Warm up during this (hopefully) final Spring frost with our Roasted Butternut Squash soup, made from your weekly box ingredients!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash
5 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine
2-4 cups Chicken Bone & Co. Broth
1 cup Mountain Fresh Creamery Whole Milk
2 tbsp Southern Swiss butter
Fresh thyme leaves and pecans for garnish
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Rub both halves with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season the squash with salt and pepper and place, flesh side down, onto a parchment lined sheet tray. Roast the squash for 35-45 minutes, or until the skin has browned and is soft to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and reserve the cooked squash. Meanwhile heat the stock to a boil and reserve. In a separate pot, heat the remaining 3 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the vegetables are lightly caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and reduce for 2 minutes. Add the squash to the pot and continue cooking for 5 minutes or so, stirring frequently. Remove the squash mixture from heat and transfer to a food processor or blender. Turn on the food processor to puree the squash for 1 minute. As it is running, gradually add 2 cups of the stock, the milk, and butter. Check the consistency of the soup. If it is too thick, add more stock until the desired consistency is reached. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh thyme and crushed pecans if desired.
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Stop by our Krog Street Market stall to try one of our organic Wheatgrass Elixirs! Feeling the effects of spring allergies? Try the Soulgrass, a delicious combination of wheatgrass, ginger, turmeric, and lemon that helps boost immunity and reduce inflammation. Other offerings include:
- Wheatgrass & Ginger Shots
- Mintgrass – wheatgrass, mint, lemon
- Hempgrass – wheatgrass, hemp, cinnamon
- Hotshot – wheatgrass, lemon, cayenne
- Uptown Buddha – orange, turmeric
Wheatgrass is a powerful concentrated liquid nutrient, rich in living chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives plants their green pigmentation and boasts high magnesium and oxygen content. According to Hippocrates Health Institute, two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the equivalent of five pounds of raw organic vegetables! Not only is wheatgrass high in Vitamin A and C, it also contains all B vitamins, a variety of minerals, and it is a complete source of protein. This young grass also acts as a powerful detoxifier, benefiting the liver and blood in our bodies. Continue reading Wheatgrass Elixirs for Health & Longevity
As the temperature warms and we have more sunshine filled days, the need for UV protection increases. It is important to protect our skin from the suns rays year round but warmer weather means more exposure.
Continue reading Organic UV Protection from Bare Belly Organics
On Monday February 15, 2016 Nature’s Garden Express opened its first storefront at the vibrant Krog Street Market in the heart of Inman Park.
Continue reading NGE at Krog Street Market
After months of preparation and hard work, we are excited to announce that our market stall and juice bar at Krog Street Market in Inman Park, Atlanta, GA opens Monday February 15th, 2016.
Continue reading NGE Opens at Krog Street Market
A while back, we discussed the importance of eating seasonally here on the NGE blog. Choosing seasonal produce benefits our health, helps local farmers who choose to farm sustainably, and preserves the environment. Read more about why we should eat seasonally here.
Springtime is upon us but we still have a few more months to enjoy the delights of winter produce. Fruits and veggies to look forward to this month include root vegetables and winter squashes as well as citrus, Brassicas, and greens of all kinds.
Continue reading February Seasonal Eating Guide
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the benefits of Cold-Pressed juices. Actually, these beverages are exactly what we need for the winter months where the selection of produce is less and our chances for becoming ill are greater.
Since 2014, we have worked hard to create a flavorful, nutrient packed and consciously crafted line of Cold-Pressed juice using 100% organically grown fruits, vegetables and super-foods. Our goal was to come up with fresh and delicious flavor combinations that were nutritionally balanced. We have selected three of our top immune boosters full of seasonal produce to help keep you healthy this winter: Continue reading 3 Organic Cold-Pressed Juices to Try This Winter
Happy first day of winter! Last night marked this year’s Winter Solstice which has the longest night and shortest day in the year. Although we can start counting down to spring, Georgia’s coldest days are coming for us first.
As winter weather sets in, so does cold and flu season. Incorporate these preventative and healing foods to your diet to boost immunity this winter. Continue reading 5 Foods to Boost Immunity this Winter
Kombucha is a fermented, lightly carbonated sweetened black or green tea that has been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years. The Ancient Chinese referred to Kombucha as the “Immortal Health Elixir” because of its health benefits. This living beverage contains probiotics, live bacteria and yeasts that support overall health and especially the digestive system. Continue reading Kombucha: The Elixer Of Life
With Thanksgiving right around the corner we have Heritage Turkeys available from Darby Farms.
Continue reading Holiday Heritage Turkeys from Darby Farms