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I WILL be well ;)

by Meghann on November 15, 2010

Operation “I will not get sick” kicked off with a bang this afternoon.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?

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How about Apple Sauce and a Granola Bar? Does that count too? 😉

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I had brought all of my gear for Hot Yoga tonight, but decided if I was going to stay well that I needed to stay away from a hot sweaty room and instead opted to rest in front of my TV with hot tea. The hot tea and rest really did help. I made the jasmine tea extra strong and just breathed in the lovely fumes to help clear my passages.

I was seriously considering a smoothie for dinner, but a big bowl of comfort soup had captured my attention.

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This Coconutty Squash Soup is loosely based off of a Nutty Coconut Sweet Potato Soup Kath had made a while back. I didn’t have an exact recipe, so I went with my own add ins and ended up with this spicy rendition of the soup.

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  • 1 small Acorn Squash
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1/2 T Minced Garlic
  • 1 can Lite Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 1 T Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 t Brown Sugar
  • 1 t Garlic Salt
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Coat a pot with olive oil and add the acorn squash, onions, and sweet potato. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, add the coconut milk, vegetable broth, chick peas, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.

Once the 30 minutes is up, blend everything with a immersion blender, and taste for seasonings. Add more salt or pepper as necessary. I preferred the spiciness of this soup, so I went heavy on the red pepper flakes. 😉

When it reaches a taste to your liking, add the kale and cook until the kale has wilted.

I garnished my bowl with chopped nuts, raisins, and blue cheese.

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The soup was delicious. I love the extra spice from the pepper flakes and the slight sweetness the brown sugar gave the soup. Comfort food in a nutshell.

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Soup for the soul, ice cream for the throat.

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There’s a Cooke Dough Cookie hidden under there somewhere. 😉

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Rest, Rest, and More Rest (with a little Gossip Girl thrown on!)

Good NIght!

1 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life November 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

It seems like you are on the road to health! Sleep well!!
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2 Jaime @If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now November 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

feel better 🙂
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3 Molly November 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Feel better 🙂 and chug orange juice!
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4 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm

How do you like that immersion blender? I think I need one. The idea of food processing ingredients into a soup seems too daunting so I never make them.

5 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Hope you’re feeling 100% back to normal soon!!
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6 Ali November 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Sounds like you made a good decision with resting this afternoon, hope you wake up feeling much better!

7 Tab- Just Weighing In November 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

good for you – I believe that a positive attitude goes a long way!
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8 Amanda (Eating Up) November 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

That ice cream looks like a ghost! It’s making me laugh!
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9 Laura (Starloz) November 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm

apple sauce, yummy!
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10 Stephanie @ LungesandLunch November 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

mmm that soup looks incredible! As for an apple a day – I used to that, and it only gave me an apple allergy 🙁 lol
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11 Katy (The Singing Runner) November 15, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I hope that you do not get sick! In addition to taking the Vitamin C, also take echinacea and vitamin D. As a singer, whenever I have a performance coming up, I take echinacea 3-5 times a day two weeks prior to my performance. I swear by the stuff! 🙂
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12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

Hope you feel better soon!!! Try a lemon and honey drink perhaps?
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13 Krystina November 16, 2010 at 12:46 am

Get well soon!
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14 elise November 16, 2010 at 1:12 am

cracked nuts on soup is so smart! must try that.
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15 movesnmunchies November 16, 2010 at 1:42 am

oh my gosh that soup! i LOVE blue cheese on everything and anything- hope you feel better!
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16 Lauren November 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

Feel better hun!!
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17 Matt November 16, 2010 at 6:59 am

That soup looks awesome 🙂
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18 Hope November 16, 2010 at 7:53 am

I hope you feel better soon! Get lots of rest and drink fluids. 🙂

19 Holly November 16, 2010 at 8:20 am

Rest is good…so was GG last night…;)

20 Halley (Blunder Construction) November 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

Hope you feel better soon! Eat something spicy!
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21 Rachel November 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

That soup looks SO good. I have kind of a coconut milk phobia that I’m trying to get over and all the ingredients in this soup sound so delicious…it would be good therapy.
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22 Kacy November 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

I’m about to eat an apple for the same reason. Apple sauce does sound good though! As does that soup!

23 Heather March 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

this is really random but i bookmarked this recipe a longggg time ago and i just decided i want to make it tonight! i was just wondering if you need to cook the acorn squash beforehand?

24 Meghann March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

Nope. I just added the raw squash to the hot pot and sauteed for a few minutes. It should soften up when you cook it in the liquids for the 30 minute stretch.

25 Heather March 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

awesome – thanks!!

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