Monday, December 7, 2009

Quick Acorn Squash Soup & Starkrimson Pear Salad



Healthy Monday. Worked Late. Tired. Gym. Gym hard. Tired. Made salad. Salad good. Made Soup. Soup gooooood. Tired.

Starkrimson Pears with Baby Romaine and Sesame Cashews
Baby Romaine Salad
Starkrimson Pear, sliced
Trader Joe’s Sesame Cashews, toasted

Altered Store-bought dressing
Mix together:
3T Drew’s Poppyseed Dressing
1T Walnut Oil
½ tsp Cider Vinegar
½ tsp Country Dijon Mustard
½ tsp Maple syrup

Quick & Healthy Acorn Squash Soup
½ C red onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled & trim ends off (leave whole)
1 medium Acorn squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into 1” cubes
2 C Water
Olive Oil
Butter or Margarine
Fresh thyme (optional)
Salt & Pepper
½ tsp sugar

In a medium saucepan, saute onions and garlic in oil & butter for about 3 minutes. Add squash and water and bring to a boil. Stir in about ¼ tsp salt and several grinds of pepper. Place a few sprigs of thyme on top and continue to boil 10-15 minutes until squash breaks apart easily. Remove thyme. Cool a few minutes and transfer to blender and puree. Add back to pan and season with salt & pepper.


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