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Anna Lena Phillips Bell: A Cheering Soup A blended soup of bright sweet potatoes, winter squash, or carrots helps me make it through all kinds of winter. Just about any of the ingredients can be adjusted, especially the varieties and proportions of vegetables and the combination of herbs and spices. I like this as a meal in itself, or it goes well with a salad, or bread and cheese, or steamed kale, or . . . A few sweet potatoes will make a surprising amount of soup, so use a big pot! Four to five sweet potatoes, or one to two butternut squash And possibly A couple of carrots, chopped A parsnip A single beet (if you need some pink in your life) &c. &c. One large onion, diced Several cloves of garlic, to taste, minced A little oil or butter Some dried thyme, or minced fresh herbs if any are growing (rosemary is nice!) And possibly A half-cup of red lentils, rinsed and carefully cleaned Minced ginger, for a spicier and sweeter-leaning soup A little cayenne Water And possibly (recommended!): Coconut milk or cream, or soy milk, or cream A little salt or Braggs Some garnishes: Toasted pumpkin seeds or toasted sunflower seeds A dollop of yogurt or sour cream or coconut cream, or a little cream or soymilk Minced fresh herbs, by themselves or tossed with melted butter or warmed olive oil Red pepper flakes /// 87 ///

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New Economy Chapbook Cookbook Volume 1  
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