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Warming Orange Soup

imageAnything better than a hot soup after a long walk out on a bright winter day?

This is yet another variation of a vegetable purée soup. Orange things, orange, sweet potato and carrot, for brightness and strength and some chilli to spice it up. Add some cottage cheese for protein and extra nutrition.

For a big bowl you will need

500 g carrots, 500 sweet potato, 1 onion, all peeled and chopped

2 cloves of garlic, 1 red chilli, juice of 1/2 an orange, 1 l water, salt and pepper

Cook the carrots, onion and sweet potato. Add the garlic and chilli towards the end of cooking. You can also use dried chilli but beware, it is usally much stronger. Purée the soup in a mixer. Add the orange juice and salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

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#37 Plate with Roasted Autumn Vegetables

A plateful of roasted vegetables for dinner.

For two you will need:  a pumpkin, a sweet potato and a persimmon fruit. A handful of baby spinach, a table-spoon of olive oil and a handful of hazelnuts.

Turn the oven on to 175 C and place the pumpkin on an oven plate. Roast for 40 min and then add the sliced sweet potato. Bake for 20 minutes. Add the sliced fruit and bake for 10 min. Place a handful of baby spinach on a plate and then the vegetables. Sprinkle on some olive oil and chopped hazelnuts.
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#13 Roasted Veggie Salad

imageMy sis served me something similar to this a couple of weeks ago. The warm salad was very delicious and spicy. The recipe is found at willfrolicforfood site and is called magic autumn salad.

Once again I did not have all the ingredients of the recipe in the pantry and a bit of improving was needed. I changed some of the veggies and the fruit. I used chili instead of Cheyenne pepper. I think the dressing turned out wonderful with the cilantro paste. Can you believe I was out of Dijon mustard? Actually still am.

Here you have the recipe in short and it is for four:

Half a sweet potato, half of a large zucchini, one apple, 2 small onions, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and two dried chillies

Spinach and rocket, even kale. A handful of chopped roasted nuts and a handful of chopped dried apricot.

Dressing: 1/2 dl balsamic vinegar, 1/2 dl olive oil, 2 tsp cilantro paste, ground black pepper and 1 tbsp mustard seed

Peel and dice the veggies. Place all but the apple on an baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake in 175 C for 20 min. Add the apple. Put all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar, close the lid and shake.

Build the salad on a large plate starting with the greens. Add the warm veggies and mix in the nuts and apricot. Pour in the dressing or half of it so that people can add their plates if they wish.

Serve as such or with a grilled chicken or meat.

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