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Plan a Fall Soup Swap

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Plan a Fall Soup Swap

Beat the fall cooking blahs with a soup swap! Here’s how.

It is positively brisk outside these days, and nothing warms you up from the inside like a piping hot bowl of soup. The trouble with soup is that the canned variety can be awfully salty and kind of boring, and we’re often too busy around the holidays to cook up lots of soups ourselves. Soup swap to the rescue!

Instead of cooking up batch after batch of soup, you can team up with some friends! Everyone cooks up one giant batch of his or her very best soup, packages it up in quart-sized containers, and on swap day, everyone trades up!

Organizing Your Soup Swap

There are a 3 keys to planning a successful soup swap. You need someone in charge of coordinating and to host the swap, and there are a few things you’ll want to decide:

  • How many quarts of soup are people making? Soup swaps are best when everyone brings the same amount of soup.
  • Do any participants have dietary restrictions? Not everyone needs to adhere to folks’ restrictions, but it helps to know up front what your soup audience is.
  • What snacks will you serve? Talking about soup is bound to make everyone hungry, so have some snacks and drinks available at your swap.

Once everyone knows how much soup to make and what ingredients (if any) they need to avoid, you can all get cooking!

Next>> Making Your Soup

Image Credit: Photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:08AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Fun idea, thanks for sharing.

5:59AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Thank you.

7:28AM PST on Jan 22, 2013


6:51AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thnks for ....

5:06AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Nice idea! Thanks.

11:11AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

to each their own

3:00AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

What a great idea! I won't be doing a swap, but, you did give me a great idea for gifts. many people don't need more cookie or cake in a jar type gifts... They're not good for your health anyway. But, soup is always good for you, even if you don't have a cold. Thanks!

8:01AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Awesome idea. It would be great to Occupy my kitchen! Maybe International Buy Nothing Day would be a good target date?

1:30PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

a lot of the people I know don't know how to cook so I rather not lol, I'll stick to my own cooking and my parents cooking

8:45AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Nice idea if you can get enough people to participate.

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