2poundsorganic butternut squash, peeled and chopped (see instructions below)
1ham bone or ½ pound ham, chopped
1 - 14ozcandiced tomatoes
4cupshomemade or organic chicken stock
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Cut butternut squash in half, brush cut sides with coconut oil. Bake in 350-degree oven about 40-45 minutes. Let cool. Peel, seed, and chop.
In soup pot add butter and chopped green onions. Saute 2-3 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
Add garlic and red bell pepper and saute for additional 3 minutes.
Add ham bone or ham, tomatoes, chicken stock, spices, fresh herbs, and chopped squash. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Stir well and let simmer about 45 – 60 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, stirring well.
Great with cornbread topped with pickled beets, coarse black pepper, and goat cheese.
Or try garnished with sprouted popcorn and served with sprouted pumpkin seeds for a delicious fall meal.
6 scallions choppedin a dutch oven or soup pot saute scallions in butter for 2 minutes
1garlic clove minced
1red pepper chopped
1/4cupfresh parsley chopped
2tbspfresh basil chopped
2-3lbsorganic butternut squash peeled and chopped
1/2lbnaturally cured ham
115 oz.can organic diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
Add these ingredients to the scallions and cook on low for 5 minutes. NOTE: Since red peppers are out of season I use roasted red peppers from the grocery. A small jar works fine. Make sure they aren’t marinated.
Add these ingredients to your pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer about an hour. NOTE: I cut my squash in half, brush with coconut oil, place cut–side down on a roasting pan and bake about 25–30 minutes on 350 degrees. Makes peeling and chopping much easier than handling raw squash