Enjoy a spoonful of Autumn

This is a soup I like to call “autumn in a pot.” Not only is it delicious, and moreish, but it is easy to make and filled with anti-oxidants and Vitamin A; the perfect combination to boost your immune system in a tasty way.


2 cups pumpkin (you can use 1 can of pumpkin, but make sure it is pure pumpkin and not the kind used for pies)
2 cups carrots
2 cups butternut squash
2 cups sweet potato
6 cloves of garlic, peeled, leaving whole
1 small Vidalia (or sweet) onion, chopped
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
Broth: Your choice, you can use vegetable, chicken, beef, or if you don’t have broth on hand you can use water
1.5  tsp. ground turmeric
1.5  tsp. ginger, ground
salt to taste


Preheat oven to 450F

Lay all the vegetables and garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.

Lay a few sprigs of fresh rosemary on top of the vegetables

Roast for 30 – 40 minutes (until you can pierce the vegetables easily with a fork)

Once roasted, remove the rosemary, add all the vegetables into a large pot, and then add your stock (or water), enough to cover all the vegetables.

Add the seasonings (turmeric, ginger).

Bring to a low boil, then immediately turn the heat down and simmer for one hour.

After an hour of cooking, stir in the orange juice, and taste. This is where you check if you need to add more salt.

Simmer for another 30 minutes.

Using a Vita-Mix, or Blender, or hand blender, blend the soup.

Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency, and stir.

Spoon into bowls and top with your favourite toppings.

Topping Suggestions:

Roasted pumpkin seeds
Chopped Chives
Chopped apple
Any of your favorite nuts or seeds
Drizzle with Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, or sour cream

2 responses to “Enjoy a spoonful of Autumn”

  1. Selena! I made this soup and it is truly delicious! I really enjoy your blog as well. Hope you are well. Time has a way like nothing else of allowing our heart to open itself up to joy once again if we allow it. I hope you are finding joyful moments.

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Hi, Terry. I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup recipe and the blog. I appreciate your comments and support.

      I’ve been battling a horrible flu virus for the past 2 weeks, but I’m on the mend and will be posting a new recipe soon.

      I hope you are finding new joy as well. Hugs


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