Thats me back from Marmaris, Turkey! I had a fabulous time, although unfortunately the food in our hotel left a lot to be desired 😦 (I’ll know to look at hotel reviews BEFORE I book next time!). I was intent on trying authentic Turkish food in some nice restaurants, however, I was struck down with a gut wrenching (literally) tummy bug for the last 3 days and just couldn’t face anything too adventurous! I did have a gorgeous mushroom sauce with a steak one night; I will endeavour to recreate it for the blog! Plus… I took a sneaky photo of a Turkish menu, with the descriptions in them. They will be investigated in the future!
So, what with the tummy bug and a week’s worth of alcoholic indulgences… a major detox was required! What better way to detox than with some lovely, veggie packed soup? Obviously I use the term “detox” loosely (soup aint the same without buttery bread!), but it’s a step in the right direction!
I got this recipe from the Good Housekeeping Cookery Book – The Cook’s Classic Companion. This was given to me as a birthday gift from my fellow food loving buddy (thanks Stevo) and my mouth waters with each turn of the page!
The original recipe calls for chillies and tomatoes, however, I decided to omit these, in an attempt to maintain the lovely flavours of the butternut squash and sweet potato. The soup really doesn’t miss either of these ingredients; I personally think it’s utterly moreish! I brought some into work for my friend Jayne’s lunch today and she enjoyed it too… Sweet Mother of Lucifer oh how I love the praise!
Such a simple combination!
Ingredients (serves 4-6 dependant on greed):
1 onion, diced
2tsp ground coriander
1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1.7 litres vegetable stock (I used 3 veg stock cubes)
Fry the onion in a little oil until soft. Add the coriander and stir.
Add the squash and potatoes and fry for 5 mins.
Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 20 mins, or until the veg is soft.
Blend until smooth (I used my hand blender), then season to taste.
This soup could not be easier! Please give it a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy 🙂