Fresh Recipe: Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

acorn squashThis week for Fresh Tip Tuesday I tackled my bag from Farm Fresh Carolina and decided it was a SOUP DAY using acorn squash! Also, my mini was sick, so she needed some liquid gold to help lift her spirits.  LOL

Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with medicinal properties and pairs will with acorn squash as well as sweet potatoes so it had to be included. I prefer using ginger paste, or fresh grated, but dried will work for the recipe as well.  If you do not have a Tupperware’s Pressure Cooker, you could use an InstaPot or the traditional method of roasting, blending, then simmering on the stove, just know it will take 3 times longer.

Try it out, and let me know what you think!

 

Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

1 acorn squash
2 medium sweet potatoes
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2-3 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp ginger, I prefer FRESH
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 (14 oz) can coconut milk, lite
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Peel and cut squash and sweet potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Place squash, sweet potatoes, onion, spices and broth to cover in Tupperware Microwave Pressure Cooker.  Cook for 16 mins on high. (test to be sure squash is soft after pressure releases.)
  3. Scoop into thePowerChef System and process until smooth.  Add back to the pressure cooker and combine with coconut milk. Stir, season with salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. Serve with artisan croutons.

ENJOY!!!!

Corinne Brown

 

 

 

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Fresh Recipe: Stuffed Carnival Squash

Carnival Squash is a hybrid of the sweet dumpling and acorn squash. It usually has a cream-colored background covered with stripes and speckles of green and orange. The price point is low and when roasted or steamed it has a buttery, almost maple syrup-like flavor to it.  Full of potassium, Vitamins A & C, folate and omega-6 fatty acids this is a squash you should definitely try.  Eat it solo with a little olive oil and brown sugar, or stuff it like the recipe below.  Either way, I promise you will love it.

Huge shout out to Farm Fresh Carolina’s for delivering an amazing box of produce this week that inspired the recipe for Fresh Tip Tuesday.  If you are in the Fort Mill, SC Area, use code Fresh10 to get $10 off your first box.

Stuffed Carnival Squash

1 carnival squash, cut in half through the stem and seeded

1 C cooked quinoa 

1 cups greens (spinach, tatsoi, kale, Swiss chard), cut into ribbons

1 large apple, chopped

1 small head of garlic

2 T olive oil, plus some to coat squash

3 ounces chorizo or sweet sausage, cooked and crumbled or cut into small pieces (I used Vegetarian Smoked Apple Sage Sausauge from Field Roast)

2 T parmesan cheese, shredded

Salt + Pepper

 

Directions:

  • Prepare quinoa in the Tupperware® Microwave Rice Maker according to the directions in the product insert (1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cups water. Microwave on high power for 5 min and let stand 15 minutes. Allow to cool and fluff with a serving spoon. 
  • Drizzle the flesh of each squash half with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, and lay the flesh side down in the Smart MultiCooker. Fill water in the water tray and cook until tender when pricked with a fork, 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove MultiCooker from Microwave when done and put greens into the colander insert.  Place in MultiCooker and Cover to Steam while you prep filling.
  • Cut chorizo in half lengthwise and cook in MicroPro Grill for 3-5 mins (depending on your preference). Dice the apple into small cubes and place them in medium mixing bowl along with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the chorizo (cut or crumbled), quinoa, greens and half the cheese.
  • Scoop the filling into the cavity of each squash half, piling it into a mountain so that it holds as much as possible. Sprinkle with remaining cheese

 

ENJOY!!!!

Corinne Brown

 

 

 

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