Monday, September 23, 2013

Kuri-Apple-Coconut Soup : Gluten Free, Vegan

I think you'll love this.  I grew these little Japanese Squash (Kuri) this year and really like their starchy, mild-tasting flesh.  It blends well.  A high rotation blender like Vitamix or Blendex is a great investment at this time of the year (or if you are into smoothies at any time of the year, for that matter.)


    1 medium Kuri Squash, scrubbed and steamed until soft -- Scoop out seeds
    1 large Granny Smith Apple, diced
    1 medium Onion, diced
    2 tsp. grated fresh Ginger
    4 cloves Garlic, chopped
    2 C. apple juice
    14 oz / 400 ml Coconut Milk
    5 C. water (with about 1/4 C. Apple Cider Vinegar incl) (adjust as desired)
    2 tsp Salt
    Pepper, to taste

**additional ingredients that I added:
        2 C. cooked brown rice and beans (from fridge)
        2 T. Turmeric
        2 T. Curry Powder


Steam the entire squash (skin and all).  Remove the seeds and ends, but keep the skin and pulp around the skin. Sauté the apple and onion in boiling Water for about 5 minutes to soften. Add ginger and garlic and stir for 1 minute more. Add the remainder of the ingredients at this time and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and cook until everything is soft, approximately 30 minutes.

Whirl up  in a blender or food processor. Grate black pepper on top.

This is such a lovely, comforting, delicious soup-- I think you'll love it!

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