The weather has now shifted and a lot of people are talking about how stoked they are for Libra season but not me! I am stoked because it’s officially SOUP SEASON! Savannah and I ventured over to Doug and Sara Kutzli’s for a wonderful evening of food, friendship and this special episode of Cooking Thyme!


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 6 cups – or 2 pounds – butternut squash
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pumpkin seeds roasted for serving

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Peel and cut the squash into 1 inch cubes
  3. Coat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil and bake for 30 minutes
  4. Saute those onions with garlic, salt and 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  5. Add all the ingredients into a large soup pot and let simmer.
  6. After 5 minutes, use an immersion blender or blender to rock the soup!
  7. Let simmer for 15 minutes – let those ingredients marry each other – and then serve hot!

Douglas did the cooking.

I did the dancing.

And the ladies drank wine.

It was a lovely evening!

 

This weekend’s forecast is looking chilly so why not warm up life with a sweet little soup!

 

Enjoy!

 

Until next time…

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