Cooking with Aubrey

Roasted Root Veggie Soup

I can’t get enough soup recipes. To prepare for the week ahead and the rainy windy weather, I stocked up on potatoes, parsnips, carrots and rutabagas at the grocery store. As the wind was whipping, this soup is simmering away on the stove. This recipe is flexible. Ideally you want about a cup of each of the veggies, for a total of 5 cups of vegetables roasting on the baking sheet.

The apple cider vinegar is a dominant flavor, with its bold tartness. Studies have shown apple cider vinegar to be beneficial to the immune system, an added bonus in this season of colds and flus. This soup will help warm and nourish you after a chilly run or dreary cool weather evenings.

Roasted Root Veggie Soup

Ingredients:

  •  2-3 medium potatoes
  • 3-4 parsnips
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 rutabagas
  • Olive oil
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1-2 onions, chopped
  • ½-1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups stock (veggie or chicken)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Cut off the top third of the head of garlic. Sprinkle a little oil on top of the exposed cut and loosely wrap the garlic in foil. Place the garlic in the oven to roast.
  2. Peel and dice the potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, and rutabagas into 1 inch cubes. Toss the veggies with 3 Tbsp of oil. Spread the vegetables evenly onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Roast for about 15 minutes.
  3. In a soup pot, melt the butter. Add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the roasted veggies and apple cider. Continue to cook until the cider is reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the stock, thyme, sage and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the garlic from the oven. Squeeze the garlic from the bulbs into a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Stir it into the soup. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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Aubrey Schultz

Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at aubrey@getoutnplay.biz

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