Monday, March 28, 2011

Magical Turnip Soup

  • Turnip - I used about 8 medium to small
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Carrot - 1 large
  • Sweet potato - 1 small
  • Delicata squash - 1/2 cup smashed- this can be left out, I used up some that I had thawed in the fridge
  • Chicken stock - roughly 4 cups
  • White apple wine - 1/2 cup- once again, apple wine not necessary, just what I found in the fridge
  • Curry powder - 1 heaping teaspoon
  • Mustard seed - generous sprinkle
  • Black pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste
I chopped the turnip, onion, carrot, and sweet potato and sauteed for about 5 minutes. Then I added the spices for another couple of minutes. Added the squash mash that I had hanging out in the fridge along with the wine and stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes or so covered. Here you can either eat it chunky style or go ahead and blend for a pureed soup. I prefer the pureed version so all the flavors are mingled. This also allowed me to feed it to my father without him freaking out too much about eating turnips and sweet potatoes. I added a dollop of plain yogurt while serving for a delightful magical soup!

This soup is magical because not only is it virtually fat free and full of healthful vegetables, but it contains curry. Curry, according to this not-so-scientific article, helps as an anti-aging agent, fights Alzheimer's, cancer protection, and arthritis treatment. Sounds pretty magical to me! 

1 comment:

  1. I just put cumin in my hummus. It's such a delicious, under-appreciated spice!