Happy October! This used to be my most favorite month, I would get all giddy about the Fall and halloween and cooler weather and my birthday. Now I get excited about everything EXCEPT my birthday! 31.... yikes. Where did my 20s go :( Can I re-live them please?! My little brother is turning 20, two days after me. Lucky dude. Little does he know, these will be the most exhilarating years of his life! But I guess there is soooo much for me to look forward to as I move into another chapter in my life. Growing up doesn't have to be depressing does it?! I will always be young at heart. In keeping with the Fall mood and my awesome hemp products, I created this butternut squash bisque to warm us up as the weather begins to drop. [I live in Florida so by temperature drop I mean 80 degrees versus 90 degrees LOL!]
Look at that color! This was soooo creamy and comforting, yet healthy. I loved the velvety smooth texture and the roasted seeds I sprinkled on top with some hemp hearts was the perfect crunch, instead of grabbing for a carb loaded baguette. Don't get me wrong, I love baguette with my soups but if you are trying to get that sexy slimness for your Halloween costume, then stick with the healthy crunchies. I also drizzled the soup with some extra hemp oil. That hemp oil sure is amazing. The nutty fresh flavor is perfection.
The hardest part about this recipe is cutting the squash! Yup, thats it, after you get through that, you're good to go. Once you get the squash cut in half, just place it face down on a cookie sheet and cover in a little hemp oil.
Then stick it in the oven for a little over an hour and it's ready! So much easier than trying to peel the tough skin off first. This bisque is a perfect starter for your Thanksgiving meal as well. Wow your dinner guests this year! And it's also a perfect recipe to make ahead.
I have so very much enjoyed my hemp products from Manitoba Harvest. I have been sprinkling hemp hearts into everything, pasta, yogurt, smoothies, cereal, soups, veggies, you name it! I have been substituting hemp oil for olive oil in everything as well. My protein powders are all so wonderful, no chemical after-tastes, simple ingredients. This company really has it going on. My wallet is going to hurt after finding this new love!
Butternut Squash Bisque
Servings: About 4
Prep Time: 1.5 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
I was born in Peru where life revolves around food :) My grandmother was a cooking goddess and I strive to be half as good as her! I love cooking and eating out and tasting flavors from all over the world. Check out my Facebook page (linked as "f" above my picture) for daily updates and posts! Thanks for visiting and happy cooking! Don't forget to send me your feedback!