Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
In a pressure cooker bowl, or a sauce pan will do:

2  oil
2 lbs. cubed butternut squash
1 medium onion, chopped
Sauté butternut squash and onion until butternut squash is golden, about 8 minutes.

2  butter
2 T sugar
1 tsp minced garlic, fresh or dry

Saute another 6-8 minutes.

1½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
dash of cardamom (this is optional, I am a cardamom lover)

 Add 3 cups chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes.
If you are using a pressure cooker, place lid on and set timer for 5 minutes.  This is the most flavorful way to make it. A pan on the stove works in a pinch.

Puree in a food processor, or using an immersion blender (or a blender with the lid hole removed so it doesn't explode lol). 

Add 1 C Cream.  This is optional..we like it with and without the cream.  You can always add cream on a per bowl basis. 

Roman Fava Beans ~pressure cooker alert! ♥

Roman Fava Beans

These are so yummy!  If you like Victor Emmanuals fava beans,  you will love these.(for you Berks County, PA residents who know what Victor's is)

1½ c fava beans (dried)

Cook fava beans on high setting (meat if you have it)  for 25 mins.


In pressure cooker or pot on stove:

¼ c olive or grapeseed oil (I prefer grapeseed)
1 C finely chopped onions
2 slices chopped bacon (this is optional, I don't add these)
1 T parsley

Cook in your pressure cooker until onions are done.
Add beans back in along with:
3/4 c chicken stock
2 T minced garlic (dry or jarred)
1 tsp salt

Simmer uncovered 15-20 mins.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cranberry cook raw foods recipe

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This is a super-fast recipe to make for your Thanksgiving table

Cranberry Relish
No cook method

2½ Cups

In a food processor:

1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries
1 orange peel off, can be cut up
1 cup sugar

Pulse until chopped but not pureed. 
Put in refrigerator for at least two days or up to two weeks.
(you can taste it now if you want, I love it freshly made but it gets better with age)

Cranberries are so good for you...don't limit them to holidays.  The more natural a state you eat them in, the better.  Yes, we are adding sugar to them...that's a bad thing, but if the sugar gets you to eat the cranberries more, then so be it.  
The cranberry institute

I am such a carb freak so I am going to make some biscotti later's my recipe with cranberries.