Happy National Soup It Forward Day!

Yes! This is a real thing. Every March 3rd National Soup It Forward Day encourages us to deliver love and kindness by the bowlful because a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms.

To that end, I gleefully serve up one of my published soup recipes from my Keep It Super Simple collections. I created this scrumptious bisque after being served one near The Hamptons on Long Island, New York in 2005. If you are a fan of beets, you will find this soup to be yummy, healthy, and Super Simple.

Café Martin Fresh Beet Bisque

3 c chopped fresh beets, peeled

2 c chopped sweet onions

1 c chopped baby carrots

2 c chopped, peeled, cored apples (Granny Smith, Cortland, or combo)

2 c chicken broth

2 c beef broth

¼ tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp salt (I love the pink Himalayan salt.)

Freshly ground black pepper, to suit your taste

Put all vegetables, apples, & broth in large soup pot. Simmer, covered, on med-low heat for about 30 min or until vegetables are tender. In batches of 2 c each, process on puree setting in a blender, or use an immersion blender directly in your pan. Add seasonings and serve in heated bowls. Makes 8 cups (2 qts) of soup.

KISS Tip: Add a luscious creaminess by serving each bowl topped with a pat of butter in the center.

You can find this and all my cookbooks in paperback and ebook formats on my GoodLiving123.com website and anywhere you shop for books.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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