If you are feeling the chill this winter, then it must mean that it is time for some soup! I have to admit that I don't just save soup for winter, I love soup at any time of the year! Not only is it tasty & delicious, it is also the best way to fight off colds, flu's & just a good way to keep warm. If I have indulged a little too much on yummy goodies (chocolate!!) I will then have a couple of days of soup for lunch to make my brain think that I am being really healthy!! LOL! My all time fave soup is this version that I created of an old fave, pumpkin soup. I have added sweet potato but you can substitute the sweet potato if you don't like it.
In your largest saucepan or stock pot (I use a stock pot) 3/4 fill it with pumpkin cut into 1 inch pieces.
Fill the rest of the pot with sweet potato, peeled & chopped into 1-2cm rounds.
Make sure to stir the veggies every 5 minutes or so till they are softened & lightly browned. If needed add more oil if they are sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add in 1 tablespoon of minced or crushed garlic & 1 teaspoon of curry powder.
Toss the garlic & curry through until all the veggies are coated
Fill the pot so that all the veggies are well covered with water.
Turn down low & let simmer for 30 minutes. Using a stick blender, puree until it is nice & smooth.
Serve with a few chopped chives & parsley to garnish.
You can also serve with some crusty bread or croutons.
This soup will certainly warm your belly!