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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Warm and Cozy~

With all the cold and snowy weather we have had, I was ready for a warm bowl of soup. This recipe for butternut soup is a wee bit lighter, without skimping on the flavor.

Spicy Butternut & Carrot Soup
2tsp ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, diced
1/2 Tbs chili flakes
3 Tbs coriander leaves, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup butternut squash, diced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup light coconut milk

In a large pot, cook onions, garlic & ginger in oil until tender. Add chili flakes, stir well. Add carrot, butternut & stock. Bring to boil. Simmer about 30 mins or until all vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Remove chunks to a blender and process until desired consistency (or use a hand held immersion blender like I am going to get one of these days). Blend back into the pot over low heat, stir in coconut milk & coriander. Heat through.
Is there anything better than a warm, spicy bowl of soup while watching the snow fall? The best thing about this snow is that it was gone the next day.
Springtime will be here before you know it.
Y'all enjoy,


Sandi McBride said...

Now is the perfect time for soups like this, Sandy! We had pumpkin soup for supper with homemade cuban bread was to drool for! Can't wait to try this recipe out...Sunday evening soup night will be perfect!

Dar said...

Any soup on a cold day fits me fine...we just had homemade Egg Dumpling and Chicken of the lil GrandLoves favs....and Grams and Gramps too.
Thanks for sharing yet another winner.
Bless Ya and stay warm

Joy Tilton said...

I have everything I need to make this today, and the high is supposed to only be 30 degrees...perfect for soup! Thanks!

Tanna said...

That recipe sounds delicious!! I want one of those hand held immersion blenders, too!! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

nanny said...

I am going to make a big pot of Weight Watcher Vegetable soup in a little while. I love it and don't feel so guilty,,,,cause I can eat alot of soup....
I have never had butternut soup but have heard alot about it.

Your pictures are beautiful!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Hasn't it been a perfect winter for soups? This one look great and I love an excuse to 'blend' something! Cheers,

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~ Sunday night soup sounds good... it is also a good night for TV.
Dar~ Chicken and dumpling soups just sounds cozy. ♥ those little grandloves.
Joycee~ another cold day?!?
Noni~ I have been hinting for an immersion blender... not on my list of must haves~ so I'm not buying it.
Nanny~ WW soup=no guilt
Leah~ blender sports :-)

Wobegon Cottage said...

I want to try that snow is here till March or April so I made a pot of chili today.

Kim said...

I think this is my version of butternut soup yet! I love the spiciness.

Justabeachkat said...

Yum...that looks delish. We had some spicy chicken soup tonight with hot crusty bread. Perfect since it's so darn cold. Brrrr! Where is Spring?


Heather Ozee said...

Hi Sweets! I linked you on my new blog. Hugs.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Alice~ I'm wishing you some sunshine days.
Kim~ spicy soup is the bestest.
Kat~ when you complain about cold... you know it's bad.
Heather~ thanks for stopping by... now I know where to find you.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks sooooo much for coming by for a visit and adding me to your sidebar...I will be sure to do the same:) Next week I will have some BIG news at COASTAL CHARM...come check it out! I'm sooooo ready for the SPRING TOO!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Ooooh! Thats sounds like a a wonderful combination and layering of flavors!

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