I am a big soup person and with harvest season here its time to experiment . This week I have made roasted
butternut squash with cauliflower and onion . The cauliflower really helps add a creaminess that I would have gotten from milk . I could have added soy milk I guess but wheres the creativity in that .
you will need:
1 butternut squash - cut in half take out the seeds and add a large knob of gfcf butter in the hole
1 cauliflower - cut into florets toss in olive oil
1 large yellow onion - diced
1L water or stock .you may want more or less depending on how thick you want your soup
hand blender or blender
Roast the squash for 1 hour at 350F and the cauliflower for 30mins . Saute the onion until translucent then add 2 cups of water and let simmer .
Once the cauliflower is done roasting add it to the onion then add enough water or stock to cover them . When the squash comes out let it cool down enough so you can handle it . Should be soft and easy to scoop . Add the squash to the pot of onion and cauliflower, add your spices , make sure you have enough water (it should cover the veggies) stir then let sit at a medium heat for about 20 mins stirring occasionally .
After 20 mins you can start blending .
This makes a large pot . I like to freeze half of mine into portioned bags for later and share with family . Making soup ins't expensive or hard and is the best meal for those rainy days !
* to taste
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
As Halloween approaches my mind wanders to the candy being given out . Drool . Unfortunately many of them could potentially contain wheat / gluten . I am super glad to have found website posted by Alison St.Sure . She put in a lot of hard work putting together a 2010 gluten free candy list . I would hug her if I could! http://surefoodsliving.com/2010/10/halloween-candy-list-gluten-free-allergen-free-status-2010/
Alison also provides a list of candy without the top allergens in it .
I really enjoy her site . Now I can have a happy healthy(ish tee hee ) Halloween .
Friday, October 1, 2010
If you love handmade knitwear please check out http://monpetitshoo.blogspot.com/ or find her on facebook and Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/amandamcmom ! I have purchase quite a few and given many as gifts and they are wonderful . Very cute children s hats and stylish adult ones too! She is definitely worth a look .