It seems like spring is just around the corner.
Oh, how I long for the warm sunny days, the colorful produce, the green leaves, and even the smell of spring and summer.
Fresh flowers on the table every day with herbs and fresh veggies from the garden.
I’m dreaming ~ lost in my own little world of fantasy.
At the same time, I’ll continue to hold on to my favorite fall and winter veggies. Squash, sweet potatoes, and dig in the dirt root veggies. Oh, and don’t you forget how I adore all those apples.
Thus, the creation of a warming bowl of creamy Parsnip Apple Soup on those still blustery winter-spring days displays the perfection of timing.
Parsnip Apple Soup
1 Tbs. Kerrygold butter, coconut oil, or olive oil
1 small shallot, chopped
1 giant parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped
1 medium honeycrisp (or slightly sweet and slightly tart) apple, cored and chopped
1 cup Kettle & Fire grass-fed bone broth** (or veggie broth for the vegan version)
1 cup pastured cream (or full-fat coconut milk for the vegan version)
sea salt and pepper
toasted hazelnuts, chopped (optional)
freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
Melt the butter or oil in medium stockpot over low heat. Add the shallot and salt and pepper and sauté until golden and caramelized, stirring every so often. Add the parsnip and apple and continue to sauté until the snip and apple are golden brown.
Add 1 cup broth and bring to a rolling bowl. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes, until the parsnips are super soft.
Using an immersion blender, or a traditional blender, puree the soup until super smooth.
Stir in 1 cup of heavy cream or coconut milk and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with fresh apple slices, toasted hazelnuts, and fresh ground nutmeg.
**By the way, Kettle & Fire Grass-Fed Organic Beef Bone Broth is totally amazing. Yes, amazing, I tell you.
We started Kettle & Fire with one thing in mind: create the healthiest and best bone broth on the market. From the very beginning, this mission has fueled our search to find the best co-packer, the best bones, the best ingredients, and the best packaging. We feel that we have been successful in each category, and are excited to share with you our bone broth.
Only the BEST ingredients:
Each batch of our bone broth uses only certified organic ingredients, and marrow bones from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle.
Marrow bones from pasture raised, grass-fed cows, organic carrots, organic onions, organic celery, organic bay leaves, organic parsley, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of black peppercorn, sea salt, and thyme.