Butternut Squash Soup

I've been slightly obsessed with my slow cooker lately. Reason being I've had absolutely NO time to cook. And you think I'm exaggerating.

.... I'm not.

I don't think I need to elaborate on the craziness of life. I think we've all been through those times when it seems like every emergency light is blinking and autopilot is broken and the only thing to do is switch to SURVIVAL MODE. Only the most important things get done. And somehow, in our crazy mixed-up world, FOOD never seems to make it on the to-do list.

I have no idea how that happens. It all seems very backwards. But our society is so funny now-a-days and getting through the day means getting places on time and making agendas and writing endless post-it notes instead of literally trying to find ways to nourish our bodies and stay alive. What happened to the good old days when nourishment literally meant survival?? (I just began realizing that this is starting to sound like I am promoting cave-man-ism... not trying to do that haha I am technically not on the paleo diet, I promise)

I am just trying to make the point that we are way too busy and we are all in some serious need of a detox bath, a guided meditation, and some soup to cuddle up with and sip on slowly.

You pickin' up what I'm putting down?? So. I'll cover the soup. I'll let you take care of the detox bath and the guided meditation. And we'll all relax and enjoy life a little more together:) Oh! Actually, I'll give a recommendation for the guided meditation. Try out this Christ-centered meditation. I did it the other day and it was a beautiful experience:)

So here's a quick and easy stage 1 GAPS soup. That means all it's got is simmered veggies and gut-healing bone broth. That's it! It is so, so, so simple and yet is soothing, filling, and delicious. No need to spend extra money or time to spice it up (unless you want to--which is TOTALLY encouraged here!!) because this soup can really stand on its own as a great soup to heal and seal the gut.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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Butternut Squash Soup
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 5 minCook time: 2 1/2 hours minServings: 4

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash
1 carrot
1 onion
4 c chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee, if tolerated

Directions:

Stage 1

  1. Peel and loosely chop the squash, carrot, and onion.
  2. Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or on low for 4-5 hours (alternatively, simmer in broth for 20 min)
  3. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

Stage 4 or beyond

  1. Peel and loosely chop the squash, carrot, and onion.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat and sauté onion and carrot for about 7 minutes, or until onion is fragrant.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 20 min (or transfer to crockpot for 2 1/2 hours)
  4. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

 

 

Let me know what you think!! Leave a comment below!

2 Responses to “Butternut Squash Soup

  • How do you manage to peel and chop the squash? The last time I attempted that, I nearly cut myself because it was so firm, and then the sap from the squash made my skin burn. How would you change the recipe if you used a baked squash? Thanks!

    • amoffat
      4 days ago

      haha this can be difficult for sure! The best way to do it is using a really good peeler. I would die with using a knife to skin it. But you can totally bake it too. Just cut the squash in half lengthwise and place them face down on a baking sheet and add enough water to cover the bottom. Bake it like that and then add it to the rest of the soup before blending!

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