In my quest to cook new foods I found a new favorite for me….Creamy Asparagus Soup. I caught Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show on Food Network, Trisha’s Southern Cooking. Bet you didn’t know that Ms. Yearwood cooks as well as sings. She did a show, All Things Miniature, where she had Creamy Asparagus Soup in Mini Teacups. It looked yummy.
Big M and I like asparagus, so I made it for lunch today. Oh my, it is yummy. Now in my quest to eat better I don’t usually use cream any more, however, I did use it in the soup. Sometimes I want to make sure I like the recipe before I start making changes to it. Next time I am going to try coconut milk or coconut cream. The rest of the soup is healthy for you, and if you don’t have a restriction for dairy you may want to try it as it is.
Do you have any asparagus? Go ahead and try it.
I have to share a couple more recipes I found online that I tried and enjoyed. It is fall, so I have pumpkins and squash. I wanted new ways to use them and not only display them around my house.
The first is the Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie. I found it on The Lemon Bowl. I love pumpkin pie, just not the crust or all the sugar. This seemed like a great substitute. Check it out to see if you want to try it. I really enjoyed the change. I didn’t add any stevia…the apples and protein powder added enough sweetness, so try it before you sweeten. I will also even lower the clove next time. I am not a huge fan of clove, so a little less might make it perfect.
The other recipe is Butternut Squash Soup. I found this recipe on Dr. Frank Lipman website. I was a little worried. I have never tried a squash soup before, but it was delicious fresh as well as left over and reheated. I could taste the onions which made it extra delicious, yet my son said all he could taste was the squash.
If you are looking for some new fall recipes I encourage you to try these recipes and see what you think. Then tell me, did you like them?