Waterfront Sunrise Walk and Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe

Sep
2014
17

posted by on Blog, Cooked Recipes

No comments

I’ve been off exploring lots of Toronto lately. I’m so thrilled to be back, and want to share a gorgeous early morning sunrise walk I took recently with my friend. And also a really delicious wonderfully spiced root vegetable soup recipe.

We’ve made this a couple different ways. So I’m including a good variation to make your own spice blend that tastes great, in case you don’t have access to the curry paste.

But first, come and join me for a peaceful gorgeous walk along the waterfront on Toronto’s west side.

waterfront west 1

The city was quiet and just waking up.

waterfront west 2

but the ducks were up early.

waterfront west 4

glimpses of the city at the edges.

waterfront west 3

It’s so awesome to have so much beautiful nature around you even being in the city.

waterfront west 6

It was so peaceful and calm.

waterfront west 9

Sheldon lookout.

waterfront west 10

Someone was camping in the park?

waterfront west 11

A large gander of geese going for a walk.

waterfront west 12

We waited while they crossed in front of us.

waterfront west 13

off for their morning swim.

waterfront west 14

Someone was shooting some photos for their upcoming wedding. I love the colorful clothes of India.. sure brightens up the beach!

waterfront west 16

Thanks for joining me!

Now, let’s head to the kitchen and make soup.

 

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 9

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 Sweet Potatoes – peeled and chopped
1 Butternut Squash – peeled and chopped
2 cooking Onions, or 1 large – chopped
1 large Garlic clove – chopped
1 inch Ginger – peeled and chopped
2 to 3 Celery Stalks
Handful of Chives
1 tsp Rosemary
2 Garlic scapes – optional, if available
8 large Basil leaves, or 2 tsp dried
1 Tbsp Yellow Curry paste*
1 can Coconut Milk

* if you don’t have the curry paste, you can substitute this spice combo: 2 tsps Garam Masala, 1 tsp Turmeric powder, 1 tsp Coriander ground and 1 tsp Curry powder.

Directions

Place the squash, sweet potato, onion garlic and ginger in a pot covered with water. Boil until vegetables are soft. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender and blend until creamy. I had to fill the blender up twice.

Return blended soup mixture back to pot and add remaining vegetables and herbs and simmer until these vegetables are soft. Then add coconut milk and curry paste and continue simmering until you serve or cook and refrigerate for later.

 

Photo Description

Chop sweet potatoes, squash and onions.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 1 sweet potatoes, squash and onions

Get the ingredients together.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 2 ingredients

Fresh herbs are great if you have. If not, you can substitute dried herbs.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 3 herbs, garlic, ginger

Boil squash, sweet potato, onion, garlic and ginger in a pot covered with water and cook until vegetables are soft.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 4

While this was cooking you can get the rest of the vegetables prepped.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 5

After potatoes, squahs and onion are cooked,  blend until creamy.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 6

Return blended soup mixture back to pot and add coconut milk and curry paste.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 7 adding curry paste

Add the remaining vegetables and herbs and simmer until these vegetables are cooked until tender.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 8

Then your soup is ready to serve.

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup Recipe - 9

This nice creamy vegan soup is warming and filling for the cool autumn weather approaching.

Bon Apetite,

Robin Gregory signature

Get Free Recipes and Love Notes!

Sent every 2nd Sunday + Get my 20 Quick & Easy Raw Recipes ebook FREE!

I will protect your email address and never give it away. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Powered by Optin Forms

Tags: ,