I am trying to add more real food to my diet, as opposed to pie. So, when my mom delivered ingredients for a flu-fighting soup, I was excited to try it out. Also, I'd been sick for like a month. This winter sucks!
For this soup, sauté in olive oil a red onion, garlic, some butternut squash chunks (frozen are fine), 2-3 seeded and veined red peppers, and three cans of white beans (whatever kind you like). While sautéing all this stuff, put in a few sprigs of fresh thyme and oregano. Add two tablespoons of turmeric and 6 cups of vegetable stock. Bring it all to a boil, and then lower and let simmer about 45 minutes. I also threw in a couple handfuls of spinach towards the end. Soup always needs spinach.
The butternut squash breaks down and makes the soup creamy, which I like. Good toppings for this: Greek yogurt and/or avocado.