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Monday, September 18, 2017

Creamy Autumn harvest soup

Creamy Autumn Harvest Soup

I don't know how else to say it, but its autumn and somewhere, someone is harvesting.  Me? I am a sucker for soup.  Creamy, not creamy, "soupy" and thick as chili.  I was not setting out to write this recipe today though.  I was in the kitchen and looking at my veggies.  I was trying to figure out a fast dinner.  The kids were watching TV and they were talking about autumn.  The ideas went from there, and before I knew it, I had a super easy, but super delicious recipe.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

2 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1c)
1 small onion, peeled and roughly chopped (1/2 cup)
1 large, sweet apple, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (yes take the seeds out) (1 cup)
2 medium orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (3 cups)
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes (1.5 cups)
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 lb. cauliflower, cut into smaller "trees" 
6 cups good veggie broth
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. allspice powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. chipotle powder (you can sub cayenne pepper)
1 14.5 oz. can of white beans, drained (I used canellini beans)


Assemble all your ingredients, and make sure everything is ready to go into your Instant Pot.
Put everything in the IP and stir to mix.


Cover with lid, make sure it is turned to pressure.  Manual mode, set for 11 minutes. (NOW, walk away and clean up, there are peels everywhere!)
After 11 minutes at pressure, allow to NPR.


Next part is easy.  Plunge your immersion blender into the pot, and blend this all together until very smooth.  I did it for almost 4 minutes.  If you have a stand blender, do this in shifts, and be careful.


If you want super silky soup (bisque) you can run this through a fine strainer to get any small chunks out.


Now, you are done.  Serve hot, add some thin sliced wedges of apple, or shred some apple and put on top.


If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can make this stovetop.  You will just need to add everything to the pot, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer for 20-25 min., or until everything is very tender.
Blend as instructed above. 



Happy Fall everyone, and I hope you enjoy this recipe.


1 comment:

  1. This looks really healthy and delicious. This is the first time I'm seeing a dish like this so it will be hard for me to cook it. But the recipe will help.

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