Video! Roasted Butternut Squash, Shallot and Saffron Soup

Here it is! My first professionally shot video series. First up, a little something from my all liquid Anti-Detox book. There are times in life where we just need to kill the inflammation, be it histamine induced, or caused by any of the other inflammation spawning elements released from mast cells when the body is having a bit of a meltdown. I consider this book to be an inflammation busting cleanse, that just also happens to be low histamine as well.

Why liquid? Dr. Fuhrman (my nutritional hero) points out that liquids put less stress on the digestive tract as well as requiring less enzymes to be processed. It’s also what so many of you have written in to request!

You’ll find two juices/smoothies/juicies per day, in addition to very high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredients. You absolutely do not need to use this book as a cleanse, you can simply work these recipes into your existing diet.

As with the Anti-Cookbook, nothing in this book is here without purpose. Every single ingredient here is antihistamine and/or anti-inflammatory. Recipes have subs for lower oxalate.

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The Low Oxalate Cookbook features antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich recipes. 

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Roasted Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

Prep Time: 15mins  | Cook Time: 60mins  | Servings: 4-6

Butternut, my saviour on so many inflammatory blow outs. Teamed with quercetin rich shallots and thyme here, which are also antihistamines, it’s really hard to go wrong with this soup. Don’t feel you have to use the chili, it’s totally optional. I find it to be very healing, but it is a nightshade and so may aggravate inflammation in some.

This soup is lovely, thick and creamy. You could freeze half of the coconut milk and then blend in at the end for a cooler/vichyssoise style soup for the sultry summer nights. This recipe varies a little from the one in my video…I rarely make a recipe the same twice! 

INGREDIENTS

1 butternut squash, cubed

8 large shallots (or 16 small/medium ones), peeled and sliced in half

10 threads saffron

1/2 cup finely chopped chives

4 cups coconut milk/cream (or your dairy free choice)

4 cloves garlic (I use an entire head), peeled

1/2 cup thyme

pinch of cayenne pepper, or 1/2 small fresh red chili

olive oil

PREPARATION

Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F.

Place the butternut squash, shallots and garlic in a roasting tray. Sprinkle with thyme and drizzle with a little olive oil and season, if desired.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on oven.

Transfer to pot, pour in coconut milk/cream, depending on desired thickness, and add in the saffron threads.

Bring to the boil and then simmer for up to 30 minutes. Place soup in blender and process until smooth.

Garnish with chopped chives, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon if tolerated.

BENEFITS

Vitamin A 1192%

Vitamin C 286%

Vitamin E 41%

Vitamin K 72%

Thiamin 49%

Vitamin B6 79%

Pantothenic Acid 40%

Folate 78%

Iron 122%

Magnesium 139%

Omega 3 206mg