The aroma that filled the air from my coworker’s butternut squash soup was so intoxicating that I just had to have a taste. Thankfully, Maija has no problem sharing and grabbed a spoonful for me.
Maija’s soup had the slightest hint of rosemary, and a sweet note of apples that perfectly complimented her butternut squash.
Fortunately for me, Maija was happy to pass along her soup ingredients. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t have an exact recipe, so I had to rely on my limited recall to recreate her soup.
The jar of Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that Jen Ross sent me came just in time to make my soup. A quick trip to the farmers market produced the butternut squash, Honey Crisp apples, mild leeks and fresh thyme I needed.
See? Limited recall – I forgot the rosemary!
My butternut squash and apple soup recipe was a bit sweeter than Maija’s, and I was definitely missing the rosemary. It lacked that savory appeal that the original version had, but all in all, it made a huge pot of heart-warming, creamy soup that I ate the rest of the week for lunch.
Needless to say, I’m now tired of butternut squash soup, but would recommend you give it a try. Just don’t forget the rosemary!
Healthy cooking tip . . .
When I tout the benefits of coconut oil, I often get the response that coconut oil is too expensive and bad for your health. Recent research shows that while coconut oil is a saturated fat, it’s a saturated fat high in medium-chain triglycerides, thought to be more easily metabolized in the body and beneficial for cholesterol levels and heart health (not to mention other health benefits).
When it comes to cost, from my perspective, coconut oil no more expensive than a good quality olive oil. I prefer organic, cold pressed versions, and Kelapo sells their quality coconut oil for a very reasonable price.
So next time you’re shopping on the internet, or at your local grocery store, pick up a jar and give it a try. You and your body won’t be disappointed.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 141, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4
Total Fat: 3.75g
Total Carbs: 25.82g
Dietary Fiber: 4.06g
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