Slower & Slimmer Winter Soup & Stew Recipes
Happy New Year, Wine Sisters! Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, it’s time to slow things down. It’s no coincidence that January is the official National Slow Cooking Month.
Here’s what we propose: let your slow cooker do the work for you, put your feet up and relax with a great glass of wine. Sound like a plan?
Below are a few great recipes with wine pairings to get you started!
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup
Lasagna in a pan can be heavy, cheesy and easily loaded with calories. Lasagna as a soup puts a spin on the classic. This version of Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup from Foodie Crush has all the flavors of a classic pan of lasagna, but keeps things light and fresh.
Pair a bowl of this comforting soup with a glass of Purple Cowboy Rancher’s Rosé, a dry and delicious wine that pairs beautifully with foods on the lighter side.
Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Go on an Asian-inspired adventure with this recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup from Little Spice Jar. This warming, slightly spicy soup is the antidote to chilly winter days.
Complete your meal with a glass of Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio, a wine that will pair nicely with the touch of red curry in the soup.
Cuban Ropa Vieja
Finishing out our list of one-pot, easy-peasy meals is this recipe for Cuban Ropa Vieja from Food & Wine Eating. Traditionally made with flank steak, the meat in this dish can easily be substituted for chicken or pork, or even a combination of all three.
Pair this hearty dish with a glass of Tall Dark Stranger Malbec, a wine that shares this dish’s Latin roots.
Cheers to a happy and healthy new year!