Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Very Own Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

I had 3 sweet potatoes and one acorn squash in the fridge that I needed to use up. I also wanted to make soup and I was feeling very creative. So I pulled the vegetables out along with a sweet onion, a carrot, garlic and cilantro.

I cut the squash in half and spooned out the seeds, wrapped the sweet potatoes in foil, pierced them and along with one garlic bud put them into a preheated 450F oven. I baked them for about an hour. I loved the scent of the garlic mingled with the squash and potatoes.

Just before they were done I sauteed 1/2 cup of diced onion and one thinly sliced carrot until the carrots were slightly softened. Then I had a handful of cilantro I tossed in.
I added the flesh from the sweet potatoes, squash and squeezed out the paste from the garlic clove. Then 4 cups of water and vegetable broth powder, salt, pepper and some grated fresh ginger. I cooked that for about 10 minutes.

Then into the blender to puree. I added a little more water to thin it as it blended and a little more fresh, ground black pepper. That was it!

It was beautiful looking with the specks of black pepper in the lovely soft, creamy looking pumpkiny coloured soup. mmmmmmm...

Into a mason jar for dinner for tomorrow night....

...and just enough for me for tonight with a little sprig of spinach... yum. What soup could be so easy and so delicious too.

Do you enjoy experimenting when cooking or do you prefer a concrete, proved to be good recipe? Happy cooking... Judi xoxo


Theresa said...

I haven't had much luck with experimenting:) My Daughter does! I like to go with a proven delicious recipe like yours:)

Have a blessed day dear Judi! HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Man, you're good! I would never have thought of doing this but it does sound yummy! Looks so pretty in that mason jar too.
Hope your week is going well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I experiment all the time--I have to be creative having a dd with so many food allergies. Your soup looks so good--mm mm.

Haven't had time to bake more bread yet--perhaps over the weekend!

Bunny said...

Looks yummy. I love to experiment it is fun. Next time add some leeks you will love it. Great way to use up veggies that have been hanging around for a bit.

Georgia said...

Judi: You know that my kitchen is really a research lab!!!!! The other day I decided to get out a container and put all of the goodies into it that I like on my oatmea. Saw the cinnamon and added it. Oh, oh. there was a c and an n on the end, but it was CumiN----that's ok---we now love "Oatmeal Ole'" Love your recipes---can't wait for the scents of summer. Georgia

pchickki said...

This sounds yummy! I love sweet potato and I love squash so how can this be anything but delicious ?
Thanks for sharing and enjoy that bowl tonight !

Rufus a.k.a. Bob from the Lakeside said...

Great pineapple placque and fantastic vine flower. And there is ice on the lake again.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds wonderful! I know I would love it! ♥