Delicious Parsnip and Pear Soup




By Jordan Miller;

We are well into winter season here in Canada, so what better way to keep ourselves warm and healthy by eating delicious soups. Today we bring you one of our personal favourite soups (courtesy of Irene McGuinness). Once you wrap your taste buds around this dish, you won't believe that this soup is actually really good for you! It's loaded with many essential nutrients, so much so, that if you eat this everyday, your sure to keep the bugs away. Surely, we don't mean to literally eat it every day, but I think you catch the drift. We hope you get the chance to try it out - let us know what you think.

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Parsnip and Pear Soup

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
2 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 parsnips, peeled and chopped
3 large pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable stock
2 large thyme sprigs
1 tsp (5 mL) ground turmeric
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger or 1/2 of fresh ginger
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

Heat oil in large saucepan.

Add leeks and garlic into saucepan and sauté until soft, not golden. Add parsnips and continue to sauté over medium-low heat until almost soft, about 10 minutes. Add stock, thyme, seasonings, and pears. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.

Remove thyme stems. Remove from heat. Cool mixture before puréeing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add a little more stock if soup is too thick for your liking. Serve topped with a few pistachio nuts.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information:

Each serving contains: 165 calories; 4 g protein; 4 g total fat (0 g trans fat); 30 g carbohydrates; 5 g fibre; 180 mg sodium


Your question: Do you have any favourite soups? (post your comments below)

Sources:
http://www.alive.com
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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.


1 comment:

  1. Yum! I am going to try this soon. Thanks!

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