Roasted Squash And Apple Soup In Time For Thanksgiving

Happy day before Thanksgiving. This will be a bit of a hodge podge of a post, perhaps much like your Thanksgiving table tomorrow, many items that are all appreciated and enjoyed but not necessarily always going together.

To start I have wanted to share this soup recipe from Dr. Weil that I have loved for years. It seems every year about this time there is nothing I want to enjoy more than this warm, sweet, and comforting soup. It is super healthy, and vegan if you have to come up with any vegan food options. But beyond all of that it is like a warm and familiar blanket on a fall and winter day, you want to snuggle down and just slip into this brilliant orange bowl of yumminess. I had hoped to make 2 soups in 2 days and blog about them both, but work and my other commitments got in the way. So for now here is this soup, and to look forward to another soup next week.

Dr. Weil’s Roasted Winter Squash and Apple Soup

1 large winter squash (about 2 1/2 pounds), such as butternut,
buttercup or kabocha; peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tart, firm apples, peeled, cored and quartered
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and red chile powder to taste
4 to 5 cups vegetable broth

I add some cayenne pepper for heat and a little cinnamon to play up the sweet notes, before I roast the vegetables.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large roasting pan, toss the squash, onions, garlic and apples with the oil to coat. Season well with the salt and chile. Roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until the vegetables are fork tender and lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

2. Put half of the vegetables and 2 cups of the broth in a food processor and purée until smooth. Repeat with the remaining vegetables and broth. Return puréed mixture to the pot. If the soup is too thick, add more broth. Correct the seasoning and heat to a simmer.

 

Beyond work and a little soup making on a rainy day, I have made it to some fantastic movies in the past week. There is nothing like catching a movie after the turkey comma and I don’t think you can miss with any of these.

Like Crazy

The Descendants

The Way

And because it is playing on my iTunes and in my head these days here are three songs for the Thanksgiving Day.

04 Christians and Pagans by Dar Williams

03 Thank U by Alanis Morissette

06 Lovely Day by Elizabeth Mitchell.

Happy Thanksgiving and may there be much food on your table, appreciation in your heart, and plenty to look forward to in your days.

Love,

Ra

 

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  1. Jess #
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    We missed you this year. I won the yam toss 🙂



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