Warming Up

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There’s no better way to warm up on a crisp Fall evening than with a delicious bowl of homemade soup.  Plus, your house will smell amazing!

We have a long list of soup faves here at the Hardy house, but we kicked it off with the hubs favorite, Carrot-Ginger.  It’s super simple, so give it a try and let us know how it turned out.

What you’ll need for 8 servings:

2 tablespoons EVOO

1 cup chopped sweet onion

salt

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger

2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped

1 medium russet potato, peeled and chopped

6 cups low sodium chicken (or vegetable) stock

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 1/3 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

ground pepper

Let’s get cooking:

Combine EVOO and onion in a dutch oven or heavy pot over med-high heat.  Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, about 10 minutes until onion starts to caramelize.  Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 2 more minutes.  Stir in carrots, potato, and stock.  Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until carrots and potato are very tender, 15 to 18 minutes.  Keep warm.

While the veggies are simmering, prepare the toppings.  Lightly toast the pine nuts in a small saute pan over high heat.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender (or puree in regular blender like me).  Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a dollop of the yogurt mixture and some pine nuts.  **Last night we used pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts (’tis the season) and it was delicious!**

xoxo  Enjoy!

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