Butternut Squash Millet Soup

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This hearty and healthy Butternut Squash Millet Soup is a delicious way to enjoy your winter meal and fight post-Christmas blues.

Butternut Squash Millet Soup

Hello, everyone! Now it’s official: Happy New year! And I am starting another year on my blog with this light yet flavourful and nutritious Butternut Squash Millet Soup.

Did you enjoy your holidays? I did a lot indeed. The previous years I often felt stressed out as I wanted to embrace a lot of things during the holidays, from cooking to photographing. This time I decided to try a different approach, and I did enjoy it so much.  Are you intrigued? This method is extremely unsophisticated. I did nothing.

That’s not the whole truth, of course. But while the previous years I did a lot of cooking during those 2-4 days of holidays, and most importantly, I tried to shoot all that food (Because some unique food (due to its pricy ingredients or a time-consuming factor) MUST always be photographed. Are you familiar with this feeling?) This year I delegated Andrey and my mom-in-low do all the cooking; that was fair as I had fewer days off around that time. Certainly, I contributed by making a dessert, but I opted for something simple that could be made in advance, and that could be repeated any time of the year for the blog. Thus, for Christmas, I made a huge batch of fudge – a simplified version with chocolate and condensed milk. The flavours included:

  • Irish Cream – walnut (with white chocolate);
  • Salted pistachios – cranberries – orange (with white chocolate)
  • Kahlua – coffee – peppermint (with dark chocolate)
  • Nutella – hazelnut (with dark chocolate)
  • Whiskey – prune – walnuts (with dark chocolate)

As I made all this fudge on December 23rd, I was able to fully relax and enjoy the remaining days.

For a New Year’s celebration, I made a batch of chocolate truffles which included Irish cream, Kahlua-coffee, and mint flavours. And again: win-win.

This relaxed approach absolutely worked. You should try this way next year – just delegate all the cooking to your beloved ones. 99,9% satisfaction guaranteed (For you).

On a side note, I fell that lots of sugar and chocolate are currently running in my body instead of the blood. You can rarely hear from me that I cannot stand sweets anymore (Correction: I only can stand store-bought desserts like ice cream). While it’s not going to be forever, it also feels good to be back (almost) to our normal menu.

This Butternut Squash Millet Soup will help you recover from all these festive meals. Indeed, I made it back in November, but I saved it for January (Honestly, I didn’t just have time as I started my Christmas marathon haha). It’s easy to make, hearty, delicious, and it also has some good carbs (millets), so we won’t need to give up on all the carbs.

How was your Christmas? Is your sugar coma is over?

5 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Millet Soup

  1. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    So glad you opted for a more stress free Christmas Ben! I too took a wee break from all the recipe experimenting and photography and am glad I did. This butternut squash millet soup is exactly the kind of soup Lynne and I would make at this time of year with us getting back in shape. Awesome!

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh, we are definitely going through the post-holidays sugar coma right now. I had a curling game last night, and I’ve never been so out-of-shape! I swear the holidays were only a couple of weeks there, but man. It’s time to whip my rear into gear! This soup sounds delicious, and I happen to have a butternut squash hanging out in the kitchen. I should use that! And for the record, I love your relaxation plan for the holidays! :-)
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  3. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    This soup is definitely my kind of soup, Ben! I would make it soon but I just recently pulled a VERY moldy butternut squash out of my pantry (yuck) so I’m a little turned off it for the moment. I’m sure that feeling will pass momentarily, in which case I’ll be ready to make this delicious looking soup!!

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