Hey friends, it’s been a while since I posted a recipe on here… Life has been so busy and so distracting… But that’s not to say I haven’t been loving it all, and still cooking lots and experimenting in the kitchen.
It’s full on fall, almost winter here in Nova Scotia, and with the colder weather we’re all craving more comfort foods, warming spices , more soups, stews and hot cocoa.
As much as I’m not a big fan of the cold, I’m doing my best to just embrace it, to find joy in the change, and in the unique “gifts” fall and winter bring: cozy warm sweaters, warming your hands and your insides with a hot chocolate, tea, or soup when coming home, reading a good book while wearing warm fluffy socks, walking in the snow, and so on…
Because what is the point of resisting, right? Definitely won’t make the weather change… So may as well…
Fall and winter are the seasons of squashes and root vegetables, and I must confess I LOVE all of them, but I REALLY love squashes – all kinds in all shapes and sizes. Roasted, pureed, in soups… Don’t matter, give ’em to me all.
There are lots of reasons to eat this yummy vegetable while it’s in season.
Squash packs a nutritional punch with lots of health benefits. It is very rich in vitamin A, C, E, B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash contains magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. It is also a very good source of carotenoids and other important anti-inflammatory and much more.compounds. Therefore squash helps to boost the immune system,manage diabetes, supports eye and bone health, and
I had half of a buttercup squash in the fridge and was craving a comforting soup today. So I improvised a recipe with a few ingredients I had in my pantry and fridge, which took only 30 minutes to prepare (not including the cooking time)…and the result was INCREDIBLY delicious, comforting and satisfying.
I mixed in lots of parsley and cilantro at the end which I had lots of in the fridge, in order to boost the flavour, and for the amazing blood cleansing properties of these two herbs.
So without further due, here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as my boyfriend and I did!