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A Wonderful Time with some a butternut coconut soup.

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Christmas is probably my favorite Holiday of the year. Every year I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I see pretty Christmas decoration in stores or candy canes hanging in trees. I get all excited when I’m trying out new recipes for Christmas dinners (not only for christmas). I love going out find the perfect gift for my loved ones. I even like to buy ugly ornaments for in the tree. And I don’t even have one!

I’m looking forward to spend exorbitant amount of time with family and friends, giving each other the perfect gifts (big or small ones), singing awful Christmas songs, sharing hopes, dreams, stories and of course consuming too much food and probably also too much wine.

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I wish everybody a wonderful Holiday Season. Take a moment to share joy, dreams, laughter and maybe even a tear with your loved ones. Let’s enjoy what is real in life instead on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or whatever social media there is.

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For now, I leave you guys with this easy peasy, super smooth butternut coconut soup. With a hint of lime leaves, laos and lemongrass.

See you next year!

Butternut coconut soup.
serves 4

1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
2 kafir lime leaves
1 piece laos, around 2 cm
1 garlic glove, crushed
1/2 stalk lemongrass, crushed
1 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 cup water

In a medium pan heat a knob coconut oil. Put in the diced butternut squash, lime leaves, laos, lemongrass salt and garlic. Stir till the squash soften up a little bit. Add water and put the lid on. Leave it to shimmer on a low heat till the squash is soft. Pour in the coconut milk and let it shimmer for 10 more minutes.

Get the pan of the heat and dive in with your immersion blender. Blend till you have smooth, velvet texture. If the soup is to thick for your liking, you can always add extra water.

Pour in four bowls and serve it with a swirl of coconut milk and some coriander leaves. For some extra crunchy you can add some toasted buckwheat and coriander seeds. The nuttiness of the buckwheat and the sharpness of the seeds goes perfect with the soft flavors.

Enjoy!

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