It is Monday and it is that time of year again, when the weather cools and the unpredictability of this change becomes the reality of every day life. I woke this morning to rain steadily coming down and going out I certainly did not dress quite warm enough for the chill that greeted me as I walked to my car with my umbrella on my way to an appointment.
Living in the Northeastern region of the US during this time of year, the question of the day is, will it be; cold/ warm/chilly/rainy/sleet/snow during this Fall season? The weather is unpredictable as we enter into this early Winter season where a cold freeze will eventually blanket our cities and towns in frigid temperatures, sub-zero at times, along with the possibility of snow.
Yesterday I made up a large batch of Squash Soup. I pulled out a few quarts of frozen Butternut Squash from last years produce from our work in getting Organic vegetables into our freezer to make soups and breads in the colder months of the year.
This weekend I made up a batch of delicious tasty healthy Squash Soup and am enjoying it for breakfast on this rainy chilled Monday.
6 Quarts thawed Squash
1 Quart Organic Broth (I used chicken as that is what I had on hand)
Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg
Several cloves of minced garlic
Grated ginger root sauteed in butter and added to soup
After pouring my soup into a bowl, I added a generous amount of Pumpkin Seeds for my protein along with 2 TBS of Chia Seeds. I allow these to set a bit in my soup until softened and they are quite pleasurable to eat. You can also add a scoop of Sour Cream along with some heavy cream if you like.
Cook for 15 minutes on simmer until well heated and all the spices have been thoroughly assimilated into the Squash soup.
The seasoning can be used to flavor according to your own tastes and desires.
You might be interested in reading my article on Chia seeds and the many benefits they offer. One is that when you eat them in the morning, they will help keep you satisfied longer as they take on fluids and when in your stomach they expand, making you less likely to snack on unhealthy sweet things because you feel full longer.
You might also enjoy viewing the following articles for ideas on trying some new recipes or reading some helpful suggestions on making changes to your nutritional needs in your daily diet.
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