I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Apple Butternut Squash Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
1 whole Garlic clove, minced
1 whole Medium onion, chopped
4 cups good vegetable broth (I make my own salt free)
2 cups filtered apple cider or apple juice
2 cups diced acorn or butternut squash, peeled and seeded
1 whole yukon gold potato, peeled and diced
1 whole tart apple
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch salt
½ cup half-and-half, optional
½ cup Chopped walnuts, for garnish
1 teaspoon minced parsley, for garnish
¼ cup sour cream, for garnish
1 pinch ground nutmeg


In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil and add the minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté onion and garlic until golden, then add the vegetable broth, apple cider or apple juice, diced squash, potato, and apple. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until squash, potato, and apple are tender, about 30 minutes.

Add nutmeg, ginger and salt to taste.

Puree in batches in blender, return to pot and gently reheat. You may add 1/2 cup of either half and half or more broth at this stage, thinning soup to the desired consistency. Serve warm, with any or all of the toppings suggested.


Makes 6

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 40 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Makes 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 299
Calories from Fat: 252

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Saturated Fat 16g
Calories 299kcal
Cholesterol 13mg
Protein 16g
Sodium 601mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.