Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Hemp Seeds from Welcoming Kitchen


After the overindulgence of the holidays -- and boy did I overindulge!!! -- I need to get back to healthier eating. With starting my new company, though, (did I mention Windy City Cocoa?), I don't have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen.

How do I get my eating back on track?

I make delicious food that's easy to pull together and full of nutrition like this vegan, gluten-free butternut squash soup with hemp seeds. It's got protein, fiber and lots of vitamins and minerals.


Slow-cooker Butternut Squash - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen



The easiest way to cook butternut squash is in the slow cooker. All you need to do is wash the outside, pop the whole thing in the slow cooker, and cook for 4 to 6 hours. If you're not ready to go forward with the rest of the soup yet, you can keep the cooked squash in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

How do you get your eating back on track?

Butternut Squash Soup (vegan, gluten-free, allergy friendly)
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion (red, white or yellow)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons grated ginger
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 cooked butternut squash (skin and seeds removed)
2 cups water

Preparation:
In a stockpot or large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium flame.
Add onion and garlic, and saute until soft, but not brown, approximately 2 minutes.
Add salt, red pepper flakes and ginger. Saute for one minute.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Blend with an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth.

Shared with Allergy-free Wednesdays.

Happy Cooking!
Kim

My new book,  Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.





4 comments:

  1. Just made this for lunch! Such an amazing and healthy vegan lunch. Thank you! Can't wait to try more of your recipes.

    :)

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  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! I'll make a list of the spices I need for next time I go to the big town and then I can try it out.

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