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 and 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.
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
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.