Left over baked veg soup

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As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. After having an infected tooth extracted this week, I was on strict orders to eat runny food and then to eat soft food for a few days. As a girl who loves her crunch, this proved to be a bit of a challenge. Today, inspired by the Teresa Cutter Roasted Pumpkin + Carrot Soup, I threw together this little smooth gem for lunch.

Ingredients

  • Left over roasted carrot (4-6 small pieces)
  • Left over roasted sweet potato  (4-6 small pieces)
  • Left over roasted pumpkin  (4-6 small pieces)
  • Home made chicken stock (I used about 12 ice cube sized pieces)
  • Small handful of thyme & parsley from my garden (using dried organic herbs is fine or anything that takes your fancy really)
  • 3-4 sprigs of Russian Kale (anything green is fine – you could also use broccoli, spinach or something else)
  • Pepper & Salt to taste

Method

Throw everything in to your Vitamix blender or any other decent quality blender or food processor.  Finish off with some fresh herbs (I used chives) and a dollop of butter.

Notes

  1. While the Vitamix will heat the soup up over a period of 4-5 minutes, I actually prefer to blend until smooth and do my heating in a saucepan. Why? For a couple of reasons. Firstly, so I don’t have to listen to the blender run for 5 minutes. Cooking is a ZEN thing for me, so it’s a little distracting. Secondly, I like to toss in ingredients that I don’t want blended. If you had a Thermomix, you could do it all in that, but I’m not quite that fancy, so I use a saucepan.
  2. The baked veg were all baked in coconut oil the night before. I prefer Coconut Magic, but Loving Earth comes in a really close second for me. Most other oils, including olive oil, start to go rancid when you cook them.
  3. Shop Naturally is an authorized Vitamix Australia retailer. The motor in these babies is covered under a 7 year warranty. At the time of posting this recipe, the blenders were 20% off and we were offering 50% off gift vouchers at the time of purchase. Please check the current pricing in our shop as this offer can change without notice. Most people choose the 50% off gift voucher purchase and get $200 worth of health food or Lock and Lock containers for $100 to kickstart their pantry makeover. You can, however, spend the gift vouchers on anything in store (except Vitamix accessories), so you can also kickstart your organic skin care regime or buy $200 worth of organic chocolate if you really want to !! Others choose to put the gift certificate towards a high end water filter, which comes in handy with the blender too.

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