yummy: curried butternut squash soup

Today it’s supposed to be 80 degrees and I’ve got a soup recipe for ya.

You’ll be sweating by the end of this post but it’ll be worth it.

I just REALLY love this soup and I want you to know about it. If I’m in the mood for soup, this is the recipe I usually reach for. It’s super easy, quick, and delicious. I think that must be Ellie Krieger’s running theme because a lot of her recipes are like that.

I’d say I’m officially on an Ellie Krieger kick since I’ve already cooked up two others foundĀ here & here. I can’t help myself.

A couple of times now since the new year I’ve laughed at my husband when he’s chopping onions and they burn his eyes. That sounds terrible but it’s a funny site to see the man ‘cry’ since he’s known to not express much. And the silly faces he makes, oh they’re great.

I shouldn’t have picked on him -> caution, rough photo ahead.

I believe in Karma and gosh darn it these onions were Brutal with a capitol B! They burned while I cried for a bit.

I even laughed out loud at myself because I deserved it.

I had to add broccoli into the mix because it was going bad and I needed to stick to #2 from my healthy changes of 2012.
Be sure to skip the broccoli when you make it though, it’s too strong of a flavor. I had to add more honey. At least I didn’t have to throw them away!

I’ve been wanting an immersion blender for years now and I finally got one a couple months ago. It’s debut was with this recipe. It’s much easier to blend in the pot than to ladle two batches of the soup into a standing blender. And at only $30 for the contraption it’s definitely worth it.

note: the soup is a lot smoother if you don’t use broccoli.

The garnish is my favorite part!

When we’d carve pumpkins growing up we would bake the seeds in the oven with a little seasoning. Butternut squash have similar seeds so I always bake them in my toaster oven with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper while I’m cooking. The seeds add a nice crunchy contrast to the blended soup. Here’s a recipe for the seeds if you wanted to try it out too.

The soup is creamy with a hint of honey and curry. So good!!

Crank up the A/C and dig in.

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?