* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish
Can I vent for a minute?
Ok. 97% of the time I love where I live. What’s not to love? I don’t own a winter jacket, I can go swimming all year round, and I’m a jump, skip, and a hop from the beach, trails, and mountains.
BUT, for me? East coast girl at heart… I MISS THE SEASONS.
As I power through this typical Los Angeles “winter”, I pretty much do everything in my power to pretend like it’s crisp and cool outside.
I immediately put on my coziest sweats after a shower at 3pm because “it’s gonna be dark in an hour anyway”…
And I make this soup.
It’s warm and sweet and comforting. All the happy feelings a bowl of soup should bring you on a cool, crisp winter day.
It’s also the easiest soup to make and can be done in 20-30 minutes, start to finish.
It’s rich and creamy, without the cream! Such a trickster I am.
I will beat you LA and your sad excuse for a winter. Me and my soup will win.
This should be dinner.
Click through for the full recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
You can thank me later.
Note from Maegan…
I LOVE Butternut squash soup… but I’m generally lazy and simply heat up the pre-made organic version that comes in a box. In fact, one year for Christmas, I served it and everyone thought it was homemade… but I digress, I LOVE to pour my soup over avocado and add a little pink salt to taste. I bet it tastes even better with this fresh, homemade version though, so I’ll be trying it soon!