Food Inspiration, Lunch, Recipes

Orange seems to be the Color of the Day

October 31, 2011

Since it’s Halloween today, I thought I’d eat accordingly, which means orange foods. Breakfast wasn’t really themed, I had the regular oatmeal. However, I did get creative for lunch. I made soup using only orange ingredients and it turned out to be delicious and warming. Here’s the recipe:

Spicy Sweet Potato, Carrot, Butternut Squash Soup

For 2 portions you will need:

  • water
  • 1 potato, peeled
  • 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1/2 onion
  • oil
  • seasoning: salt, pepper, vegetable broth, chili
  1. Bring water to boil in a medium pot, add vegetable broth.
  2. Peel and cut the vegetables into large chunks and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes in the water.
  3. In the meantime, cut the onion and fry it in some oil (I used coconut oil for some extra taste, but olive oil will also do)
  4. Add the onion to the vegetables which should be softening by now.
  5. Then pour all the ingredients in a blender and mix well so that no large chunks are left.
  6. Pour the soup back into the pot and heat it up for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper and chili.

I added some “home-made” croutons to my soup, basically torn up toast. I’m continuing the orange theme and having clementines for desert.

 

Happy Halloween!

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