cooks; only people who started making healthier soups out of necessity and we want to show others how to do the same.
A pot, skillet, blender: Every soup that we make only requires these three common utensils.
Soups have a Base: stock, herbs, vegetables. We keep these ingredients at the ready.
Soup is a cheap meal alternative: So we’ll always show you how to consider meals as “fresh”, “frozen”, or “canned.”
No Wheel Re-Invention: There are no new soups to invent; we’re sharing our path to healthy and tasty soups prep.
Fans’ Opinions Count: We want to hear from the fans, interact with them and encourage them to share our tips and recipes as well as their own recipes.
So every month, we ‘re going to:
Remind you of the soups you do like,
Show you some soups you would like;
Introduce you to some soups you didn’t even know you liked;
Create soups that are just for you.
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Wellness is for everyone
At Simply Souperlicious, we believe you can re-learn to love veggies and making soups provide a great re-introduction to foods that you didn’t even know that you could love. There are shortcuts to eating better, and committing to eating better gets easier in steps.
Knowing that there other families of finicky eaters out there who are also willing to take those steps with us makes both the challenge and journey worthwhile. One of the easiest first steps toward adding more vegetables to the diet is by making soups – which is always an available option.