Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Vegan Mofo Day 22 - Make A Dish Using Seasonal Produce - Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup from Carol Vorderman's Detox For Life
Back to my original theme today which was Carol Vorderman - Accidental Vegan Hero, blogging about recipes from a series of Detox Recipe books that the television presenter and maths whizz put out with nutritionist Anita Bean in the noughties.
This is one of my favourite soups ever. It feels like Autumn in a bowl although as you can see from the daffodils I took the picture in the Spring! There's quite a bit of chopping involved in the prep but it's so worth it. And in terms of cooking it's an easy 20 minute simmer before a blitz in a blender. I quite often sub butternut squash for pumpkin as it's more widely available in the UK.
The flavours are gorgeous and so comforting. Ingredients consist of onion, garlic, sweet potatoes and pumpkin along with stock. The inclusion of some freshly grated ginger and some ground coriander give it a nice warming kick and made it the perfect soup for when you're feeling a bit under the weather. In fact this would be the perfect soup to take round in a flask for a friend who's poorly!