This is a spiced butternut squash soup that is creamy, sweet and super comforting! Roasting the vegetables brings out their sweetness and gives the soup a fantastic flavor. This soup is another one of the household staples that we have had at least once a week this autumn. It’s hearty and delicious and one of my all-time favorites. It’s especially yummy served with a roast meat such as pork or beef.
If you asked most people what was the biggest thing they missed since cutting out processed food, I think a lot of people would say things like pizza, or maybe fettuccini alfredo, or chocolate chip cookies. Me? I miss hot breakfast cereals.
I mean Cream of Wheat, oatmeal (especially steel-cut ‘Irish’ oatmeal!), Zoom… those sort of things. They’re like my paleo kryptonite.
Alisa from Paleo in PDX had an amazing chicken soup recipe recently, and it inspired me to post my chicken soup recipe that The Ukrainian taught me. This soup is a staple meal in our household, and is loved by two out of three family members*. It’s especially good this time of year when the days are short and grey and nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a good book and a fuzzy blanket. And if you’ve got a sickie in the house, make this for them and I’m sure they will perk up soon!
“What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?” “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best-” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but […]
I remember the first time I successfully made my own mayonnaise. I felt like a cavewoman who discovered how to make fire. Since then, I’ve toyed with different ways to make it, using different kinds of vinegars, different ratios of oil to egg, different seasonings, and so on. Some methods have been successful, and others… not so much. At times I’ve found it enormously frustrating. But, I’ve learned from all my mistakes, and I think I’ve finally got a good method nailed. If you want to learn how to make homemade mayonnaise, there are tons of recipes on the internet for basic homemade mayo, but this is my own personal favorite. I think I’ve finally got it doctored up to the right proportions. It’s not too sour, not too spicy, not too sharp: it’s juuuuuust right. #goldilocksmayo
This salad is quite common here in Ukraine, kind of like potato or egg salad for Americans, and it’s sold at every supermarket deli counter. It was there at the supermarket that The Ukrainian pointed it out to me and suggested we try to make it ourselves. Now that I’ve tried it, I’m definitely going to add it into my cauliflower recipe arsenal!