Roasted Squash Soup with Chipotle Cream Drizzle

I’m not a soup person.  Although I tell you, this soup would make me one!!

  •  2 med sweet Onions
  •  3 Celery
  •  2 carrots
  • ½ lg kabocha squash (or butternut)

If you’re not familiar with Kobocha squash you’re missing out!  It’s 1/3 lower in calorie than Butternut, easier to cut open and high in iron.  It’s seriously worth the garden space!  I put it in this year not being familiar with it and next year I will put in 3 plants.  It’s that good!

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Roast squash and veg. at 425, 25 mins

Brush with ADOBO sauce mix (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/recipe/4154) and roast 10 more mins.

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Meanwhile Combine and heat:

  •  6 cups chicken stock  (6 cups water and 3 tbsp Broth mix (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/recipe/5284))
  •  1 tbsp of Onion and Garlic Nutritional Yeast Sprinkle (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/products/food/nutritional-yeast-sprinkles/garlicandonion-nutritional-yeast-sprinkle) (or fresh green onion & garlic). The Sprinkle adds a bonus nutty flavor due to the Nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp Chili Garlic Salt (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/product/1002551)

Add veg to stock, puree.

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Iron Fish.  My daughter is low in iron, so I use my cast iron pans as much as possible PLUS I use my iron fish (http://www NULL.luckyironfish NULL.com/) in any soup or pasta I cook.  NOTE:  Remember to remove iron fish before you blend.  OOPS!

Drizzle with:

  • 1/2 cup cream off your your *coconut milk, diluted with coconut milk (OR regular cream/greek yogurt combo)
  • ½ tsp Chipotle Aioli mix (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/search/products?search=chipotle%20aioli%20mix).

Sprinkle with Garlic & Onion Nutritional Yeast sprinkle.  Devour.

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This is my fav brand of Coconut milk (http://www NULL.londondrugs NULL.com/real-thai-coconut-milk---1000ml/L8758807 NULL.html) and I get it at Superstore.  It’s popular, when you see it buy a few!  Great flavor and CLEAN ingredients.  Had a can of rooster milk yesterday and was SOO disappointed!

 

 

Kid’s Fav Good Food Real Results Meal

This is my kids favorite Good Food Real Results weekday dinner!

Cut your 1lb pork loin into thin slices (1/4-1/2 inch) and pound until
tenderized and half the thickness.

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Coat them with your fav Epicure salts and Peppers.  I used Chili Garlic and Tuxedo.

Quickly flash fry a couple mins on each side – they’ll cook quickly because they’re so thin,
you’re really just browning and cooking to your desired doneness.

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For sides we enjoyed: Steamed Broccoli (PERFECT in 2 mins in the steamer)

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Mac & Cheese – quick and easy with no icky food colorings & better tasting too! Pikliz – spicy Haitian pickled veg.
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Crispy Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Slice your potatoes on your Epicure slicer or a Mandolin if you have one. You need thin even pieces.

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Melt 2 Tbsp of Butter, add in 5 garlic cloves.

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Coat your Cookie Sheet with Parchment paper. Lay slices in one even layer, brush lightly with garlic butter. Sprinkle with your fav seasoning and some salt. I used Maple Bacon Pepper and Epicure’s Seasoning Salt (lower in Sodium that the others). Continue adding layers of potato topped with butter.

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Bake in 425 oven about 30mins until crispy on top and the bottom. Devour!

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African Chickpea & Beet Salad

Came home from a week of camping and was so excited to get back into my kitchen. Tonight’s supper was inspired by an African feast at camp.

African Chick Pea & Beet Salad (I served it alongside Grilled Chicken)
1 can chick peas
1 long english cukes, diced
4 small beets, cooked & diced
A small handful of Cilantro (I’m sad I didn’t have any)
I batch African Rub
2 Tbsp Rice Or Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of half a lime
2 tsp Avocado Oil (Grapeseed would work too)

Combine all above ingredients. It’s even better day 2! My kids love it with petita’s on top.

African Rub:
1/2 tsp Roasted Garlic Hummus
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Chili Garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Minced Garlic (use fresh if you don’t have time to let it sit)
big pinch of Cinnamon, Cloves & nutmug
1/4 tsp Harissa (use less if you don’t want it spicy)
1/2 tsp Oh Canada
COMBINE: Use on chicken or in Chick Pea saladAfrican chick pea and beet salad