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I bought a butternut squash at my last grocery store trip and have been itching to make some butternut squash soup. I had made it years ago and forgot how easy it really can be. Especially when you own a Vitamix. I found a recipe here. But, of course, I needed to make a few changes to bring it to a "plant powered" status. So here it goes!
1 butternut squash. About medium size.
2 apples peeled, cored and cubed
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 T minced garlic
1 T butter (find yourself some Earth Balance soy free butter)
1/4 c flour
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup broth (original recipe calls for chicken broth, but I subbed veggie broth)
*I added a dash of cinnamon and about a 1" pc of ginger
Steam the squash and apples until soft. I think mine took about 15-20 minutes
While the squash is steaming saute the garlic and onions in the butter. I didn't have onions so I just sauteed the garlic and added it to the other ingredients in the blender. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until thicker.
Add the steamed squash and apples and blend again for about 1 minute or so or until creamy.
Serve immediately or put back on the stove top to heat through for later. Will also freeze really well.
It was a really easy recipe and pretty yummy! Serve with a side salad and enjoy yourself a plant powered meal!