Well Get Out In That Kitchen And Rattle Those Pots And Pans

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 ūüėČ

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. 1 Medium Onion
  2. 4 Cloves Garlic (more or less to taste)
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Butter
  5. 1 Large Butternut Squash 900Gms
  6. 1 Ltr Chicken Stock
  7. 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.

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Cook in the oven for 30 Р35 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 Jalape√Īo 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)

Time :

 1  Biscuit  Weetabix  68  2.5  13  0.5
 1 Small Handful  Blueberries  30  0  0  0
 1  600mls  Tea  28  0  4  0
 1  100mls  Semi-Skimmed Milk  49  3.6  4.8  1.7
Total (gr)

Time :

 1  Serving  Keema Palak  185  28  5.5  4
 1  50gms  Wholegrain Rice 80  1.6  14.6  1.4
Total (gr)

Time :

 1  Serving  Keema Palak 185  28  5.5  4
 1  Handful  Mixed Nuts and Seeds  150  7  3  15
Total (gr)  775  70.7  50.4  26.6

Time :

Total (gr)
Water 3  500mls  Mineral Water

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:


‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

*Bill Hayley – Shake, Rattle & Roll 1954

8 thoughts on “Well Get Out In That Kitchen And Rattle Those Pots And Pans

  1. Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

    Yes it is isn’t it! I do like coconut and I am told it can get to much higher temperature before burning and also it only flavours the food when it is too hot so a win win for me. I shall of course use this litre bottle of Olive Oil I purchased yesterday. Waste not want not and all that….!


    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Well LPS, whilst you are rubbing your chin I can only defer to my instructors ability to know healthy from the rest. I suppose the coconut milk was watered down and used very sparingly as was the butter and oil. I imagine they are in there for the flavours and are actually the only parts that do have any calorific content…. Do you think?
      Anyway, imagine how bland it would be if it didn’t have the little extras in…. ūüėČ But fortunately I only have a couple of hundred mls at a time and the amounts I wrote about was for at least 5 measures of soup so I think I will be okay… ūüėČ


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