Depending on where you reside, once again, Mother Nature is causing you to hibernate. Hopefully, you’ve taken the time to replenish and stockpile a few much-needed food supplies. Bravo to you! So, while you will be catching up on your favorite television or cable shows, this is the perfect time to hop in the kitchen and make yourself some tasty and heartwarming soup.

Grab a baking sheet and roughly chop your pumpkin(squash), carrots, onions, and garlic. Drizzle veggies with a little olive oil or any good oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper and roast in oven for approximately 30 minutes at 380 to 400 degrees. The roasting will bring out the nuttiness and natural sugar in these veggies.

Spoon roasted veggies in a blender and add chicken broth (or, fresh tap water will do). Puree veggies to the consistency you prefer; then add to a sturdy stock pot. Do a taste test and if needed further add more seasoning, toss in fresh thyme or any dried herb. Allow pureed soup to simmer on low heat with lid on for a few minutes.

Serve your pumpkin(squash)/carrot soup with a crusty garlic bread or warm croutons. Garnish with fresh herb of choice.

Guys, keep warm and as always, be kind to your loved ones as well as your beautiful palates. Grab for that ‘blankie’ or fave sweater. Be safe!!

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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