Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sweet Soup on a Chilly Day

Today is one of those sorts of days where a walk in the woods is rather brisk as it has that damp, chilly British feel where a good pair of wellies are essential for the damp, squishy places. Paddington and Felix leap around in the undergrowth finding large sticks and chasing leaves, relieved that the rain has passed. These bracing mornings are marvelous for clearing out the cobwebs in the mind, body, and spirit, and I return home somewhat recharged and refreshed.


I often come up with a menu or a dish that feels good while walking. A pureed sweet veggie soup came to mind so am sharing it as a lovely warming addition to your day. I am seasoning with sweet white miso as it adds a zip of energy and is an awesome living food packed with with nutrition and enzymes.






Soothing Sweet Veggie Soup

Pureed sweet vegetable soups are very relaxing and emotionally calming. They help to make you feel more satisfied and crave fewer sweets.

Soothing and Sweet


1 onion
1 parsnip
1 carrot
2 cups hard winter squash cut into chunks
4-6 cups spring water
2 tablespoons sweet white miso diluted in a little water
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) 
 Black pepper for garnish

Cut all the vegetables into large pieces.
Place the onion, pumpkin, parsnip and carrot in a pan and cover with 2 cups of water.
Cover with a lid and bring to a boil on a medium flame.
Simmer for about 15 minutes or until soft.
Blend the vegetables in a blender. Don't fill it too full as the veggies are hot.
Place the puree back in the pot and add 2-4 cups of the water.
Add the water slowly so you get the desired texture.
Return to a boil on a medium flame and add the olive oil if desired.
Mix gently and turn off the flame.
Add the miso and the basil.
Let sit for about 3 minutes.
Serve garnished with black pepper.

*Other sweet vegetables can be used such as turnip, round cabbage or daikon.

Fit for Fall!


  1. LOVE sweet veggie soups! And when the weather is especially cold, I like to saute the onions before adding them :-)