Root Soup with Butternut Squash!

I LOVE soup!!! I know you can have soup anytime at all, but for some reason Fall and soup just go together. Is there anything better on a cool Fall or Wintery day than a nice hot bowl of soup? I don’t think so! I feel like I have said “soup” way to many times….Let’s keep going….

Soup is so wonderful because you can have it with your meal, as your meal, or even as a snack. Versatile and easy it is full of wonderful healthy goodness that you can whip up in no time flat and you end up looking like a culinary genius! 🙂 I like serving this soup as an appetizer for Fall dinner parties and garnishing it up nicely.  Everyone always raves about it!

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chunked.
  • 1 lg sweet potato, peeled and chunked
  • 2-4 small carrots , peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 Tbs olive oil (to coat veggies)
  • 1 apple, peeled and chunked
  • 1/2 cup cream (or canned coconut milk/cream)
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  •  4 C of bone broth/veg broth or water (I used bone broth and water) Adjust liquid depending on how thick/thin you like your soup.
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chunk up all the veggies (not the apple) and cover them with olive oil and some salt and pepper. Bake them uncovered for about 45 min or until soft,  then dump them into your pot. The onion will caramelize slightly which adds wonderful flavour!

Add the bone broth and/or water and the peeled chunked apple. Let simmer on low for about 15/20 min to soften the apple and mingle the flavours. Now for the trusty emersion blender!!  If you don’t have one, get one! I use it for sooo many recipes.  Blend until smooth, or leave a few pieces for texture. However you like it is good.  I like my soup “soupy” and not too thick, so feel free to adjust the liquid as desired. Lastly add all of the spices, honey and cream of choice.

This recipe really is for everyone because it can be be adjusted for your dietary preferences by choosing coconut milk/cream,  omitting the bone broth for vegetable broth or water, etc.  Soup is so forgiving, and you can literally change it up every time. I am quite sure I have not made the same pot of soup twice! Hint… what about parsnips!? UM…YUM!

img_7643fullsizerender-6It’s all about the garnishes! Garnishing food is like accessorizing your party outfit so don’t forget! 😉 Here I garnished with a dollop (I love that word!) of  greek yogurt and a sprinkle of paprika.  You could also use sour cream, or coconut cream. A few toasted pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds on top look SO nice and add a little crunch, especially for  wowing guests. Enjoy your fall bowl of warmth and goodness and don’t forget to comment! 🙂

 

 

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