Roasted Apple and Parsnip Soup
Besides being a delicious and comforting winter meal, this roasted apple and parsnip soup is great for honing your seasoning skills. With its mild, earthy, slightly sweet, gently aromatic flavor, it's the perfect vehicle for tasting the effects of salt on food. Garnish with croutons, crumbled blue cheese, and chives.
You can use a mixture of chicken broth and water instead of only chicken broth, if desired.
A diced yellow onion could be added to the roasted vegetables. I didn't want this too sweet, so I tried without one, and it was amazing, but I'll try the next batch with that addition.