Here in my part of the world, the clocks will be going back this weekend, so the evenings will start to draw in. I can't believe how quickly this year seems to be passing by. I thought I would type in a recipe for a heart-warming soup today and perhaps you might like to try it sometime.
Squash & sweet potato soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 medium red chillies, deseeded and chopped
2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
1 butternut squash - around 750g - peeled and roughly chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 medium tomatoes, skinned and diced
1.7 litres hot vegetable stock
A hearty, warming soup spiced up with chilli and coriander. Add some sour cream for extra depth and flavour (or I might use Creme Fraiche).
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 8 people
Course: Soups, starters & snacks
1 Heat the olive oil in a large pan and fry the onion until soft - around 10 minutes. Add the chilli and coriander seeds to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
2 Add the squash, sweet potatoes and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the hot stock, then cover and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
3 Whiz the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Reheat until piping hot..
Serve with hot crusty bread, and enjoy!