Monthly Archives: October 2015

Autumn Soup

Its officially Autumn guys! literally as soon as it hits September I’m all about making Butternut Squash soup every Sunday! usually I like it with croutons but being on a detox for the last 3 weeks and now on a strict no carbs diet I’m just thankful to be eating soup.

Not many people are fans of squash as it can be too sweet like sweet potato but seasoning it right hopefully I could convert you haters! This to me is one of those 15 minute meals you can whip up in the kitchen after a long day at work- I may be over exaggerating with the whole ’15 minute meals’, realistically it takes me 40 minutes.

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I topped mine with seeds and baked squash skin

Ingredients for 3 max.

1 Medium to Small Butternut squash
1 Small Red Onion, cut into medium size pieces
5 Cloves Garlic
A few sprigs of Thyme
1/4-1/2 tsp of Red Chilli Flakes (depending on your personal taste)
1/2 tsp of whole cumin
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp of Paprika
1 Organic Chicken/Vegetable Stock cube in 1 cup of boiling water
Enough boiling water to make the paste into a soup

Recipe

  1. Cut the butternut squash into medium chunks with the skin on!
  2. place on a baking tray with the small onion,Garlic cloves (with skin on), Thyme, spices and Salt’n’Pepper and drizzle in olive oil
  3. Roast in Oven for 30 minutes in high oven on 200c.
  4. once roasted leave to cool for 10 minutes (dont forget to take off the skin) then blitz up till a thick paste (add a spoon full of stock to make it a smooth paste). whilst waiting to cool stick the kettle on boil and prep the stock
  5. add the stock ladle by ladle to until the paste eventually becomes the soup like consistency.
  6. add a little more spice salt or pepper if need be.
  7. Pour into bowls and and top with croutons and sunflower and pumpkin seeds and a few chilli flakes and serve with 2 thick slices of warmed toasted fresh bread.

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I’m not sure if you’re weird like me and have a ‘special spoon’ to eat your soup out of. This spoon to me is The One. I literally hide this in the drawers just to make sure I can use this spoon! It has the perfect hold and the perfect dip. God knows why I’m explaining this to you, but just so you know!

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If your wondering where this hipster bowl is from and where you buy it from-you’ll need a ticket to Japan as this was a cool gift from Ajay on his journey to Tokyo.

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Personally this soup to me is my tomato soup-just pure comfort in a bowl. I would honestly flask this up and take it to work everyday! (Plus this can be Vegan friendly so this works for everyone!)

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