This Pumpkin Apple Soup is the perfect soup to soothe cancer treatment-induced malaises like troubled digestion, a sore mouth or throat and, let’s not forget, utter fatigue. Kabocha squash is one of staff’s favorite... vegetables, but a sugar pumpkin will also be equally delicious in this soup.
Heat the butter in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the shallots, garlic, and sage. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the shallots are tender but not browned.
Add squash and apples. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook stirring for 1 minute. Then cover and let steam for 5 minutes.
Add the water or stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Puree then heat through. Taste for seasonings.
Just before serving, stir in the freshly grated ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with a dollop of yogurt.
Cooked kabocha is rich in vitamins A, and C, and it has about half the starch of butternut squash. It has a soft texture with a sweet chestnut taste, and makes a delicious addition to any soup or stew. When very soft, it dissolves into the broth, turning it a gorgeous golden yellow. Not only does it look pretty and taste good, it is good for you.