Monthly Archives: October 2012

Holiday Inspiration: Autumn Harvest Soup

It’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving!  You just can’t top a day that is solely dedicated to eating delicious food and counting your blessings.  Butternut squash is one of the must-haves for this time of year, and this soup also incorporates many other fall staples.  We found this recipe in Natural Health Magazine.  It’s simple, gluten-free, vegan and perfect for serving at holiday gatherings.  It’s also high in fiber and protein.

Nothing says fall like butternut squash, apples and nutmeg together in one recipe!

Ingredients
1 tbsp oil
2 diced onions
5 cups vegetable broth
1 diced medium butternut squash
2 diced green apples
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp dried sage
1∕4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp honey
Garnish: toasted walnuts

Preparation Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth, squash, apples, ginger, sage and nutmeg.

Now all the fabulous fall flavors can start mingling!

  • Add salt to taste and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in the honey (Great for soothing coughs and scratchy throats this time of year)

When it looks like this, you’re ready to purée.

  • Purée in a VitaMix or food processor, serve and garnish with toasted walnuts. Enjoy!

Mmmm, the perfect comfort food for a chilly night!

This soup is the perfect warming meal of a chilly night!