Creamy Butternut Squash Soup


Ingredients:

A whole butternut squash or pre-cut packaged cubes

A little olive oil if you are using a whole squash

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

3 carrots

3 celery sticks

1 apple

rosemary

sage

ginger (fresh or ground)

Vegetable broth (roughly 2 cups)

1-2 cans of coconut milk

1 tbsp of maple syrup

Pinch of all-spice or just cinnamon & nutmeg

salt & pepper to taste


Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400F (about 200C). Cut your squash and rub the inside with a little olive oil to prevent sticking and place face down on a pan. Cook for about 40 min until soft and set aside. If you have precut cubes just boil them until soft and drain and set aside.

In a large pot sauté chopped onion, carrots, celery, and apple in a little vegetable broth over medium heat. Mix in your minced garlic and cook until everything is soft, adding broth when needed. Add a handful of each chopped sage and rosemary and a finger length amount of fresh grated ginger (or about a tsp of ground ginger). Stir a cook down a few minutes until flavors get vibrant. Add your squash to the pot (scooping out the insides if you used a whole one).


Add a can of coconut milk and more veggie broth until you get your desired thick or thin consistency. If you used an entire whole squash you might want to add another 1/2 can of coconut milk. Stir in maple syrup, all spice, and salt & pepper to taste.


Serve warm with a garnish of fresh rosemary and drizzle of coconut milk.