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1/30/11 2:42 P

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Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Curry

2 large Butternut Squash
1 stick butter (vegan version, okay without)
Olive oil
4 cups (3 large) chopped yellow onions
2 Tbsp Indian curry powder (I use 3)
1 lbs Granny Smith apples (4 or 5)
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups apple cider
2 cups veggie broth (I always end up using more)
(I also add a cinnamon stick and a few cloves while simmering and remove before serving)


Cut squash, remove seeds, peel and cut into chunks.
Peel apples and cut into chunks. Set aside squash and apples.
Warm butter and olive oil in large stock pot.
Add onions and curry, cook uncovered on low 15 to 20 minutes.
Add squash and apples with salt and pepper to stock pot, bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 45 minutes, until soft.
Puree coarsely and return to pot. (I transfer the pureed mixture to a second stock pot)
Add apple cider to desired consistency, cinnamon and cloves.
Simmer on low until ready to serve.




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1/30/11 10:26 A

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Could I get your recipe? It sounds amazing!

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Seeing, shall take heart again.

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1/30/11 10:23 A

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Could I get your recipe? It sounds amazing!

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
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1/27/11 2:53 P

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I bake it in a glass casserole dish with about a half to cup on water in it at 350 for about an hour/cut side down.

Edited by: GRACEISENUF at: 1/27/2011 (14:54)
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1/22/11 2:46 P

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One of my favorite soups to make is Apple Curry Butternut Squash soup. It's so good, and freezes/reheats well. It's been a big hit for company. I use granny smith apples for the tartness. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know.

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1/18/11 5:16 P

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Thanks, PJ! The seeds are high in zinc when they are raw and less so when they are heated.

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1/16/11 6:47 P

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I love stuffing roasted acorn squash with brown rice, chard (or kale) and turkey sausage. Yum!

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1/16/11 3:43 P

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Margie those recipes sound really good, will have to buy some spaghetti squash and give them a try.

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1/16/11 2:38 P

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I love all squashes. They add color to a simple meal. Spaghetti squash was first served to me by Mom when she learned Weight Watcher recipes, 1960s.

Spaghetti under sauce
She would crave alternate versions of starch dishes. By cooking the whole vegetable in boiling water until the skin collapsed under the pressure of a testing wooden spoon, the piece was done; I can do this by piercing the skin and using the microwave. She cooled it in a countertop in a casserole dish; in hurry-wear gloves. When it cooled she would open in half, any direction. She would gently scoop out the inner seeds and loose veins to eat the seeds later. The flesh was soft and could be separated from the skin readily. This became a pasta replacement to a sauce of choice. Keeping the integrity of the long stringy fibers acted as a pasta noodle replacement. Usually a marinara with basil was poured over each serving of spaghetti squash noodles.

Roasted/ stuffed
Stuffed with breading or wild rice mix or cheese sauce with vegetable medley
Cut the squash in half the long way; flatten the round edge to become a baking bottom to reduce fall-over. Remove seeds then slice from one edge to the other into the flesh without cutting the skin in 2 inch separations into a grid pattern of opposite directions, this helps marry the flavors and speeds up baking time. Place in a low walled baking dish. Dress with butter, salt and pepper or an olive oil sauce of assorted herbs into these cuts; Fill with stuffing. Cover each half with foil tenting to be removed in the last 10 minutes of about two hour bake and 375 degrees.

Fast side dish
Cut into small 2 inch squares with the seeds, veins, and skin removed. Boil with a little salt into a fork goes through and the flesh is translucent; about 10-12 minutes per pound. I serve plain with salt and pepper.


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1/15/11 9:12 A

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I use a pumpkin carving knife tocut my squash so I don't have to soften the skin first. It is a much safer way to cut them in half!

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1/14/11 11:24 P

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I have roasted Acorn Squash by cutting in half sprinkle some cinnamon and put a couple of grapes.

Butternut squash have pureed this and use it for pasta dishes and also good as soup, check out recipes in Spark or Food Network.com.

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1/14/11 10:06 P

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Wow! Thanks you guys for that speedy response! I am cooking them tomorrow!!
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1/14/11 9:17 P

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I also roast them. I don't microwave them first. (I don't even have a microwave.) I just cut them in half--lengthwise for the spaghetti squash and butternut squash, widthwise for the acorn squash--then scoop out all the seeds and strings with a spoon. You can roast the seeds just like pumpkin seeds...but I digress.

I brush on a bit of olive oil over the cut surface and roast them cut side down in a 400F oven until they are soft. Depending on size it will probably take between 30-45 minutes.

We usually just eat acorn and butternut squash directly out of the peel, but for the cool spaghetti strands you have to scrape the cooked spaghetti squash out of the peel with the tines of a fork. Be careful, the squash will be really hot; an Ove Glove works great for this operation.

Butternut squash can also be peeled and cubed and roasted. I peel it whole (make sure you have a really good vegetable peeler) and cut it into large rounds before cubing it. Make sure to remove the seeds and strings, of course. I the cubes with a bit of olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Sage is also good! Roast them at 400F, but they won't take as long. Usually 30 minutes at the most, depending on the size of the cubes.

Enjoy! Those are three of my most favorite veggies!

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1/14/11 8:32 P

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I roast them in the oven.

I cut them in half, first I poke some hole with a fork and microwave for around 1-3 minutes, this will make the squash soft so you can cut in half.

I scoop out the seeds and then raost the squash in the oven. I put the oven on at 400 degrees. Bake until the fleshy part is soft. I'm not sure how long.

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1/14/11 7:55 P

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I bought 3 kinds of squash I have never cooked or eaten in my life. Spagetti Squash, Butternut Squash and Acorn Squash. Does anybody have some great tips on the easiest and tasty ways to cook any of these?
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