Friday, October 25, 2013

Squash soup

The weather for the first part of October here was wonderful, warm and sunny. The last week and a bit has been cold and wet and rainy, and even a bit snowy. I had bought a squash recently with the intentions of making squash soup. So yesterday was the day. Some good ole comfort food! A friend of a friend on Facebook had posted my friend's squash soup recipe which contained carrot and apple, which is exactly the kind of squash soup I had been looking for. I had looked on pinterest prior to this, but had not honed in on a recipe I thought I loved.

Note: This is my first time blogging a recipe, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The recipe posted called for:
10 cups of broth (vegetable or chicken)
1.5 cups each of carrot and celery, roughly chopped
1 roasted squash (my friend's friend did it in the microwave for 10 mins, I put it in the oven for about 30-45 mins)
onion or leek (white part)
2 apples peeled, cut and cored

Boil everything together until everything is cooked to your preference. Cool and blend in the blender. Re-heat and eat. Yum!

Variations:
* You can add 1.5 cups of potatoes.
* I used less broth to make it a little thicker. I skipped out on the celery and onion or leek.
* I also added a dash of cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper.

It tasted great!


8 comments:

  1. Wonderful wonderful. On this UBC, I am saving these recipes. I don't cook BUT my husband does and these fall soups are great. :)

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    1. Oh, you're lucky to have a husband who cooks! :) Hope you both enjoy it!

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  2. Great post for your first time blogging a recipe. You did a great job sharing it and then letting us know what you changed. The talent of a Chef!
    Looking forward to making this recipe also!

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoy cooking and baking, and doing some experimenting with recipes, especially when I can make them mine. Thanks for the encouragement! I'm sure I will do more in the future.

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    1. Thanks! It was great, and I have lots left. I'm going to freeze it, and save it for another rainy and cold day...

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  4. this looks yummy. i had been short of soup recipes to experiment my diet plan. going to add this in it.

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    1. Enjoy! I'm still enjoying my first batch! Yum!!

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