Cold-buster soup

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I guess it’s fairly obvious from the drought of posts that I’ve been a little busy lately. Unfortunately, when I get stressed out, I stop doing the things I love, like cooking, sewing, and taking pictures. These are of course the things that calm me down and get me out of my crazy brain (because let’s be honest, the things I’m stressed out about are total first world problems).

You know those people who get under pressure and don’t realize that they haven’t eaten all day? Yeah, I’m not one of ’em. I’m Molly and I eat my feelings. Yay!

Naturally, I’ve also had a cold, and soup is just about the only thing that sounds good. I made this cold-buster soup tonight and it tastes sooo good.

Cold-Buster Butternut Squash, Apple, and Ginger Soup adapted from Natural Health Magazine
Makes about 4 servings

-1 T butter or Earth Balance
-1 shallot
-4 cups vegetable broth
-1 cup water
-1 medium butternut squash
-2 apples (I used granny smith, but any kind will work)
-1 T minced fresh ginger
-1 T chopped fresh sage
-1/4 t nutmeg
-salt to taste
-2 T honey
-chopped walnuts (for garnish)
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Prep work: Chop up your butternut squash and apples, mince ginger and sage, and dice shallot.
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Add your butter or Earth Balance to a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced shallot and cook for about 3 minutes.

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Pour in the vegetable broth and water. Add your squash, apples, ginger, sage, and nutmeg. Cook for about 30 minutes or until squash and apples are soft.
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Remove from heat and puree using a stick blender or in batches in your blender. Add salt to taste. Garnish each bowl with honey and walnuts.

Enjoy while watching and making fun of a yoga video (and not actually doing any yoga), like I just did. I feel better already!

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4 thoughts on “Cold-buster soup

  1. Brian says:

    This soup is really good.

  2. jessica says:

    I think we gave that you tube post 20 plus hits today. Hysterical! Amd so true. Thanks for the link.
    Love the recipe too. May try it tomorrow.

  3. Johanna says:

    omgomgomgomg! must make asap!

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