When the days start getting colder, I start craving warming soups and stews. Lately I've been on a bit of a curry kick at home. I love using curry and turmeric not only for their disease fighting properties, but for how they seem to warm my soul from the inside out. I wasn't sure where this soup was going when I started making it. I started out knowing I needed to use that sad little acorn squash on my counter and then decided I needed to bulk it up a bit more. I was loving the orange color so stuck with it and threw in a sweet potato as well. Hit it with a dash of some classic Indian spices and a bit of coconut milk... amazing things happened! This soup is loaded with beta-carotene which will help to fight inflammation, heal your gut and protect your eyes. Since it was inspired by curry flavors I decided to name it "BetaCurryTene" soup... nutrition humor ;) I hope you like it as much as I did.
Makes 4- 1.5 cup servings
1. Saute onion and celery in olive oil for 2-3 minutes until it starts to soften. Add garlic and cook for about a minute (or until you can smell it), stirring constantly.
2. Add broth, sweet potato and acorn squash.
3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low/medium and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
4. Add coconut milk and spices.
5. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the soup. Don't burn yourself!!
I garnished mine with chopped scallions and paprika just for kicks.
Nutrition per 1.5 serving: 270 calories, 8gm protein, 29 carbs, 5g fiber, 16g fat, 963mg potassium, 109mg sodium
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