This Scandinavian recipe for blueberry soup was originally published in the Anchorage Daily News and I found it via Scribbit, a blog about an Alaskan mom (no, not that Alaskan mom). With frozen blueberries, it can be made mid-winter to warm your belly as the fireplace warms your toes.
I first served it at last year's 2010 brunch and found this year that it's becoming a tradition of sorts. With lemon juice for a little bit of brightness and vanilla and cinnamon for comfort, the soup is best served hot with a dollop of yogurt. Serving this to guests at the start of the new year feels particularly suitable, with the antioxidant properties of blueberries making this feel like a healthy, "cleansing" dish that starts things off anew.
This blueberry soup is not too sweet, making it a good candidate for breakfast. I enjoyed leftovers mixed in with my morning oatmeal and — falling off the wagon a little bit here — as a cold topping served over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
• Get the recipe: Blueberry Soup at Scribbit
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