I've made a lovely soup

  • Timbales

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    Nov 08, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    No recipe, I just kind of winged it.

    I took one acorn squash and one butternut squash, cut them down the middle, removed the seeds and baked them in the oven face down in a shallow water bath on 375 for 35 minutes. After the cooled, I scooped out the cooked squash and put it in a bowl. Then I diced a quarter of a medium sized onion and a few stalks of celery. I browned them in a sauce pan with some garlic powder, fresh ground pepper and sea salt. After the were nice and soft, I added the cooked squash and let cook for about 15 minutes. Then I pureed it in my food processor with a few dashes of nutmeg and added organic vegan broth until it was nice and soupy. Then I let it simmer for another 15 minutes and ti was ready.

    It makes 5 portions for my current meal plan and counts are a fibrous vegetable. It will be nice for the colder days ahead.
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    Nov 09, 2008 12:38 AM GMT
    Did you cook down the organic vegan yourself, or can you buy the broth pre-made? Do you need a license to shoot one?
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    Nov 09, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidDid you cook down the organic vegan yourself, or can you buy the broth pre-made? Do you need a license to shoot one?


    I picked off a free-range vegan just off campus at SU. You want his hackey sack?
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    Nov 09, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    that made me hungry. I love any and all forms of squash. Soups, souffle, baked, fried ..
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    Nov 09, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    Timberoo:

    I am agape with admiration, as always. You are a greater satirist than anyone I have known.
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    Nov 09, 2008 7:31 AM GMT
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    Nov 09, 2008 11:16 AM GMT
    How captivating.


    Please, continue.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 09, 2008 3:15 PM GMT
    If the topic bores you, maybe you should look at the sub-forum it's located in.
  • SanEsteban

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    Nov 09, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    Not boring at all! It truly sounds excellent! I wish I was so talented to wing it like that and make something exceptional!


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    Nov 10, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    These kind of easy veggie blender soups are a staple of my weight-loss cooking. You can do the exact same thing with any kind of squash, but also pretty much any kind of root vegetable (carrots, pumpkin, parsnips are my favorite, but also beets, turnips, etc. which I personally don't like much.) You can up the protein some by adding soy milk, and you can decrease the salt by using low-sodium broth (I get mine from a company called Redi-Base in NJ). I find the warm soup helps with the hunger pangs, and of course a fresh veggie soup like this is full of vitamins. The real trick is to take ten minutes to brown or roast the vegetables which really brings out the flavor.

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    Nov 10, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    Try roasting 2 granny smith apples with your squash add some chilli powder. That pretty much the time of winter squash and apple soup I make.
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    Nov 10, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    good suggestions, thanks. icon_smile.gif

    I'm using the soup as my serving of vegetable, it's nice on a gold day.
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    Nov 10, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidNo recipe, I just kind of winged it.

    I took one acorn squash and one butternut squash, cut them down the middle, removed the seeds and baked them in the oven face down in a shallow water bath on 375 for 35 minutes. After the cooled, I scooped out the cooked squash and put it in a bowl. Then I diced a quarter of a medium sized onion and a few stalks of celery. I browned them in a sauce pan with some garlic powder, fresh ground pepper and sea salt. After the were nice and soft, I added the cooked squash and let cook for about 15 minutes. Then I pureed it in my food processor with a few dashes of nutmeg and added organic vegan broth until it was nice and soupy. Then I let it simmer for another 15 minutes and ti was ready.

    It makes 5 portions for my current meal plan and counts are a fibrous vegetable. It will be nice for the colder days ahead.


    OMG, im hungry!....