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Today's soup is my typical butternut squash/pumpkin soup, but inspired by the Naturally Nourished Ocotober Newlsetter from Urban Harvest Market. The author, a local regsitered dietician, describes her curried pumpkin soup as "your food-as-medicine prescription".
Next time, I'll experiment with polenta croutons as a way around the typical sprouted whole wheat ones 've been making until now. Perhaps with some Thermomix GF Foccacia? That is on my to-do list. I'm even thinking that some Terra Chips wouldn't be bad on top. But just not the Mediterranean variety of Terra Chips, they have sesame oil!
A little "ode to my Thermomix": Entire soup prepared start to finish all in my Thermomix bowl! One bowl to clean, besides the cutting board! And a delicious and nutritious lunch to enjoy before Baby Brother wakes up from nap. I can always serve in a mug if need be and enjoy while he plays.
Allergy note: Baby has his own chopping board, the Epicurean to be exact. I chopped up the butternut squash on his chopping board and the rest of the ingredients on my daily everyday use board. Baby's board is only used for the foods eaten and tolerated up until now.
What to use and What to do:
Place small onion and small nub of ginger into TM bowl and chop for 5 second on speed 7
Add tbsp coconut oil with tablespoon curry powder and extra dash of turmeric.
Sauté 3 minutes at 100 on speed 1
Add in 500-600 grams butternut squash, carrot, celery, apple. Chop 15 seconds speed 7
Add combination, whatever you have on hand really, of 500 grams of TM homemade chicken stock/bone broth and/or canned coconut milk (carton kind has carrageenan and I don't know if I want my family eating that. click on and will direct you to ordering by case on Amazon). You can always make your own coconut milk in your Thermomix. Throw in a bay leaf or two along with some cilantro (could add the cilantro stems with the onion and ginger in first step). Cook for 20 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1.
Remove bay leaf, add handful spinach or kale. You can add a little more coconut milk if desired along with a few tablespoons of raw, unfiltered honey/maple syrup).
Blend for one minute going from speed 1-9, or until you reach desired consistency. Garnish with some basil, cilantro or chives/scallions. Great way to use roasted squash or pumpkin seeds.