Roughly chop a large sweet onion with a couple tbsps butter and a bay leaf in a soup pot, season with salt and pepper. Add florets of cauliflower, broccoli or celeraic with thyme and enough chicken broth to cover then simmer on med. until soft. When the vegetables are soft, blend to a puree et voila.
With squash soups, I like to add pumpkin spices, including fresh ginger, mace, cinn., nutmeg, cloves, allspice, etc. and if necessary brown sugar.
I have pretty much eliminated raw foods - even lettuce - and whole grains, which are all too hard to process for my stomach Monster. Even cooked veg can prompt pain and explosions, and I notice NO NEGATIVE EFFECT in omitting them. I no longer hold with the prevailing view about raw food or indeed the necessity of fruit and veg. A steak alone is often sufficient for me or conversely a bowl of pear crisp made with roasted walnuts ground and mixed with flour, sugar and spice.