Making soup is easy. Tuscan Bean Soup is chock full of delicious foods and is easy to assemble. It’s a great way to get your vegetables and protein in and it will warm you up on a chilly day.
Squash and Apples - Two Sweet Delights
Here's a soup for those of you looking for a little sweet in autumn.
24 oz. of chicken or vegetable stock
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 med. apple, peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch pieces
1sm.. onion, finely chopped
1 med. shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp. dried
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried leaf
1/2 c coconut milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. finely ground pepper
Extra rosemary, parsley or thyme leaves
Heat stock in 6 quart enamel or stainless steel casserole until simmering.
Add squash, apple, onion, shallots, and herbs. Simmer covered for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are soft and tender.
Puree in food processor fitted with steel blade or in blender.
Return to pan and add coconut milk. Add salt and pepper and simmer for 6 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with herbs
Lentils are a great vegetarian protein source. Try red, green and French lentils to see which you like best.
2 T unsalted butter or coconut oil 1 lrg yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 t red pepper flakes
5 1/2 c. veg broth or water 1 1/2 c. green lentils
3 T unsalted butter 1 T. Indian curry powder
1/2 c. coconut milk sea salt
1 bunch fresh chives
Combine 2 T butter or coconut oil, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in large soup pot over medium heat, stirring until onions soften,
Add broth and lentils and simmer, covered, between 20-30 minutes until lentils are tender.
Warm 3 T butter in small saucepan and let it brown. When it gets fragrant stir in curry powder and saute until spices are fragrant, < 1 minute
Remove lentils from stove, stir in coconut milk and 1/4 tsp salt, and puree .
Stir in half the spiced butter, serve drizzled with remaining spice butter and sprinkle with chives.