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Brrr! Butternut Soup

It’s getting pretty cold in Nairobi and soup is one of those things to help keep the cold away. It’s funny that I hardly make soup despite the recipe being pretty simple. So the other day my friend Rachael chats me up on gtalk asking for a recipe for butternut squash and a few days later I decide to make some.

Ingredients:

1 medium sized butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed

3 medium sized carrots cubed

1 red apple peeled, cored and cubed

1 medium onion chopped

3 cloves garlic sliced

1 inch of ginger chopped

1 cup chicken stock

2 cups water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

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As I have said making soup is pretty easy. In a saucepan heat the vegetable oil and fry the onions, garlic and ginger. Let them cook down for a few minutes.

Throw in the butternut, carrots and apples. Stir them and cover to cook for a few minutes. You may be wondering why I added in an apple but after reading various soup recipes with apples added in so I decided to try it out 🙂

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Add the liquid.

The chicken stock I used was from the water I had poached the chicken for these quesadillas and since it had seasoning I didn’t need to season my soup. Cover and let the soup simmer until the squash is tender. This will take about 30 minutes.

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Once cooked pour the soup in a blender or food processor. Ensure to cover the blender since the soup is hot.

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Pulse it until pureed. At this point check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

Serve in a soup bowl, garnish with some fresh coriander. I didn’t have some so I sprinkled over some dried parsley.

Enjoy with some bread rolls and remember to keep warm.

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Verdict:

According to hubby the soup was beyond awesome. I loved it, I’ll definitely make it again.

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Hubby: My Nutty experience

I love fruit salad, I have made this a few times.

My highlight was the cashews, they are yum yum.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas sliced

A handful of red seedless grapes

2 slices of pineapples diced (I used canned)

1 red apple diced

A handful of fried cashew nuts

Juice

In a salad bowl mix all the ingredients.

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in goes the cashews
in goes the cashews
grapes to add some colour
grapes to add some colour
some apple action
some apple action
 pineapple
pineapple
in goes my favorite
in goes my favorite

Finally, pour in the juice and mix in everything.

tadaa
tadaa

Serve chilled.

This is my first post ever.

Gatuiri’s hubby 🙂