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Mushroom, Roasted Garlic, Squash Soup!

Dixie Schexnaildre

Forget the pumpkin-spiced lattes as THEE sign Fall has arrived! It’s a simple, savory, umami squash soup; presented in its own bowl that signifies the beginning of the season in this home!

This makes the perfect dinner to serve to guests that you want to impress. Kids like the novelty of food served in its own ‘shell’. If you spot a flat-bottomed squash, don’t pass it up!

Note: Be sure to wash the exterior of your squash before cooking.


  • 4 cups of hot to boiling water (use with caution)
  • 1 heirloom squash of your choice, cooked and halved, remove seeds (which can be roasted and snacked upon)
  • 1/2- 1 full head of garlic, roasted or sautéed
  • 1 cup of kale, de-stemmed
  • 2 cups of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 vegetable bullion (I used 'Not Chick'N brand)
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • optional, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for sautéing
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a skillet, (with optional coconut oil) sauté kale, onion, and mushroom
  • Roast or sauté thinly sliced garlic cloves (or use pre-purchased)
  • Pierce squash strategically around the center, where you will be cutting into two equal 'bowl' halves
  • If not yet cooked, microwave pierced squash for approximately 9 minutes, or until softened
  • Carefully remove and allow to cool before cutting and removing seeds
  • In a separate bowl, carefully pour boiling water over hemp seeds and bullion
  • Place cooked kale, squash, onions and the liquid with bullion into your blender
  • Puree until smooth. Replace pureed vegetables into water bowl
  • Once squash has cooled enough to be handled (and seeds have been removed), scrape the meat of the squash while minding the structure of the bowl
  • Leave about 1/4 inch lining of the squash intact to prevent liquids from seeping through
  • Blend removed portion of squash with the other liquids until everything is smooth
  • Stir together and top with roasted garlic upon serving


Some mid-process photos: