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Vegan Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Posted Sep 24 2010 6:00am

TGIF for sure! Work was a little crazy this week and I am READY for the weekend. How about you? One thing that did make my week a little better? I met my friend Mandi for a working breakfast at my favorite place ( Charleston’s Cafe !!) on Thursday. We both enjoyed their fantastic parfaits. I got the blueberry & banana (I know, I’m such a creature of habit):

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And Mandi got the apple & craisin parfait:

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If you’re ever in the Charleston area and need a brunch friend…I’m always available ;)

The second thing that made my week better? A vegan creamy butternut squash soup! I saw Krista make this soup this week and knew I must have it! Luckily, I had a small butternut squash in the fridge just screaming to be used up. I made a few minor, minor adjustments to her recipe, so feel free to prepare it as below or use Krista’s original version :

Vegan (or not) Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp ground red pepper (optional, I like a little heat with my sweets)
  • 14 oz cooked butternut squash ( cut in half, remove seeds, bake at 400 until VERY soft~1.5 hours) or you can use a 15-oz can of butternut squash puree

Before:

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After:

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  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup milk, cream or half and half (I used original almond breeze)

  Directions:

  • Heat olive oil in a medium size pot. Add onion & garlic and cook until onion is translucent.
  • Add spices, butternut squash and broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to medium low, add milk and let simmer 10-15 minutes.
  • Puree with immersion or regular blender.
  • Serves 2

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Fantastic! Thank you Krista ! If you don’t read Krista’s blog, you should totally check it out. She is the ultimate super mama!

Weekend plans? I’m teaching (Step Friday AM, Step & Pump launch Saturday) and Josh’s parents are coming to visit! I cannot wait!!

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