Saturday, June 23, 2012

Moroccan Spaghetti Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

Spaghetti Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

The Vitamix is changing lives!!!   We are using this amazing machine at least two times per day, usually 3.  Today for example, breakfast was a fresh Apricot, Orange and Banana Smoothie!  Beautiful color and delicious too!

Apricot, Orange & Banana Smoothie

Apricot, Orange & Banana Smoothie
The Chef In My Head
Serves 2

1 cup ice
4 fresh apricots, pitted
1 banana, peeled
2 oranges, peeled
1 T. Nopolina (optional)

Place all ingredients in Vitamix in order listed,  Turn on and immediately turn to 10 on dial and switch lever to high.   Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!!  

Too easy and too tasty!!

Lunch today is the beautiful and creamy soup.  I am going to pretend that it is not expected to be over 100 degrees outside.  
After standing with the refrigerator door open for about ten minutes, this is what I came up with.  Man I love this blender, it was so worth saving up for.  Changing lives here....changing lives.

Moroccan Spaghetti Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
The Chef In My Head
Serves 6

1 3-4 pound spaghetti squash
1 large sweet potato, peel and cut into large cubes
1/2 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, large dice
1/2 (4 T.) stick unsalted butter
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
1/2 tsp tumeric (optional for added nutrition and color)
3/4 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 of an orange, peeled
2 cups vegetable broth

Pierce squash (about an inch deep) all over with a small sharp knife to prevent bursting. Cook in microwave oven on high power (100 percent) for 6 to 7 minutes. Turn squash over and microwave until squash feels slightly soft when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes more. Cool squash for 5 minutes.

Place Sweet Potato cubes in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high power (100 percent) until tender when pierce with a fork, about about 4 to 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over moderately high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 1 minute. Stir in spices and salt & pepper and remove from heat.  Add to Vitamix.

After Spaghetti Squash has cooled slightly, cut it in half, scoop out seeds and discard (or save to toast for garnish).  with a large spoon, scoop flesh of squash into Vitamix, reserving a small amount of "noodles" for garnish if desired.

Place cooked cubed Sweet Potato into Vitamix.  Toss in orange and 2 cups of Vegetable broth.  

Secure lid on Vitamix.  Turn on machine, turn dial to 10 and lever to high.  Add more Vegetable broth as needed.  Let machine remain running on high until you see a fair amount of steam escaping lid.

Pour into serving bowls, garnish and serve.

Unbelievably creamy and delicious!!

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  1. My Beautiful Lucy Ricardo and her Veggie Vitamix.......can't wait to see you in action! Your recipes look devine!

  2. I love your recipes, but cooking with a microwave serves two saves time AND it kills all the nutrients in food. UGH


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