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7 soups guaranteed to keep you warm this winter

Is there such a thing as eating too much soup? With a cold week ahead of us, we hope to consume as much soup as possible, whether it's herb-filled vegan soups for lunch or a hearty, flavorful one for dinner.

So with the idea of soup, and more soup on our minds, here are seven recipes guaranteed to keep you and your family warm and cozy:

French onion soup with Gruyere toasts

With the colder weather hitting Austin, we can finally use it as an excuse to eat French onion soup everyday. The mouthwatering feeling of gruyere goodness to top off the onions and herb filled taste is enough to cure any bad day. You can pair this delicious soup with a red wine and consume as many bowls as you need to—we won't judge.

This easy recipe will only take up one hour of your time and will have you so obsessed you might end up making it regularly.

You can find the recipe for the French onion soup with Gruyere toasts here.

Mexican red pork soup with hominy (pozole rojo)

If you've never had the pleasure of trying pozole, you're in for a treat with this recipe.

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup or stew dating back to Aztec times containing hominy (white corn kernels, which have been acidified) and corn. The original variation of pozole rojo, is filled with red spices and hominy to create a rich taste that will satisfy your taste buds completely.

Although a bit more time consuming, this is a recipe that everyone should try. The smell alone will be enchanting to your home and will surely keep your tummy warm and happy.

You can find the recipe for the poloze rojo here.

Spicy peanut soup with sweet potato and kale

Most soup lovers understand the time and effort it takes to make a delicious dish. If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, try making this spicy peanut soup with sweet potato and kale.

With a 20 minute cook time, it can be argued this is an everyday recipe. After tasting the creaminess balanced with spice and so many flavors, you will want another bowl to pair up with your night out on the couch. Pair this soup with bread, because who doesn't love bread.

You can find the recipe for the spicy peanut soup with sweet potato and kale here.

Roasted garlic, white chicken lasagna soup

A roasted garlic white chicken lasagna soup? Talk about comfort. This recipe is perfect for pasta lovers who are looking for something a little more creamy and completely flavorful.

Anything with roasted garlic has a special place in our hearts, and this soup is unlike any other. The creaminess of the white sauce with mushrooms and a slight flavor burst of nutmeg is so comforting you might not be able to get up after enjoying this for dinner.

This recipe only takes 45 minutes to make and will satisfy anyone in your home.

You can find the recipe for the roasted garlic white chicken lasagna soup here.

Creamy white bean soup with kale and gremolata

We love one-pot soups on cold days because it's easy to clean up and even easier to make. This creamy white bean soup with kale and gremolata is completely vegan, creamy, hearty and everything your taste buds didn't know they needed.

With so many fragrant notes and fresh flavors in this soup, it can be made for anytime of day. Taking about one hour to make, this soup is made with everyday ingredients.

You can find the recipe for the creamy white bean soup with kale and gremolata here.

Classic broccoli cheddar soup in bread bowls

Because all food is comfort food, it's hard to find a recipe that is actually stereotyped as a classic comfort dish. That is until you try this classic broccoli cheddar soup in bread bowls.

There is nothing that pairs up with cold weather better than warm soup and bread. This recipe will pop up into your mind as you start your day and it will be the only thing you can think of until you have a big bowl of creamy goodness.

This recipe is easy to make, is so tasty and will warm every inch of your body as you enjoy the cold afternoon.

You can find the recipe for the classic broccoli cheddar soup in bread bowls here.

Moroccan butternut squash and goat cheese soup with coconut ginger cream and pistachios

Looking to try something completely out of your comfort zone? Add this recipe of a Moroccan butternut squash and goat cheese soup to your list.

This recipe is a mouthful in the best way possible. Filled with the amazing flavors of butternut squash, goat cheese, coconut ginger cream and pistachios, no creamy soup lover can resist this recipe. Let's also not deny that goat cheese is the best thing ever.

With a one hour cook time, it seems too good to be true. Pairing soup with pomegranate and coconut ginger cream can seem strange, until you try the first bite and become completely enamored with the creaminess and overpowering flavors.

You can find the recipe for the Moroccan butternut squash and goat cheese soup with coconut ginger cream and pistachios here.

Want to see one of these made? 

Head to @austonianews on Instagram at 6 p.m. Wednesday where Austonia's Isabella Lopes will recreate one of these mouth-watering soups on IG stories.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway