Autumn & Winter are often seen as seasons of death. I do not agree with this mentality. Autumn & Winter are filled with vibrant life, rebirth, crisp air, and a lingering feeling of comfort and love. It is a time to get back to your roots, and the produce of the season allows you to just do that. This soup is incredibly simple, flavorful and grounding. I have been making this soup for years and recently had the honor of sharing it with a wonderful group of women at the Pancha Living Autumn/Winter Ayurveda Wellness Workshop! Filled with healing goodness this soup will keep you feeling fantastic throughout the season! I urge you all to embrace this beautiful season, and see it as a time of necessary endings and spectacular new beginnings! Enjoy! xo
2 lbs Carrots
4 Bulbs of Fennel, Quartered
2 Sweet or yellow onions
5-6 cloves garlic
4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
4-5 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons pink salt
1 teaspoon pepper
96 ounces of Veggie Broth- Homemade or your favorite brand
Plain Almond or coconut yogurt whipped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
First wash and prep your veggies. I cut the carrots in half, fennel in quarters, onions in quarters. Put carrots, fennel and onions in a large roasting pan and drizzle olive oil, turmeric, salt and pepper over the veggies. Roast for 15-20 minutes depending on oven and then add garlic cloves and thyme.
Put your broth in a large pot over heat. Add bay leaf and a tied bushel of thyme, sage, and rosemary. Allow broth to boil with these herbs while your veggies continue to roast. When your veggies are delightfully roasted, about 30- 35 minutes more or less depending on your oven, remove from oven and add all veggies to broth. Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes to build the flavor. Once simmered, remove bay leaf and tied bushel of herbs. Add soup to vitamix in batches and blend until creamy.
To make almond cream. Simply whip plain almond yogurt until light and creamy! Top the soup with a dollop of this cream and sprinkle some more thyme leaves for garnish! Enjoy! xo