Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Five fast soups for this cooler time of year

Just because it's soup season doesn't mean you have to get out your big stockpot and set aside a whole afternoon. But you don't have to just resort to opening a can, either.

With the help of a few products and fast tricks, you can have a bowl of soup about as fast as you can order a pizza.

I came up with a list of five easy soups that all take less than 30 minutes with the help of a few good cookbooks on fast cooking.

And how about cutting a little fat? Cooking Light's new cookbook Amazing Recipe Makeovers (Oxmoor House, 2016) has a handy trick for replacing heavy cream in creamy soups by making a replacement from nonfat milk and overcooked instant brown rice. It takes about 25 minutes, but you can do it in advance and keep a batch around for chowders.

   
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