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Thursday Recipe Day

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I’ve learned that if I’m not going to be able to get to the box I should NOT look at the WOD. It will unfailingly be a workout that I really want to do. Because I won’t get to do it, my whole day will be ruined and I will be mad at everyone.  Why is the line so long at the bank? Because I can’t go to crossfit!!  If I went to crossfit today the dog wouldn’t have ripped up the garbage!  Who does the mail man think he is?! “have a nice day”, don’t tell me what to do buddy!  Both reasonable and mature.  Tell you what though after a long day of being unreasonably angry at innocent people, a hot bowl of soup really hits the spot. This here recipe is from my girl Rachel, she is so rad. I don’t usually shed tears of joy over soup, but when I do it’s always made of butternut squash. I’ve eaten this soup three times in the last two weeks. The last time I made it under the auspices that “I need to take a picture of it for the blog”….really though I just love this soup and using an emersion blender, it’s like a power tool that makes food. Winning.

1 big butternut squash peeled and cubed (I got the pre-cubed package to save time)
4 chopped shallots
2 chopped carrots
1 peeled and diced apple (granny smith works great)
1 chopped med onion
4 cloves garlic
2 Tb olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp tumeric
2 C veggie or chicken stock
1/2 C coconut milk
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 425.
Combine all ingredients except the broth and milk. Toss to coat and spread in a single layer to roast in the oven for about 30 min or until tender (and i like it a little browned).

Combine everything in a large pot with the broth and milk and use an immersion blender to puree.
A blender would work also, you would probably have to do it in portions and you wouldn’t get the feeling of power that comes from wielding an immersion blender.
Put some heat under your pot and make sure your soup is nice and heated through. I went a little wild here and added more cumin and turmeric and garnished with some chopped bacon.  Now eat that soup. Love that soup.