Squash, Orange & Sunflower petal Soup
PREPARATION : 15 minutes | COOKING TIME : 30 minutes | YIELD : 8-10 portions
2 tb sp, olive oil
1 onion diced (approx 1 ½ cup)
1 large butternut squash ( approx 8 cups ), peeled and chopped
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
4 sachets (12 g loose tea in an infuser) of FloralTea's Sunflower herbal tea
Juice and zest from 1 orange
Cooking cream 15% (to your taste)
In a large pot, brown the onion in the olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stiring occasionally.
Add the squash, the broth and the tisane. Bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer on low heat for approx 30 minutes or until the squash is tender.
Remove the tisane. Add the orange juice and zest and cook 5 minutes more.
Cool a little and puree the mixture with an electric mixer.
Return the puree to the pot and add the cooking cream until desired consistency. Reheat gently.
Put in soup bowls and serve hot.
Bon appetit !
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" Fall in love with our Sunflower herbal tea by cooking this delicious butternut squash, orange and sunflower petal soup recipe. Ready in less than one hour, our sumptuous starter will brighten up your spring menu and satisfy the most finicky.
Our Sunflower herbal tea contains Osmanthus fragrant flowers whose fruity aromas, reminiscent of peach and apricot, will produce a caffeine-free broth of unforgettable flavors with disinfecting and purifying properties for your body.
Sturdy, marigold flowers have incredible therapeutic properties, in addition to being edible. In internal use, the marigold flower soothes the entire digestive system and its purifying action contributes to eliminate waste and restore proper functioning of the liver and gallbladder.
Likewise, the remarkable beneficial action of milk thistle seeds (traditionally used directly in water or in mother tincture) protects the liver against the harmful action of certain toxins, stimulate its cell renewal and can treat many liver problems. Diuretic, the dandelion leaf promotes the elimination of water and waste via urine. Furthermore, its beneficial action on the gallbladder facilitates the dissolution of gallstones.
Comforting, colorful and beneficent, try our wonderful butternut squash, orange and sunflower petal soup and give yourself a head start on your Spring Detox ! "
To help you regain your well-being and vitality, Nathalie offers herbalist-phytotherapist care at l'Espace Santé 1133 in Montreal, combining traditional herbal medicine and energy treatments. She is a member of the Quebec Guild of Herbalists and is a naturopath certified by the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. She is a food consultant and a culinary florist. She is the author of the book Des fleurs dans votre assiette published by Editions MultiMondes, distributed in Canada and Europe. Honored at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in July 2019 in Macau, China, her book won the 3 rd place worldwide in the A13 category Blogger / Social Media printed book. Her book was also nominated for the Taste Canada Awards 2019, where she stood out as a finalist alongside Ricardo and Josée di Stasio.