Chilled Strawberry Soup

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients 

4 cups fresh Barrie Hill Farms strawberries          1 tbsp sugar

1 cup cranberry juice                                              1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

1 cup water                                                             juice of 1 lemon

1 cup low-fat yogurt

 

Slice six strawberries for garnish and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine remaining strawberries, cranberry juice, water, yogurt, sugar, mint, and lemon juice.

Puree the mixture in the bowl using an immersion blender or food processor and blend until smooth, then return to the bowl. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Serve garnished with strawberry slices.

Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup has a naturally sweet flavor and when combined with your favorite apples it is a super cozy comfort food that will make you want to curl up with a blanket, a book and a big spoon.

Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup from Barrie Hill Farms

Roasting the squash with a drizzle of maple syrup will result in a soup that will have the kids rubbing their tummies.

This would be the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner and can easily be made the day before. I loved the creaminess of this soup and found myself dipping apples and sourdough bread to get every drop!

Roasted Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup - Barrie Hill Farms

Tips for Preparing Your Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup

  • You can add a little or a lot of maple syrup depending on your desire for sweetness. This soup is great with no maple syrup as well. Keep an eye on it as it’s roasting. It can burn easily.
  • The toppings always make the soup! Apple slices, croutons, smoked pepitas (pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds and thyme are perfect with these flavors.
  • You can puree the soup in the pot with a hand blender but for super creaminess, I recommend a high speed blender like a Vitamix.
  • You can use butter or olive oil to saute your veggies. I used butter in this recipe because sometimes you just have to embrace a little decadence!

Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Maple Apple Soup has a naturally sweet flavor and when combined with your favorite apples it is a super cozy comfort food that will make you want to curl up with a blanket, a book and a big spoon.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Butternut squash maple apple soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups butternut squash (2 medium butternut squash), seeds removed
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 honey crisp or gala apple (or your favorite), chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups coconut milk or milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degree F. Cut squash in half lenghtwise. Drizzle the desired amount of maple syrup over each squash (or substitute olive oil). Place squash face side down on a baking sheet. Roast for 1 hour or until squash is tender when poked with a fork. Remove and cool for 10 minutes.

  • Heat butter in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions, and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent but not browned. Add apples, carrots and cinnamon and cook for 10 minutes. .
  • Once the squash is cooled, scoop it out and add to the pot along with the chicken broth and cinnamon and simmer for 20 minutes, covered. Remove from heat Add milk, salt and pepper.
    Place half of the soup in your blender and blend until creamy. At this point, you can add more chicken broth or milk if it's not thin enough. Return to pot and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

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Sweet Corn Soup

Sweet corn from the farmers’ market is one of the best things about summer and when you include it in this scrumptious soup recipe, you’ll love the creamy goodness that seems to leap on to your spoon.

Sweet Corn Soup (Gluten-Free) | Barrie Hill Farms

You know I’m a huge fan of soup so when I saw this beautiful recipe in Debbie Adler’s latest cookbook,  Sweet, Savory & Free, I knew I had to make it.

Debbie Adler | Sweet, Savory & Free

All of Debbie’s fabulous recipes are plant based without any of the top 8 food allergens.  Best of all, they are delicious!

Her journey to embrace plant-based recipes has come through personal experience – her son has many food allergies – and she has consequently spent years researching the right foods for him, for her business (Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes) and for her readers.  This book is the result of hard work and dedication to discovering exactly what we need to eat to lead healthy lives.

Debbie Adler | Sweet, Savory & Free

And this beautiful corn is exactly what I need in my healthy soup!  With onion, garlic, celery and parsnips, this dish is a summer flavorfest.

Sweet Corn from Barrie Hill Farms

Sweet Corn Soup (Gluten-Free) | Simply Fresh Dinners

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than a bowl of this healthy goodness that everyone can enjoy!

Sweet Corn Soup (Gluten-Free) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Sweet Corn Soup

Sweet corn soup is the kind of dish you can have year round but the best part of summer is the deliciously sweet corn from the farmers' markets and when you use it in this dish, you'll be thinking of the second bowl before you're even half-way through the first
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet corn
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • Reserved kernels from soup
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Scrape the kernels from the corncob, set aside about 3 tablespoons, and add the rest to a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut aminos, garlic, celery, parsnip, and nutritional yeast and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and the vegetables are slightly tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, cover the pot, and let the soup simmer until the vegetables are fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the soup in batches to a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender.
  • o make the topping: Toast the reserved corn kernels in a skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Serve the soup immediately, topped with the toasted corn kernels, scallion, and a grind of black pepper.

Notes

SERVING SIZE: 2 CUPS
Calories 150; Total Fat 5.3g; Protein 6.3g;
Cholesterol 0.0g; Sodium 280mg; Fiber 6.9g;
Sugars 2.0g; Total Carbohydrate 24.0g
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