November 9, 2012

Raw Bites: Butternut Squash Soup

Growing up, I refused to eat any kind of squash; it just didn't appeal to me. Over the last few years though, I've started to experiment with it a little bit - it's everywhere at the farmer's market and I can only stay away for so long. Now I love zucchini, have tried spaghetti squash and this past summer it was time for butternut squash. I found a great, healthy and simple recipe for a soup in a wonderful cookbook that I've been reading (Living Cuisine by Renee Loux Underkoffler) and I picked a small squash at the market so that I could try it out. The verdict is in, and I couldn't be happier with this soup; the fun part is that sweetness of the squash makes it seem so indulgent when in fact it's incredibly healthy!


I first made this soup back in June since I couldn't wait any longer once I found the recipe, but the season for pumpkin and squash is right now, so I think another batch of it will be on the stove soon.

• All the yummy ingredients simmering slowly on a low flame to preserve as many of the nutrients as possible •

I've really been craving warm soups lately, and looking back at these pictures makes me want them even more. So tell me, do you have any favourite soup recipes that are especially good this time of year? I'd love to know!

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9 comments:

  1. Ana,

    Squash on the menu here for Thanksgiving. Sorin & Magda, Flavia and her beau all here for the holiday! There is space for you to join us! I know you are so busy, and your parents too, let us know. We would love to have you all!

    with love, Erin, George, Cole & Nikki

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    1. Erin, that sounds yummy and so great that everyone will be there! I wish we could come too, but it's a little hectic around here right now with no breaks for Thanksgiving. :(

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  2. The soup looks so delicious and healthy! So awesome that you made it from scratch!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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    1. It is SO yummy, and even though it's made from scratch, it's so quick and easy to whip up! :)

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  3. I love butternut squash soup! I'm always interested in seeing how other people make theirs. I bake my squash, puree it with a can of coconut milk and add season salt for taste. Delish, easy and Paleo, too!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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    1. Megan, your version sounds wonderful (I love anything coconut!), I'll definitely have to try it out soon - thanks for the tip! :)

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  5. I love squash, it's one of my favourite vegetables - especially zucchini! But one of my favourite fall soups is actually a Gouda and Lentil soup with sweet potato and cherry tomatoes. I found the recipe online on the Canadian Living website, and I highly recommend it. It's sweet, slightly chewy and perfectly comforting on a cold day!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Cee, that sounds so yummy! I'm definitely going to check it out - this week the cold went to a whole new level (it really feels like winter now) and I need something to warm me up :)

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