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Squash makes great soup. Soup-making is a stress-lowering activity if you find the method that suits you -- quick and no hassle or slow and puttering.
1. Quick Squash Soup
1 pkg frozen squash, thawed
If you have cooked fresh squash on hand, just as easy. It goes like this:
2. Hearty Squash Stew
Yellow split peas with squash combine in a hearty stew-soup that can make a meal. Freezes well in 32 oz containers and reheats quickly after defrosting in the fridge.
Split peas are high in fiber and fat free. A 1/4 cup (dry) serving size contains 10 grams of protein and 10 per cent of your daily iron requirement. Split peas have a trace of calcium, not much.
Yellow splits as base plus squash for bright juicy color can be helped with a dash of curry powder or turneric (curcumin). Then add virtually any winter vegetables and time them according to whether you prefer well-cooked or crisp (al dente).
Onions and garlic are essential. Diced tart apple is excellent with raisins (high in iron) and not over-sweet if you spice with curry, turmeric and tabasco or hot salsa. Add any veggie morsels you fancy. Chunks of extra-firm tofu make it a meal.
In a large pot, simmer for about an hour, till peas are soft not dried out:8 oz (half a package) yellow split peas (rinse in strainer under faucet to clean)
5 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 Bay leaf
When ready to start the soup, take:
2 cups chopped onion
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
celery stalk, chopped
2 T olive oil
About 2 T water
On gentle heat in a non-stick pan, stir onion mixture to coat with oil and water. Cover. On lowest heat, let water evaporate till onions brown.
While onions are cooking, combine the cooked split peas with:
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