December 16, 2010
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Fight off infections with butternut squash. The vitamin B5 in this vegetable improves white blood cells’ ability to secrete antibodies that attack virus-infected cells.



  1. Halve, seed, peel, and cube butternut squash. Set aside.
  2. Halve, peel, and chop onion. Mince garlic, if you like.
  3. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add butter or oil and onion. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add squash and broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until squash is very tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Transfer small batches to a blender. Hold a kitchen towel over the top (to prevent burns) and whirl until completely and utterly smooth, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.
  7. Return soup to pot and add salt to taste.

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3 responses to “Yummy and Healthy”

  1. this sounds yummy. I am still trying to get over a bad cold, so any soup sounds good. I never thought to try using a squash. thanks!
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  2. oilerblue says:

    This looks wonderful! I usually grow butternut squash in my garden just for this purpose but I did not have any this year.
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  3. I love squash of any kind and this does look yummy!
    Happy day,
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