- Butternut squash, apple and cardamom soup
Butternut squash is a winter fruit that grows on a vine…
A bit boring…. And Brian Mcknight in my ears is teasing me…. Difficult to concentrate…
It’s not boring and I love learning about ingredients and told you about the very little I know, but not now.
Right now I prefer to tell you about my experiments on myself (for those who read my previous post) also because I need to confess. tell you how i feel.
I hadn’t touched any alcohol since the 2nd of January till yesterday evening, why yesterday evening ? By reflex, seriously, I don’t see any other reason… I had in my hand a stupid bottle of Chablis with only something like 0.50 cm of wine left and as I always did before this diet, I thought I wouldn’t waste so it was better to drink it. And I don’t even like Chablis, seriously, I felt so ashamed after that to crack and be so weak so close to the end of the month, I felt stupid, if at least it was a wine i loved…. That’s ridiculous.
You will say that it was just a sip and yes it was but still, if it’s to cheat, I should have really cheated and had a whole bottle….
Apart from my guiltiness i really feel great even if my hair looks terrible because of this no-poo method. It’s been more than 2 weeks now that I haven’t washed my hair, i rince it with warm water and sometimes with apple cider vinegar which is supposed to help the hair to be smoother and lighter. Well, not yet… My hair is heavy, gummy and dry on the tips. Not very glamourous, but it’s to be naturally glamourous in a few weeks. I’ll wait 2 more weeks and see. One month should be enough.
Cooking wise, I made this delicious butternut squash and apple soup.
So, butternut squash is a winter fruit that grows on a vine…It is known to have been cultivated by the Incas in the fifteenth century and remains a very important source of food throughout much of central and south America.
Sweet and nutty, it belongs to the zucchini, cucumber and pumpkin family and is an excellent source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, C and E, fiber….
When chosing a butternut squash, if you can push a finger nail in the rind, it’s immature and will lack of flavour and sweetness. The rind has to be hard with a beautiful orange/beige colour.
Butternut squash, apple and cardamom soup, serves 6 pers.
- 1 whole butternut suqash
- 2 apples
- 1 onion
- 2 vegetables cube bouillon
- Salt, pepper
- Cardamom powder
- Olive oil
Peel and remove the seeds of the butternut squash, peel and chop the onion finely. Cut the butternut in little cubes and cook them in a frying pan with olive oil and onion. Meanwhile bring 1 liter of water to the boil, when it’s boiling add the 2 cubes bouillon.
Peel, deseed and cut in small cubes the apples and add them to the pan with butternut and onion.
When butternut, onion and apples are tender put them in a blender with a bit of the bouillon. Make your soup more or less thick according to your taste by adding more bouillon. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and cardamom powder.