Monday, March 4, 2013

Yet another soup - it's squash time

Hey guys,

Today I'm gonna show you how to prepare a healthy and delicious red kuri squash soup (German recipe). Unless the squash contains some carbs it's still in line with my diet (remember: carbs from vegetables and fruits are allowed because of the fibres that compensate them partly). Squashs provide some really nice benefits for your health and your diet. They are low in calories (approx. 60 cal/100g), rich in vitamins and mineral nutrients, abundant in antioxidants and also rich in carotene. So give it a try and enjoy your healthy happy meal!

Ingredients:

- 1 red kuri squash (a.k.a. hokkaido squash, onion squash)
- 1 onion
- 1 thumb-sized pc. fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove
- 25 fl.oz. (approx. 750ml) organic vegetable stock (without glutamate)
- 7 oz. (approx.200g) soy cream
- 1 tbsp. (approx. 15g) butter
- 1/2 fl.oz. (approx. 15 ml) olive oil
- salt and pepper
- pumpkin seed oil

Preparation:
Wash and cut the squash into small cubes. Cut the onion and the garlic as well. Now heat the butter and the olive oil in a saucepan, add the onions and the garlic and fry until the onions become transparent but not browned. Add the squash cubes and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Pour in the vegetable stock and boil it with low heat for 20 minutes until the squash is tender. Meanwhile cut the ginger in small pieces and throw them in (after it already boiled approx. 15 minutes). Add some salt and pepper to taste. Put in the soy cream and purée the soup with a blender. Arrange the soup in bowls and use a dash of pumpkin seed oil to decorate the soup (it also improves the taste!).



If you try it, I'd love to hear how you liked it!

Cheers,
Andi