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This easy recipe for roasted pumpkin soup can be made with sugar or Cinderella pumpkin (pictured), Hokkaido squash, Red Kuri, Kabocha, or any other deep orange, dense squash. Squash and pumpkin are rich in nutrients, especially beta-carotene, and very nourishing to the spleen and stomach. Roasting the vegetables creates a rich and more complex flavor, and actually makes for an easy soup: all you do is add water to the roasted veggies. You can add a dab of Romesco Sauce when serving to give a bit... of extra richness to the soup, but we like it as is! If you're looking for a spicier and more complex flavor, try Thai Style Pumpkin Soup.
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This classic, low fat, vegan butternut squash and apple soup recipe is rich in beta-carotene, and is strengthening for the spleen and digestion. It is perfect for grounding and centering the nervous system and is appropriate for any time of day, including breakfast. If you are not fond of sage, use rosemary or thyme instead.
Other squash soup options include Grounding Soup, fragrant Curried Winter Squash and Sweet Potato Stew, hearty Southwestern Squash Soup with Cumin and Corn, or lycopene-rich... Tomato, Squash and Vegetable Soup.
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This recipe for millet and vegetable soup hits the spot on a cool day, and can be a one-pot meal. It is an excellent savory breakfast option. You can vary the vegetables according to what you have on hand, or your mood, but make sure you always use the base of carrot/celery/onion. Toasting the millet adds another layer of flavor to the soup.
Another popular soup with grain in it is Mushroom Barley Soup, and this vegan version is strengthening for digestion and excellent for building the blood.
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Mild curry adds anti-inflammatory and digestive spices to this hearty, comforting soup. Add greens to the pot or serve them on the side along with cornbread or millet for a delicious, easy supper. For a soup with a little more kick, try Curried Red Lentil Soup with Jalapeno. Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup is lighter than most bean soups, with an interestingly complex flavor of cumin and coriander enhanced by a touch of lemon when serving.