Inspiration for the Season:
Recipes to boost your Immune System During Challenging Times
Whilst Debbie can’t tailor the recipes on a blog to every individual’s conditions and body the way she does with her clients, she does hand-select the recipes based on healthy ingredients put together in the most inspiring ways. Inspiration is the best step towards embracing genuine nourishment!
You MUST make sure that all ingredients you use are compatible with your own individual medical conditions, medications, allergies and goals.
This week’s recipe is something a little different, because part of keeping your immune system healthy is enjoying life – so treat yourself to something surprising with these…
Roasted Parsnip Soup with Walnut Pesto
from Bon Appetit
2 pounds medium parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted
2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (such as tarragon, flat-leaf parsley, and chives)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
4 cups vegetable stock
Preheat oven to 400°. Toss parsnips with 1 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Arrange parsnips in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender and lightly caramelized, 22–25 minutes.
Meanwhile, pulse walnuts and herbs in a mini-processor until very finely chopped. (Alternatively, crush walnuts and herbs with a mortar and pestle to form a coarse paste.) Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil and lemon juice and pulse to combine. Season pesto to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Let parsnips cool slightly, then transfer to a blender. Add stock; purée until smooth. Pour soup into a large saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper and divide among bowls. Drizzle with pesto and serve.