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11 Types Of Sopas You Can Prepare Para El Frío

Whether you’re freezing because it’s cold AF outside or you’re a little under the weather, there’s nothing a hot bowl of caldo can’t fix. Here are 11 types of veggie, meat and fruit-based sopas you can whip up for the winter:

One type of soup you can enjoy on a rainy day is sopa de salchichón.


The main ingredient to this popular Puerto Rican soup is the salchichón, aka the salami. Without the salami, it would be sopa de fideo. The spices of the salami that spread throughout the soup are what make up the essential flavor and can also be joined by dices of carrots and potato. Check out step by step instructions on how to make the soup here. 

If you’re not a fan of salami, you can always go with a hot bowl of caldo de res or caldo de pollo.

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Beef and chicken are the focal points of these soups but ingredients such as corn, potatoes (or other vegetables of your choice) play a very important supporting role. In the images above, the two soups are prepared with a mix of corn, carrots, potato, pumpkin and cabbage.

Sopa de patas Salvadoreña is a soup that includes tripe and cow’s feet.


If you’ve had Mexican menudo, you’ve had tripe. So if you don’t mind having a large piece of bone in your soup (from the cow’s foot), then sopa de patas could be your ideal soup. Learn how to prepare the soup here. 

Caldo de albondigas is a soup made for all meat lovers.

Happy hump day fit familia! Am I the only one who's ready for caldo season!?! Here is a healthy recipe for #albondigas Bring water to boil and add salt (be generous) Get 2 pounds of extra lean ground beef and mix 1/4 cup of rice and 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves You will make your balls ? and add to boiling water Get 3 calabazas, 2 potatoes, corn, and small bag of carrots Chop veggies (except carrots) Boil albóndigas for 10 minutes and then add all your veggies including all the carrots. Cover and put on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Don't cook too long or your veggies will get super soggy and that's no bueno! Walahhhh you have lunch/dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!!!! Remember the real discipline comes in the kitchen. Como dice mi ama "tenemos que amarrarnos el pinche ozico y no tragas cosas malas" Be creative and think outside the box (aka boiled chicken and broccoli)

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This flavorful soup is prepared with rolled up balls of ground beef, which is often mixed with rice (to hold the meatballs together) and other spices. Vegetables such as carrots, calabaza, corn and potatoes can be added based on your preference.

If you’re a vegetarian, you can always go with sopa de fideo.


Sopa de fideo, also known as sopa aguada, is prepared with pasta that you can purchase in different shapes and sizes — alphabets and estrellitas — and the preparation varies depending on the region. In Mexico, the soup is just pasta and broth, but in Puerto Rico, the soup may have chicken and potatoes. Learn how to make it here. 

Another vegetarian-friendly soup you can prepare is sopa de tortilla.

Menú del día: Sopa de Tortilla #Comida #SopaDeTortilla #México #Food

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This traditional Mexican soup is prepared with fried tortilla pieces which are mixed into a tomato, onion, garlic and chile broth. To add more flavor, this soup is often topped with white cheese and avocado. Check out the detailed instructions on how to prepare this soup here. 

Similar to sopa de tortilla is sopa de lima, which has a different broth and additional ingredients of lime and shredded chicken.

Sopa de Lima!! #yucatan #comidayucateca #sopadelima

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Learn how to make this popular sopa from Yucatán here. 

If you’re obsessed with cheese, you need to try Nicaraguan sopa de queso.


The main ingredients of this soup are the wheels of fried masa you see above. These fried rolls are prepared with Maseca and queso seco Nicaragüense. While the process to make this soup might take longer, it’s worth it if you love cheese. Check out the video here to learn how to prepare the soup step by step.

But if you’re lactose intolerant, here’s an alternative soup you can enjoy: Sopa negra con huevo.

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This soup is prepared with black beans and eggs. However, it’s not as simple as dumping some black beans and eggs into a bowl. As you boil the beans to cook, you add spices such as cilantro, oregano and salt to create the flavor of the broth. As pictured above, the eggs can be prepared over easy or hard-boiled based on your preference. Check out the detailed instructions on how to make this soup here. 


If you like something a little more on the sweeter side, there’s also sopa de platano:

Slowly coming along. 🙂 #sopadeplatano

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If you’re a fan of plantains, this caldo is for you. The plantains in this soup are joined by a broth prepared with a mix of onions, celery, garlic and carrots. Check out the step-by-step recipe here. 

In a pinch, you can never go wrong with the two-minute prep of sopa de maruchan.


Whether you’re on Team Maruchan or Team Cup O’ Noodles, all you need for this soup is a fork and some hot water.


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A Woman Saves A Dog During The Texas Snow Storm Using Tortillas

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A Woman Saves A Dog During The Texas Snow Storm Using Tortillas

Texas recently dealt with one of the worst winter storms in its history. Millions were left without water and power for days and Sen. Ted Cruz was caught up in a scandal after being caught going on a Mexican vacation. One pup is catching everyone’s attention after being rescued thanks to tortillas.

One lucky dog in San Antonio was saved from the cold by a caring woman with tortillas.

Kristina Salinas-Labrador was out buying tortillas for her family on Thursday when she spotted a dog in the freezing cold in San Antonio, Texas. Instead of driving by, Kristin stopped her car and spent 30 minutes luring the dog to the warmth of her car using tortillas. Kristin told the WOAI reporter that he stopped to save the dog’s life because he was skinny and could likely die from the cold weather that crippled much of Texas.

According to her interview with WOAI, Kristin saved the dog because she felt like helping during the hard times Texans are facing.

“Dogs, they don’t know what’s going on; cats, pets, they don’t know what’s going on,” Kristin told the reporter. “So, we try to help them out – one dog at a time. I’m hoping the next person will stop, too, and help the different strays.”

This isn’t the first time that Kristin or her wife have picked up a stray animal.

Nicole Salinas-Labrador, Kristin’s wife, told NBC News that the dog’s name is now Taco. Nicole admitted that she and her wife often stop for stray dogs and cats when they see them while out and about. Nicole joked that her wife used her “Mexican ways” to get the dog in the car, according to NBC News.

The couple is taking care of Taco until they can find a forever home for the sweet pup.

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“Hello everyone! Thank you for sharing and for your interest! He was scanned for chip and he doesn’t have one. And no one has still claimed him,” Nicole wrote in a comment under the Facebook post. “He is with me and my family for now. He is getting fully vetted today and making sure he is in perfect health. Anyone that is interested in adopting him feel free to PM me. This process will def take some time.. I do extensive background checks to make sure any stray that is in my care goes to the absolute best forever home. Any questions feel free to message me.”

READ: Sen. Ted Cruz Makes Quick U-Turn From Mexico After Outrage He Abandoned His Frozen Texas

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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