Get out in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans,
Well roll my breakfast ’cause I’m a hungry man*
Just for the sake of equality and modern day standards, I would like to point out that these are not my views but some song lyrics from 1954 😉
So yesterday as well as walking the dog, I learnt another recipe. This time it was a for a homemade soup made from roasted butternut squash.
Now I am not much of a squash fan and would never have even thought about trying to making something of this ilk, but once again my pal came through for me and gave me a recipe and instructions on how to cook something completely gorgeous, tasty, easy, wholesome and healthy. Can’t really ask for more than that.
Butternut Squash Soup
A very simple and very good for you dish that can be added to with spices for extra flavour. Serve with a Whole Grain Brown Roll.
- 1 Medium Onion
- 4 Cloves Garlic (more or less to taste)
- Olive Oil
- 1 Large Butternut Squash 900Gms
- 1 Ltr Chicken Stock
- 1 Medium Fresh Lime
First Peel the butternut Squash, remove the ends and the seeds, then cut into smaller pieces. Pre-heat the oven to 220c and place garlic and squash on a baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil and season well.
Cook in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes taking care not to burn either the squash or the garlic cloves. Next chop an onion and add to a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a large knob of butter.
Prepare the chicken stock and peel then grate a knob of fresh ginger.
Once cooked, remove the squash from the oven and add to the saucepan along with the stock, ginger and any other seasoning you may wish to try such as Jalapeño Pepper or Chilli Flakes.
Then take your hand blender and proceed to blend all of those lovely flavours together, Hey Presto! It’s Soup!
Add a squeeze of lime for an extra dimension
Serve in a standard bowl and add some fresh coconut creamed milk for an exotic tang.
And that is it folks, its as easy as that and if I can do this then I assure you, anyone can. Totally fresh, totally healthy and totally delicious. Decant the remaining soup into tupperware plastic containers and refrigerate so it can be served another day.
FOOD DIARY: Tuesday 12th May 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|1||Handful||Mixed Nuts and Seeds||150||7||3||15|
No gym today but I did monitor my steps as I had to look after the dog yesterday and as such he required the walking of his little legs, not bad for a mid week rest day.
Jawbone read this at the end of the day:
Stay out of the fridge.
*Bill Hayley – Shake, Rattle & Roll 1954