Monday, February 11, 2013

"hunger month" soup, or apple cider squash soup

HEH?  Hunger month?  The Green Pigeon explains, and has some good suggestions on how to survive better next year.

I literally just read that post.  Right after I had finished eating my own bowl of my soup.  I had been thinking today that it would be a perfect recipe for this time of year.


1 squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
3 small, 2 medium or 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 mall or 1 medium cooking onion, chopped
Enough stock (vegetable or chicken) to cover vegetables (that way you can use any sized squash)
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp ground, or 1 stick cinnamon
2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (unfiltered is best, and yummiest)
2 cups apple cider
1/2-1 cup coconut milk

 -Tumble squash, sweet potato and onion into pot.  Cover with stock.

-Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to simmer.  Add cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper, stir.

-Cook for 5 or whatever minutes.  Before the squash is soft, toss in vinegar and cider.  Turn down heat more.  To just buppa buping  (as my mommy would say)

-Stir on occasion, and turn off once squash is soft.  Don't over cook.  Take off stove and wiz up with a hand blender.  Be so careful.  Don't lift the hand blender and make it fly all over and burn yourself.  If you don't have a hand blender, let cool some and blend in blender.  Add in coconut milk and stir until blended.

-Ladle out and eat with bread and butter (I sorely miss white rye and butter with my soup!)


  1. !!! I have squash, and I have apples... I think I know what I'm cooking today! <3

  2. I had squash and NO apples, but had cider! <3