butternut squash curry bisque
chill day, hot soup
After a long day of snowboarding (not too shabby for 2 years out), nothing sounded better than a big ‘ol bowl of soup. And this bisque was EVERYTHING. Thick, creamy, warm, comforting. What more could you ask for?
Oh, wait: HEALTH BENEFITS
This bisque has soooo many perks to it. Packed with veggies, it has all the nutrient density to fill you up and leave you feeling nutritionally satisfied. To spice it up, turmeric, red chili, black pepper, and ginger all contain components- capsaicin and gingerol- that help ease inflammation and increase blood circulation. So all that bruising, swelling, and soreness is bound to be gone by morning. The secret to getting the right consistency is bone broth! I used my favorite Bonafide Provisions, which can be found in the freezer section at Whole Foods or Sprouts, but TJs has one boxed and ready to go. Bone broth is a natural source of many amino acids found in collagen, the most abundant protein in our body that is responsible for hair, skin, nails, and muscles. Glycine, the main amino acid in cartilage, is extremely high in bone broth, making it ideal for joint and muscle recovery. Glycine is also the precusor for Glutathoine, a cell-bound antioxidant in our body.
1/2 TBSP coconut oil
1/3 cup Mirepoix (carrots, celery, onion)
Medium sized handful ginger, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, mined
1 TBSP Red Chili Flakes
1/2 TBSP Black Pepper
1 whole butternut squash, roughly chopped
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 bunch of carrots, diced
1 cup coconut cream
3 cups chicken bone broth
1 TBSP Curry Powder
1/2 TBSP salt
Juice of 2 limes
Microwave squash for 10 minutes to make cutting easier
Heat Coconut oil in large pot. Add Mirepoix, garlic, ginger, and pepper spices. Sautee until brown and toasty
Mix coconut cream, bone broth, curry powder, and salt. Set aside.
Add in veggie base mix with toasted mix in pot. Pour coconut cream/broth base. Let simmer until veggies become soft.
Once softened, use immersion blender to blend until smooth and uniform in consistency (no chunks here)
Zest it up using the lime. Add additional coconut cream, cilantro, or Sambal Chili Paste to add even more flavor!