SQUASH!

I had a dilemma. What to do with a lackluster butternut squash? I had such a vegetable residing in my fridge. I first found it, this beautiful, organic butternut, in the produce section of Whole Paycheck. Okay, that’s not their real name, but don’t you think this one is somehow, more…appropriate? Anyhow, back to my story. Beautiful squash. Organic. Great price. After I stopped swooning, I bought the thing and brought it home. I lovingly cooked it. I dove in, expecting a medley of sweet and savory creaminess. And…

Nothing. Nada. Blah. I’ve had white rice with more flavor.

What a disappointment!

No, I couldn’t throw it away. It wasn’t spoiled, it was just boring. And there are starving children in the world, so the garbage disposal was not an option. Ask David, he’ll tell you I just am not able to waste food like that. So now I had a huge amount of squash that I needed to use up. What to do? Then I remembered a pumpkin bisque recipe I used to make, and decided to see if it would work.

With some minor modifications for ingredients on hand and ingredients I’m able to eat, it turned out great!

Butternut and Zucchini Bisque

Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Medium Zucchini, chopped
3-5 cloves of Garlic, smashed
4 cups of water
2-3 cups Butternut Squash, cooked

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I’ve been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s even better!

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4 Responses to SQUASH!

  1. Faye says:

    Li,
    I met you several months ago at the PBCSG mtg. While perusing blogs I found you and I’m glad. I didn’t go to the Legal Foods dinner and I regret it. I love your recipes and would love to make the Pumpkin Bisque. I may just run to the store now to get the ingredients. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Faye

  2. Faye says:

    Li,
    I met you several months ago at the PBCSG mtg. While perusing blogs I found you and I’m glad. I didn’t go to the Legal Foods dinner and I regret it. I love your recipes and would love to make the Pumpkin Bisque. I may just run to the store now to get the ingredients. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Faye

  3. Li & David says:

    Faye,

    Thank you for the kind words! I hope you enjoy the pumpkin bisque. I remember you from the meeting, and I enjoy reading your blog, too. Congratulations on going completely gluten free!

    I’m soooo looking forward to the PBCSG Vendor Fair in February, aren’t you? I’ve volunteered to work at it. If I don’t see you at the January meeting, hopefully I’ll see you there.

    Take care!

    Li

  4. Li & David says:

    Faye,

    Thank you for the kind words! I hope you enjoy the pumpkin bisque. I remember you from the meeting, and I enjoy reading your blog, too. Congratulations on going completely gluten free!

    I’m soooo looking forward to the PBCSG Vendor Fair in February, aren’t you? I’ve volunteered to work at it. If I don’t see you at the January meeting, hopefully I’ll see you there.

    Take care!

    Li

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