My favorite season is Summer. I love the sun and I hate being cold. So usually when the signs of Fall start to flutter in, I get a bit bummed out...wishing I went to the beach a few more times, relaxed in the sun with cold iced tea more, and enjoyed more late warm evening walks.
No better way to get over that pity party than making soup - seriously! In preparation for our quarterly Nutrition Seminar this weekend, I decided to give this new recipe a shot. Not only was it incredibly easy to make and out of this world delicious, but it is also "Whole Life Challenge" compliant (one week away folks!). My entire house smelled fantastic and I found myself getting excited for Thanksgiving... (yes, still nearly three months away). I seem to forget every year how wonderful Autumn smells, until the season reminds me; pumpkin spice candles, homemade dishes, and the unique crispness of the air outside, all make for a cozy home. Topped off with a fragrant pot of soup, perfection!
Here's the recipe for the dish that got voted best of the seminar:
Butternut Squash Soup (taken from "Make it Paleo")
-1 onion, chopped
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-1 medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped
-1 quart chicken stock
1. Saute the onion in coconut oil in a large pot.
2. Add spices and salt.
3. Add squash, pour in broth, and boil till squash is tender.
4. Puree in blender or food processor till smooth.
5. Garnish with a dash of pumpkin spice.
*If you are in a hurry, get butternut squash already peeled and chopped at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Costco (seasonal). If you have the time and want to take the dish to the next level, roast the squash yourself in the oven.
*Also super yummy topped with crumbled bacon and walnuts!
*Take it to holiday dinners or potlucks in a crock pot to serve warm and fresh.
Sat, September 08, 2012
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