My Favorite Fall Recipe - Autumn Squash Soup
From the kitchen of Kristen Lutz, LCMT...
This is my go-to soup for the fall and winter. I usually make it in large quantities and freeze the extra. This soup is a huge hit in my house and when I bring it to dinner parties. Hope you enjoy it too!
What I also love about this recipe is that you can use the roasting technique for just about anything. For example, when I make homemade squash ravioli (having been raised in an Italian household, making homemade raviolis was a rite of passage), I take the roasted squash; add an egg and some ricotta cheese, and viola! I have a tasty filling ready to go!
¼ cup butter | 1 large sweet onion | 4 large garlic cloves | ¼ cup cream | 3 – 14 oz. cans chicken broth | 4 cups butternut squash + 4 cups acorn squash (equivalent of 2 medium butternut and 1 acorn) | 4 Tbsp Parmigiano reggiano cheese | 1 Tbsp. tarragon | 1 tsp. thyme | Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375o. Cut all squash lengthwise and remove seeds and pulp (save seeds for toasting later!). Grease large roasting pan. Sprinkle squash with tarragon and thyme. Lay face down (cut-side down) into roasting pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Remove from oven. In large sauce pan melt butter then add diced onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 – 5 minutes. Scoop roasted squash and add to onions and garlic. Add chicken broth. Use hand emulsion stick to puree ingredients together. Stir in cream and Parmigiano reggiano cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more tarragon and thyme as desired. ENJOY!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kristen Lutz, a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, is a graduate of Cortiva Institute - Boston (formerly Muscular Therapy Institute) in Watertown, MA. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA, her work is centered upon supporting clients in achieving optimal health and well being through listening and understanding individual needs . She integrates various massage techniques into each personalized session. These techniques include Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, sports massage, orthopedic massage, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, and myofascial release along with stretching, range of motion, and breath work. She is currently training to be certified in Advanced Orthopedic Massage. Having completed the Usui Method Reiki II Certification, clients can benefit from the integration of energy work and balancing along with massage therapy.
Clients benefit from Kristen's approach that each client is unique and no one treatment is alike. This customized approach leads to a more effective treatment. Kristen, a New England native, has been living in Boston for the past seven years. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH while playing collegiate women's volleyball. She continued with her education and graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has worked in the health and wellness field as an exercise physiologist.