Do the crisp air and shorter days of fall suddenly have you longing to whip up some comforting foods that will make you feel warm inside? Us too! So we were glad to don our chef’s hats and aprons to create a healthy and tasty meal that everyone in your household is sure to love!
What could be better than a succulent soup that features the best seasonal offerings as we take advantage of the abundant goodness of nature? Are you drowning in apples that you don’t know what to do with after your traditional annual family apple-picking adventure?
Here’s the perfect opportunity to showcase this delicious fruit, and to reward everyone who helped with the harvest and make their mouths water! We bet everyone will sing the praises of this tasty pumpkin, apple and curry soup.
A delightful creation of Cascades TuffTM, with the enthusiastic approval of Cascades FluffTM and the entire team!
Makes 4 to 6 portions
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash, diced
- 1/2 cup apples, diced
- 2 tbsp. red curry paste
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Salt and pepper
- A few coriander leaves
- Clean your work surface with Cascades TuffTM and a cleaning product.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan and sauté the onion, pumpkin or butternut squash and apple for approximately 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, coconut milk and curry paste, and mix well. Allow to simmer for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool, and then use an electric mixer to blend until smooth.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
Don’t you just love the magnificent colours of fall? Are you looking for exciting ideas for outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy? That’s great, because after apple picking comes … pumpkin picking!
Why not make it a family outing and pick your own at a pumpkin-picking farm? A beautiful sunny day, a family picnic with a big thermos filled with homemade soup, and off you go! Everyone into the car! This year, you will be the talk of the town with the best decorated pumpkins in the neighbourhood!
In keeping with our appreciation of the generosity of nature, don’t forget to pick up some wonderfully tasty squash once Halloween is over. There are a thousand and one ways to enjoy squash, from soup to tajine, and even dessert! (Oh yes! Pumpkin pie really does exist, and it’s well worth the trip: Recipe).
If you don’t have time to cook, stock your freezer with squash after it has been cut up and cleaned. Now it’s ready to be used whenever you want it! You will be glad of the chance to prolong the pleasure of fall well into the winter months, and to warm up your household with quick and delicious dishes!