Soup season is upon us! ......Even though it's still pretty warm here in NC, I'm rolling with it. I'm a big fan of this soup - very hearty, warming, and easily protein-rich if you just throw some shredded chicken in there. Better yet, whip this up in your pressure cooker for a no-nonsense, nutrient-rich meal. If you don't have an instant pot, just cook it all up in a big pot and let it simmer for about 45 minutes before blending.
If you were #blessed enough to read my rant on my love affair with my new Instant Pot pressure cooker, then it should come as no surprise made this tortilla soup in it. Thus, for those of you in possession of one of these kitchen magicians, you can make this soup AND gobble it up in under 30 minutes. SCORE!
You guys...my new Instant Pot is my life now. Let's get one thing straight - my slow cooker will always hold a near and dear place in my heart...but my shiny new toy is certainly giving it a run for its money (not to mention the Instant Pot has a slow cooker function built into it). Let's say I get home from an exhausting day at work and am just in the mood for some comfort food - namely, crock pot chili. Tough shi* for me that it's 6pm at this point and I don't have the patience to wait for it to cook for 8 hours.
If you have bone broth on hand and some basic veggies, chicken and spices, you can make some in-house, short-cut pho in a snap. Hence "Snappy Pho"...you catch on quick! While in my humble opinion (although...does anyone else's matter?), pho isn't pho without the soft delicious noodles, you don't need them to make a delicious asian-infused soup. But the noodles come highly recommended. I used miracle noodles for an authentic effect and consistency; however, zoodles or kelp noodles will also work.
I know it's summer but I don't give a flying donut. I like soup no matter what time of year it is. My mom didn't used to call me "soup queen" for nothin'! This soup is SO creamy, most people think it's dairy-based. Joke is on you, clowns! A bowl of this liquid crack is loaded with nutrients and natural ingredients sans dairy, gluten, soy or any other garbage.
My girlfriend Kristin inspired this delightful soup recipe. I like to think of Kristin as my female soul mate. My girl crush, if you will. We like to workout together, eat together, drink together, shop together (or rather...go shopping by ourselves, send photos to each other, and then console each other when we have buyer's remorse, telling one another that our unnecessary Lulu Lemon purchases were 100% vital)...and pretty much do anything the other does.