Chunky sweet potato and pumpkin soupGluten free . Paleo . Refined sugar free
The chilly snap before the springtime sun awaits us. There is still 2 weeks left of winter in the Southern Hemisphere and Mother Nature is letting us know.
Let’s make the most of this coziness with a few more nutritious soups.
Also, some of you might be asking.. “what on earth do I do with all this frozen bone broth?” I know I did hehe
Chunky sweet potato and pumpkin soup
Feeds 3 +
Sweet potato x 2 (skins on because skins are soft, there is so much more nutrition concentrated close to the skin, and it all gets blitzed anyway)
Butternut pumpkin 1 whole (skin off)
5 cloves of garlic
A sprinkle of nutmeg
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1 glob of butter (is glob a word? it is now)
4-6 cubes of my homemade bone broth
Salt & Pepper
Optional: 1 heaped teaspoon of Gerwurzhaus winter soup mix – although it’s fine without 😉
Step1 : Boil. Chop the pumpkin and sweet potato and Bring to the boil in a saucepan. Use 1L filtered water as you’ll be keeping the juice.
Step 2 : Saute the chopped garlic, onions in olive oil for extra flavour until brown in a separate saucepan, then add the bone broth cubes. This step really enhances the flavour profile. Add some salt and pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon (a sprinkle to your liking, or more if you need).
Step 3 : Mix & Blend. Add the sautéed ingredients into the veggies saucepan with 2 heaped tablespoons of salted butter, stir and then turn off the stove. Blend it all together with a hand blender, just enough so it’s not too smooth, and still a little chunky.
Tip 1: Filtered water. Use filtered water in the boil for the veggies. If the water goes yellow, it’s likely there are phytochemicals in there that have leached from the veggies that we actually want to retain, especially if it’s organic.
Tip 2: Protein. You could add chicken or collagen powder to enhance the protein content of this soup unless you’re vegetarian.
Drink up, and sleep easy.
In my culture we say Sahtein when someone is enjoying a morsel. It’s the arabic way of saying enjoy your food and wishing someone great health at the same time. I love that.
It’s derived from the word sahha, which translates to health. Because we love hard, Sahtein is a double well wish.
As a kid, when my parents worked, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. Very grateful for their elegant wisdom & knowledge about etiquette, customs & action packed stories of a golden age in Lebanon. The more time goes by, the more honouring our Lebanese traditions feels like such a gift.