Curried Butternut Squash Soup

As some of your are aware, I have added another title onto my list to juggle which means I am spending a lot more time on research, teaching doctors, and implementing lifestyle medicine ideas into programs.  That means I’m in Chicago most of the week, and I can’t be around in the same capacity for my patients.  In order to continue providing options for patients, I still take cases, do all the diagnostics, devise a care plan, etc.  However, when it comes to making it work for the patient in a way that works for their lifestyle, I have enlisted the help of a wellness coach named Carole Turnbo.  Some of you may know her as the amazing athlete and trainer.  I know her as my trainer but also as a colleague after all these years tag-teaming patients to change their life and health.
She recently posted a recipe for butternut squash soup that peaked my interest!  I obviously put my own spin on it, but love the original concept, and I encourage you to follow her blog for all her upcoming ideas about a Primal Thanksgiving!
A Balanced Life is the name and she would love to have you visit. ;)
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash, peeled, cubed
6 carrots, chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 squirt anchovy paste (optional but so good)
1 can full fat coconut milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 can pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp maca
1 Tbsp turmeric
1 Tbsp curry paste
1 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil
salt and pepper to taste
Sautee garlic, anchovy paste, curry paste, and oil for 2 minutes.  Then add the butternut, pumpkin, carrots, coconut milk, chicken stock, spices.  Allow to simmer until butternut is fork tender (about 35-45 minutes).  Blend with an immersion blender and serve!  Put in a thermos on a cold day!

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