This is my favorite soup which I developed a few years ago. Every time I make it for friends they just love it and so do I!
KABOCHA SQUASH SOUP
Ingredients: 1 medium Kabocha* squash
1 large onion or two small onions
2 large leaves of Kale
4 to 6 cups water
2 inch piece of fresh ginger
½ tsp Cinnamon, cardamom, coriander,
1 tsp turmeric
5 drops of Sunny Dew (light Stevia)
Add salt & pepper to taste
1. Cut squash in half, scoop out the seeds, then cut the squash into eight pieces.
2. Chop onion and ginger.
3. Put squash, onions and ginger into a steamer and cook till squash is soft. Remove and let cool. Save the flavourful water left over from steaming.
4. Steam chopped Kale a few minutes or until tender.
5. Sauté spices in sesame oil or coconut oil for a couple of minutes.
6. Separate the squash flesh from the skin. Put the cooked squash in a large bowl or pot.
7. Add 3 cups of the leftover water used to steam the squash and stir in onion and ginger.
8. Run the squash and onion mixture through a blender, portion by portion, until you've blended it all. You can also use a hand blender and blend it right in the soup pot, which is what I do, but do be careful as it can splatter everywhere.
9. Put the blended mixture into a soup pot, adding the broth created from the steamer to attain the consistency you like.
10. Add cooked kale, spices, salt and pepper to taste.
11. Serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream. I use vegan choices.
* You may use butternut or any dark orange squash.
Note! We did not have a personal picture of this soup so used a stock photo. Imagine that the bread is healthy rice bread!
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I am the head chef at Real Food for Life and author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.