My Plantcentric Journey

I made this tonight (sans the Cilantro-Walnut Pesto, olive oil and salt)  Very good.  Very filling.

Take some time to cook with your family by coming together for this
comforting soup. Make extra and freeze for future dinners. For an
extra special touch, serve in warm bowls and garnish with dollops of
Cilantro-Walnut Pesto.
1 large winter squash (about 2 1/2 pounds), such as butternut,
buttercup or kabocha; peeled, seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tart, firm apples, peeled, cored and quartered
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
4 to 5 cups vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large roasting pan, toss the squash,
onions, garlic and apples with the oil to coat. Season well with the
salt and chili.

Roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until the vegetables are fork tender
and lightly browned, about 40 minutes.

Put half of the vegetables and 2 cups of the broth in a food processor
and purée until smooth. Repeat with the remaining vegetables and
broth. Return puréed mixture to the pot. If the soup is too thick, add
more broth. Correct the seasoning and heat to a simmer.

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