Here is a recipe that I recently came across that is inspired by the new farm-to-table movement. Farm fresh produce like sweet potatoes, squash, apples and pears are abundant as the Harvest Season continues.
Creamy Sweet Potato, Pear and Ginger Bisque
Adapted by IFood
4 T. canola oil (it's okay to use olive oil)
4 cups chopped onions (about 3 large onions)
2 tsp. ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh, grated ginger
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
2 medium pears, peeled and cut into pieces
8-10 cups vegetable broth
2 cups heavy cream
In a large pot, heat oil. Add onion and cook a bout 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the spices and ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Add the potatoes, carrots, pears, and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Using an immersion blender, purée the mixture. Add cream and slowly re-heat. Serve hot.
Yield: Serves 10-12. This soup freezes well. Reheat slowly to avoid scorching.
Recipe Courtesy of IFood and inspired by Michelle Obama who in my opinion continues to out-shine her hubby with her style, elegance and grace
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