This is so tasty and so easy. I had a can of organic butternut squash on the shelf, probably left over from Thanksgiving. I turned it over and there was a recipe for traditional butternut soup. I did not have all the ingredients and I was really not interested in a recipe that called for 2 cups of half and half. Just not all that into dairy unless it is totally necessary.
So I experimented and just started to cook. I put a couple spoons of olive oil in a saucepan and then added Whole Foods Muchi curry to the heated oil. I learned a secret from my mother in law about Indian cooking- and that is you really need to fire up the spices to bring out the flavor. Whole Foods Muchi Curry is the Cliff Notes of Indian cooking. It has turmeric, cumin, black pepper, ginger, coriander, fenugreek, garlic, celery seed, cloves, cayenne pepper, carraway seed, white pepper. Basically if you have eaten Indian food odds are these ingredients are in it in some way. You are not going to be Madhur Jaffrey in a day, but you will have a powerful edge over the competition with Muchi Curry in your spice rack
This little jar of Muchi Curry is my secret sauce to making anything taste great. So I heated it up in the olive oil and then mixed in the can of butternut squash. There are very few calories in butternut squash
but there are a TON of good nutrients. It is especially high in Vitamin A as well as a whole bunch of other vitamins and minerals.
I threw in a couple cardamon pods to give it some more flavor. I then added some cinnamon and then some sugar! The combination was very interesting and very tasty. I added a little water to make it soupier. I realized why the Chinese feature sweet and sour dishes- the combination of the spices can make for a powerful flavor combination. Try it and don't be afraid to mess it up. It is very filling and you can even chill the soup and use it for a vegetable dip. I cut up some tomatoes and dipped it into this mix. Very very good.
Can't wait to try the soup. Getting back into exercise today. Fell off the wagon, wasn't feeling good. I agree with you we all need a place to start. I did the shakes ( fusion) they helped alot.
Posted by: Mary B | June 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM
I am so frustrated with myself - i just keep eating tooo much chocolate - my husband has stayed pretty much off meat and on Furhman since Nov. I did real well in the winter and lost 16# but have stayed at 161-165 all year. (For a while he had me try a different food plan - no go - and I have just not gotten back on track.) I will stop crying on your shoulder and stay on track today - just have to do one meal at a timeI realize.
Posted by: Catherine C. Luria | August 29, 2009 at 02:43 PM
This sounds delicious and I've been falling in love with Indian spices anyway. Will def. give it a try; thanks for sharing! :)
Posted by: lifephile | April 14, 2009 at 08:06 AM