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Monday, November 2, 2009

Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup : Hope to Heal

I have three friends that need healing: one with pregnancy related nausea, one with a back injury and one that is feeling sickly. How can I help? Maybe with a warm bowl of soup an a hug.

I was lucky enough to find organic carrots and butternut squash and since one friend is vegetarian, I used organic vegetable broth as well.



Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 stalks organic celery, chopped
1/4 teaspoon organic ginger powder
1 teasoon fresh thyme, chopped
4 large organic carrots or 1.5 cups, peeled and chopped
1/2 large organic butternut squash, peeled an chopped (2 cups)
4 cups organic vegetable chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon salt (I would taste prior to adding)
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a soup pot/Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in onion and celery and cook until the onion is softened and translucent, 8 to 12 minutes.

2. Stir in curry powder and thyme, then add carrots and squash. Stir well over medium heat for 2 minutes, then add broth. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover tightly and simmer until the carrots and squash are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

3. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the soup solids to a food processor, adding about 1/2 cup of the broth and puree to desired smoothness. Pour the puree back into the pot and season. Serve hot with a dab of yogurt if you wish.

This would be perfect to freeze in quart batches.

10 comments:

Ana said...

looks delicious!!!

PJ Mullen said...

That sounds pretty good. I'm going to have to make that for my wife. I made her a roasted butternut squash and apple bisque to have for lunch at work last week.

TheFitnessFreak said...

eat! This will be wonderful when it gets cold, yum!

Trish said...

good! You a person after my own heart...I love making soup for thos not doign well, in hopes they feel better and it helps...even just a little.

Mary said...

What a lovely soup! We'll try this one very soon.

Chic Cookies said...

mmmmm! sounds yummy. my computer crashed and I'm sad, does that merit a bowl?

New England Girl said...

That sounds and looks absolutely delicious. I love soups with fall's yummy flavors. They're the best! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Very healthful soup! Btw, those wolfberries/goji berries in my soup won't be good for your friend that's pregnant - too much vitamin A.

Michelle said...

I just licked my screen. YUMMY. Have you ever cooked with fennel bulb..it's awesome in soups.

Margot said...

I made this over the weekend and it was wonderful! We are teaching our 1 year old to eat with a spoon a fork. This soup had the added benefit of sticking to the spoon, but not being able to be picked up with the fingers. :) It was quite an event.

Thanks for the recipe!

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