Rita soup

Rita soup. 🙂
Hey all.

I finally got it together to cook something. yay! that means that things are slowly getting back to normal.

My friend Rita is a Clifftop friend from a million years ago. I love her dearly and I’m sad that she lives across the country from me! A while ago, we were brainstorming dishes that she could make for her boyfriend’s mother, who was coming to visit. Apparently the woman couldn’t have: meat, dairy, garlic, onions…help me out, Rita, what else was it? Anyway, she couldn’t have anything that makes food taste good. I would just end my life; there would be no point in living. We ended up settling on a pureed butternut squash soup with biscuits.

I cheated and used garlic AND onions
Rita predictably made this her own, in a delicious amazing way 🙂 I’m posting her recipe with my approximate measurements…we both did this to taste.

Rita’s Butternut Squash Soup

2 sweet potatoes

1 butternut squash, split longwise

1 banana

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

3 cups veggie broth

1 can coconut milk

curry powder

cayenne pepper

fresh ginger



4 cloves garlic

1/2 onion

parmesan cheese, to top

1) Split the squash and sweet potatoes in half. Top with olive oil or butter, salt and pepper, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Roast at 450 F until soft.

2) In a seperate pan, drizzle the onion, garlic and banana with a little oil. Roast with the other pan.*

3) In a stock pot, cook down your carrots in the broth. You can cook these things for a while. Don’t worry about overdoing it because you’re going to puree them at the end anyway.

4) When the squash etc is done, take it out and let it cool. Peel everything and chunk the cooked flesh. Add it to the stock pot with the carrots, along with coconut milk, spices, ginger and extra water or broth if you feel like you need to thin it down a little. Heat everything through. When heated, take mixture off heat and puree in blender.

5) Top with parmesan and serve with biscuits (i made parmesan biscuits!).

*Make sure that you watch the pan with the banana/onion/garlic…it’ll be done before the squash and potatoes.

Enjoy this, it’s truly delicious and unique.


2 Responses to “Rita soup”

  1. mysterious-sam Says:

    yay for Rita soup!!!!
    Now I need a Rosemary soup!

  2. mysterious-sam Says:

    yay for Rita soup!!!!
    Now I need a Rosemary soup!

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