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Lana Rivera - Founder Soup Chick

Lana Rivera - Founder/Soup Chick

Hey there! I'm Lana, the original Soup Chick. I created this website to showcase my expertise and dedication as an experienced soup aficionado. I am a massive soup fan and an expert in soups, broths, and stews. Certified by Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts under the Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Program, I will make soup for every occasion, emphasizing my dedication to exploring and curating diverse recipes for all to enjoy.

After many years of enjoying soups, broths, and stews, I gathered so many recipes that my recipe book simply couldn't keep up. That's when I decided to showcase my commitment to comprehensive and versatile soup-making techniques. Writing blog for almost a decade years, sharing 200+ recipes, and becoming a trusted resource has been a significant milestone, reflecting my dedication to sharing my passion for soup with a global audience on Soup Chick.

My obsession with soups began in college, where, let's face it, money is tight, the studying hours are long, and you're more likely to order takeout than to eat something nutritious, highlighting my commitment to promoting healthy and affordable eating habits, especially for students and busy individuals. Appearing in TV programs, I have advocated for the accessibility and convenience of home-cooked meals, showcasing my dedication to promoting accessible and convenient cooking options.

Soup is my favorite option, as it doesn't take long, it's simple to do, and you can devour it and get back to whatever you have to do that day, underlining my belief in the practicality and versatility of soup as a wholesome meal option. The best part? With the help of my free ebooks, you can make batches and store them, so you always have lunch ready, like me, whether working or on the go, highlighting my commitment to promoting efficient and convenient meal prepping.

I hope that you can find some exciting and different soup recipes to try out on my site, showcasing my dedication to sharing my love for soups with others. With appearances on TV programs and writing, I strive to foster a vibrant and engaging soup-loving community through Soup Chick, encouraging everyone to enjoy the nourishing and comforting experience of a good bowl of soup.

Hanna Barnes - Writer

Hanna Barnes - Writer

Hey everyone, my name is Hanna, and I am a professional and experienced food writer here at Soup Chick. A few years back, I stumbled upon Lana's website, reigniting my love for crafting homemade broths and soups that wouldn't break the bank. This experience further solidified my position as an expert in budget-friendly and nutritious cooking recipes.

Certified by Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts under the Culinary Arts Program, my expertise lies in healthy, baking, and vegan cuisine. When I was younger, I always ate soup, emphasizing my deep-rooted connection to the art of soup-making. It was a family thing. My mother is German and had the mentality of 'waste not, want not,' underscoring my upbringing in a frugal and resourceful cooking environment. We would never throw out food, showcasing my commitment to sustainable and conscientious cooking practices, especially within a family setting. My mother would always do her best to make the most of our ingredients, accentuating my dedication to maximizing every kitchen component's potential. As a result, she always had a stew or broth on the go, firming my early exposure to the art of homemade soups and stews. Therefore, my focus is on budget-friendly and nutritious cooking recipes.

There's nothing better than coming home from a long day of school or work and smelling the scent of hot stew filling the air, underscoring my belief in the comforting and nourishing power of homemade soups and stews. Whenever I smell soup brewing, it reminds me of my mother and that nostalgic feeling of being at home, underscoring my emotional connection to the culinary traditions of my upbringing. It's my comfort food, showcasing my dedication to promoting soup's emotional and nostalgic significance as a culinary staple.

Here at Soup Chick, I offer you a range of different recipes to try, from basic broths to making your own slow cooker chicken tortilla soup (trust me on this one- it is divine), highlighting my commitment to sharing diverse and tantalizing soup recipes with a global audience. Try some of my homemade recommendations if you want to step away from chicken soups and minestrone. I hope you enjoy making your own as much as I love finding new recipes for you, demonstrating my commitment to fostering a vibrant and engaged community of soup enthusiasts through Soup Chick.

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