Soup is what I do when I need a reset foodwise. It feels like, no…. I should say we have been eating non-stop for the last two weeks. Holiday meals, parties, grabbing food at the mall while we finish our shopping. In truth I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen just cooking. I’ve finished a few desserts. Made an app or two to take to a party. I have made many cups of coffee. But just cooking to eat food? making something nourishing? not so much. We spent 3 days in hockey arenas.. yes that is arenas . I have never consumed nor allowed to be consumed so many french fries.
A rich and comforting soup full of sweet winter vegetables. Good for the freezer too — and sometime in January when you have absolutely no time for dinner you will thank me.
A warm vegan soup for the cooler months full of rich root vegetables and sweetened with coconut milk.
And as much as I like holiday food, I’m ready for something filling and wholesome. Snow day food. Sitting around watching movies in wool socks kind a food. This is Boxing Day food. And I think it is the best kind.
So at the very last-minute, as I’m running out the door before the slue of games scheduled for the day, I threw this soup in the slow cooker. I call this a “what do I have on hand?” soup. Sometimes those are the best.
Our Nanny is leaving soon.
Lets read that one more time to feel the full gravity of the situation.
A light all veggie soup. I’m normally not a fan of dill, but in this soup it really works and adds a nice freshness. I used super sweet mini peppers for this soup. Stick with yellow or orange peppers to complement the colour of the carrots in the final dish. The honey helps bring out the sweetness of the vegetables, only a touch is needed and I don’t suggest you skip it. I used water for the base of this soup. Just plain water lets the veggies shine through.