Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Cozy Soup to Warm You Up


Butternut Squash
is 
just
about
t h e
perfect food
...
     colorful 
                   good for you
                 versatile
                 and
                              delicious
I made
a
cozy
soup
with
that
bad boy
....
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
with
Pumpkin Seed Brittle



peeling
the
Butternut Squash
is a 
buggar
......almost broke the peeler

cut
the squash
into cubes

peel
and
cube
an 
apple

and 
cut up an 
onion
(about the same sizes)

throw in a big bowl
with
1/4 c.  Hot Pepper olive oil (or garlic flavored)
3 TBS. Curry Powder
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. tumeric
and
toss it all about

toss
the
curry - veg
mixture
onto
a parchment lined
cookie sheet
and roast in a 
400 degree oven
for 45 minutes

squash
should be
soft -
not
 mushy
simple ingredients

after
roasting 
the 
veggies
(and apple)
let cool
and 
put them
in a blender
with
the
box (or 4 c.)
of 
Chicken
or Vegetable Stock
and
blend 
until smooooooooth

pour
 soup 
into
a
pot

and heat
until warm

For the 
pumpkin seed brittle:

use
non stick skillet
and heat
1/4 c. sugar
until melted 
and 
starting to caramelize

quickly
toss in
about 1/2 c.
pumpkin seeds
and stir
until
all are
coated

add 1tsp. water
to stop the cooking


quickly
dump
caramelized
seeds 
onto
waxed paper
and 
let cool
(taste a bit - delicious!!!!)

mixed
up a
colorful
salad
with
Fuyu persimmons
chevre
pea shoots
asparagus
and spinach


John's
fave
pretzel rolls

and
the 
cozy soup

Happy
cozy
tummies!

E.A.T.

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