So my toddler's new favorite food is creamed vegetable soups. Naturally I am really happy about this. He has always seemed to have texture/chewing issue with veggies unless they were really mushy (overcooked). With the pureed veggie soups, he loves the flavors and gets all sorts of awesome vitamins! So far we have had (and loved) coconut-ginger-carrot soup, broccoli-potato, broccoli-spinach and kale-tomato-white bean (I actually just pureed him some of the stew we ate of this, kind of like feeding a little baby! haha). I am looking for your favorite cream soup flavor combinations. I have a good basic recipe for making any kind but I thought I would find some good flavor combination ideas on here :) I think next we will try a kale-potato, or maybe butternut/pumpkin and roasted garlic.
- categoryNutrition Good Eatingtagged by System, 12/4/11
Related Forum Threads
- Taste of minimally processed milk? Last post on Today at 9:44 am in Nutrition and Good Eating
- Help! Need to make gelt! Ideas to make a mold? Last post on Yesterday at 6:43 am in Nutrition and Good Eating
- A question about cooking pork tenderloin Last post on 12/14/13 at 7:29pm in Nutrition and Good Eating
- Cut Out/"Sugar"/Holiday Cookie Challenge (Allergies) Last post on 12/16/13 at 12:21pm in Nutrition and Good Eating
- Holiday cookies - share your best recipe! Last post on Today at 1:40 pm in Nutrition and Good Eating
Guest Blogger Patty James on Eating the Rainbow
Last edited: 3/15/13
- Obese Parents, Obese Children = A Big Fat Problem in AmericaLast edited: 3/13/13
- La petit gourmandLast edited: 3/6/13
- Feeding Your Children Part V: Practical TipsLast edited: 2/27/13
- Eat Your Brussels SproutsLast edited: 3/7/13
'Cream' soup ideaspost #1 of 912/4/11 at 9:50pmThread Starterpost #2 of 912/4/11 at 10:07pmpost #3 of 912/4/11 at 10:29pm
My kids love orange soup.
Saute onions (could use garlic also).
Add butternut squash OR pumpkin OR sweet potato, and bunch of carrots. If you add too much of the pumpkin / squash / sweet potato it will be very sweet. I woudl say mine is about 70% carrot and 30% the other veg.
You can add cream or milk, but don't need to. I like to do this in the crock put all day (put onions in a couple of hours before to "saute" in the crock), and then blend it right before supper right in the crock. It also freezes really well.post #4 of 912/5/11 at 1:05am
We love pumpkin soup.
1-2 brown onions, roughly chopped
about 750g of pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
enough water or stock to cover the vegetables
salt and pepper to taste
finely chopped fresh parsley or chives.
Put onions and pumpkin in a large pot and cover with water or stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer until the pumpkin is tender (about 20-30 minutes depending on how small the pieces are). Remove from heat. Blend with a stick blender (or ladle into a normal blender) until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls. If desired, put a dollop of yoghurt in the centre and sprinkle with chopped herbs.post #5 of 912/5/11 at 1:41am
I made a really good squash soup with I had a kabocha which I had previously roasted. I sauteed an onion and 3 cloves of garlic in plenty of butter and coconut oil, pureed that with the squash, returned it to the pot and added two vegetable bouillion cubes, a spoonful or so of yellow curry powder, a quarter to a half a spoon of ginger, salt & pepper (and maybe a bit of cumin too). It was so good, my kids ate it all except the one bowl I had.post #6 of 912/5/11 at 5:53ampost #7 of 912/5/11 at 7:06am
purees we do-
apple/squash (acorn and long neck & arkansas black apples/chicken stock) with bacon
pumpkin (long neck squash/chicken stock ) - warmed up with cream or coconut milk and red curry paste
tomato (chicken stock)
blue potato (veggie stock)
curried carrot (veggie stock and or chicken stock)
seafood bisque (pork stock)
broccoli cheese (veggie stock)
adding cream to allpost #8 of 912/5/11 at 10:21amThread Starter
Master recipe for cream of vegetable soups:
1 1/3-1/2 cups aromatics- carrots, leeks, garlic, onions, celery, shallots, or ginger; whatever goes best with your soup
-saute until onions/garlic soften, or brown if desired, in 2 tbls (or a little more) of your desired fat. When they are readyf or the next step, add in any spice you want for the soup (curry, coriander/cumin, mustard seed, paprika, etc)
Add in your choice of main vegetable, or a mix- about 1 1/2 lbs total of veggie. Simmer with 5 cups of liquid (or more or less, but if you do too little it will be hard to puree) such as stock, water, or coconut/dairy milk (for only part of it). Add 3 tbs of a flavoring liquid, such as white, vermouth, sherry, apple cider or orange juice. Simmer 20 minutes or until tender.
Puree in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Return to the pan (or a clean pan) and finish with 1 tsp or so acid (lemon/lime juice is best, or vinegar) and 1/4 cup cream, buttermilk or yogurt, if desired. Garnish with herbs, minced cooked bacon/prosciutto, nuts, croutons, etcpost #9 of 912/5/11 at 12:15pm
I'm making cream of tomato this week. Other faves are cream of spinach, cream of mushroom, and cream of parsnip. I also make a pumpkin soup out of canned pumpkin (quick and easy - you could use squash) with spicy sausage in it - pumpkin soups need a LOT of salt.
Cream of cauliflower - with some blue cheese for the adults. Yum.
It doesn't need to be cream of - you can puree almost any soup. Borscht is sometimes served pureed - cabbage, potato, beet.
Avocado soup (I make this in the blender - served at room temp).
Corn Chowder - really, any chowder
Really, almost anything you might find in your veggie drawer can be made into a soup.
Just be sure to remove any meat chunks before pureeing.
- Obese Parents, Obese Children = A Big Fat Problem in America
- › do vaccinations during pregnancy really protect the baby? 8 minutes ago
- › Enter the Hyland's Holiday Challenge! 26 minutes ago
- › Declining the Hep B Vax 33 minutes ago
- › Whatcha Eating? 39 minutes ago
- › First time UCer..What advice would you give? 58 minutes ago
- › Under what circumstances, if any, would you transfer to a hospital? 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
- › Can the Dead Really Live Again?? 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
- › How Likely is it to go into Labor Before a 39 Week Scheduled... 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
- › first semester homeschooling thoughts and questions 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
- › Nursing Mamas 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
- › Bear Stays Up for Christmas by rosemarievpaulson
- › The Night Before Christmas by rjdoghouse
- › The Polar Express by sassyfirechick
- › Polar Express by Melanie Mayo
- › The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the... by Terry Stafford
- › The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Terry Stafford
- › The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Fembot
- › The Snow Queen by Astraia
- › The Snowy Day by janonia
- › Christmas in the Big Woods by Melanie Mayo
- › Five Free, Festive Ways to Have Fun at Christmas by Monica S
- › Cosleeping in a Coca-Cola Commercial by Brian Leaf
- › Terms and Conditions: BabyKicks and The... by Cynthia Mosher
- › Should You Care About the Photo of Gisele... by Monica S
- › Christmas Through Their Eyes by AmandaK
- › 6 Mistakes People Make When a Friend's... by momofnatasha
- › Hyland's Holiday Challenge Mothering... by JenniO11
- › Lead in Christmas Lights, Toxic Decorations... by Amy Serotkin
- › Can Attachment Parents Put Their Own... by KidsInTheHouse
- › Phases of a Nursling by OliviaHinebaugh