Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I am a true foodie — a meal made with love is the way to my heart. There is this weird excitement I feel when I have the time to really explore & discover new things to cook. I get my second wind as soon as I get to the grocery store after being at work all day. When I’m in the kitchen I feel like I am creating art (I know I’m not the only one) Adding new spices & playing with food I have yet to discover… I’m tellin’ ya, my stress melts away like butta! But what makes me even happier is when I get to share my “art” with the people I love, that is what makes cooking truly wonderful for me.

I’m learning to make it work in the kitchen when I have random things around. You know the whole “There’s no food!” feeling but your fridge/cupboards are pretty full? This used to overwhelm me but now I enjoy the challenge. I did some browsing online & created this recipe with what I had on hand & I have to say… I’m quite proud of it.

Maddy, one of my oldest and best friends, is visiting from DC. I see her twice a year if I’m lucky. I decided to make this because it’s a new Fall favorite. It was so fun having a girls night that wasn’t via Skype. She’s hilarious, I am so thankful for our friendship.

Maddy visiting 10/13/13

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with red pepper and sweet apples

| Preheat oven to 375 while prepping ingredients |

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and chopped)
  • 2 red apples peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons of coarse salt (add as you go if necessary)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Jalapeno chile, thinly sliced, for garnish (optional)
  • Toffuti Sour Supreme (vegan sour cream replacement) for garnish (optional)

Step 1. Once your squash is cut & de-seeded rub it down with some olive oil. Place it on a pan covered in tinfoil (easier to clean up) & bake for 30-40 minutes.

Step 2. Once the squash is cooled & cut into smaller pieces melt your butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, red pepper, squash, and apple. Cook on low for 10-15 minutes until everything is cooked down and soft.

Step 3. Add veggie stock, water, cayenne, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer & cook until veggies are very soft (about 30 minutes)

Step 4. Pour small batches into a food processor or blender until it’s a smooth consistency. Add blended soup to pan & heat over low. I check my flavor during this time to see if I need anymore salt etc. and thin it out with more veggie stock if necessary.

Serve with Sour Cream/Toffuti & jalapeno slices for garnish if you’d like

Apple butternut squash soup

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2 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

  1. Ms. B. I think I am a ‘foodie’ too as I just love to eat. Since you seem to love the cooking part as well I think it is only fiar to call you a ‘cookie’. :) Can I get a grilled cheese with my soup?

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