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Autumn Harvest Soup
serves 5-6

1 Tbsp. oil (optional)
1 large onion
1-2 cloves garlic
3 carrots (2 sliced, 1 grated)
1 large sweet potato, cubed
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 butternut (or sweet squash), cubed
1 tsp. sea salt
6-7 cups vegetable stock or water
2-3 Tbsp. tamari
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. herb salt such as Herbamare
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper

1. Dice onion and garlic and sauté in oil or water. Add sliced carrots, potatoes, squash, and sea salt to pot with enough stock (or water) to cover vegetables by an inch. Let simmer on low heat until vegetables are soft.
2. Remove 1/3 of the cooked vegetables with a strainer and blend with remaining stock (or water) until creamy. (Use less liquid for a thicker soup).
3.  Add the remaining seasonings and blend again. Return mixture to soup pot and simmer for 10 more minutes. Season to taste.

Delicious served immediately and even better when reheated the next day.

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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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7:43AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

typo> Love the creamy soup recipes.

7:34AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Great ideas. Soothing on the digestion too. Love there creamy Soups.

6:10PM PDT on Jul 20, 2011

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

3:02AM PST on Mar 1, 2011

The creamy potato soup sounds delicious ! I will definitely try it !

12:56PM PST on Feb 10, 2011

Great article with a lot of yummy looking recipes, thank you very much for sharing!

6:08PM PST on Jan 19, 2011


1:01PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

The basic foundation seems a very good idea, I'll try it this week. Some ingredients are not available in my country (Belgium) but I'll use my creativity to find similar vegetables.

2:47PM PST on Nov 23, 2010

Very nice! Can't wait to try the light lentil soup!

6:39PM PDT on Nov 5, 2010

Ina Mohan wrote;
"In India they have his fabulous hot spicy soup called "rasam". It can be eaten as appetizer, main dish with rice, side dish, and as flu remedy, as no virus survives this tasty combination of healthy spices and herbs in rasam very long. Here is the recipe:"

Ooh this recipe sounds yummy! Thanks! I had to do a search, but I found a simple recipe for the rasam powder called for so it is readily doable;

3/4 cup coriander seeds (dhania)
1/2 cup cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup red gram lentils (tuar dal)
1/4 cup peppercorns
6 red chillies

1:31AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010


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