This is a spicy-sweet warming soup for a cold day. And since soup helps you feel full and eat less, this recipe is a great start to any meal.

Jesús González of Rancho La Puerta
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook broth in a large, heavy saucepan, reducing it by half to concentrate flavors.

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  • Heat oil in a medium sauté pan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

  • Add ginger, potato, and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add coconut milk and bell pepper; cover and cook 5 more minutes. Add reduced broth to vegetable mixture; season with pepper. Cover and cook until all vegetables are tender.

  • In blender or food processor, puree soup in small batches until smooth. Adjust seasonings.

  • Serve in warm soup bowls. Garnish with apple or pear cubes, if desired.

  • Variation: Garnish with a combination of scallions and chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 4g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 1g; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 2g; cholesterolmg; iron 1mg; sodium 363mg; calcium 22mg.