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Roasted Butternut squash with leeks, crispy fried sage and fresh cream to top it up. Plus some extra “chef’s secrets” to bring your soup from boring to an exquisite chef soup.  I know… it might look like those million others butternut squash soups out there, but believe… this one is far from the “everyday life” soup. It’s a under 10 ingredients soup, no need for thickeners, nor extra broth, the butternut squash takes care of all that at once. Lucky you, I have a few secret tricks for you to upgrade your soups, especially this one. Follow those few easy steps to bring this soup, and others, to another level. First the roasting needs to be well done, second go “heavy” on the black pepper and third, the last but not the least; a dash of cider vinegar in the end. Those 3 simple yet highly important steps are what will make this soup step out from…

A delicate vegetarian dish, filled with vitamins and resembling a mountain of little pine trees, just in time for the holidays. A risotto with romanesco broccoli, goat cheese and butternut squash with a splash of white wine and fresh thyme. This recipe came from my experiements to make a meal with that strange looking hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower called romanesco broccoli. I’ve encountered this vegetable in the market and saw how the florets from it looked like little pine trees… I had to make something out of this for the holiday season. So I’ve explored a few ideas, one was the little christmas quiches with a base of potato which I’ve use for my collaboration with Elena from happykitchen.rocks, check it out here, those irresistible and festive little quiches. The second idea was to make a white risotto (goat cheese helped) and stick a few little romanesco broccoli florets into it to ressemble a christmas…

Butternut squash-blue cheese risotto is a great combination of flavours for this fall. Although blue cheese is a product people are black or white about… whether you love it or you hate it. It’s understandable, since it’s a quite powerful cheese, and not easy to pair. But if you are on the love side of the spectrum, this is the recipe for you. On the other end, butternut squash or you could also do it with the leftover of pumpkin you just carved for the kids… is a sweet element which needs a good contrasting element to balance it out. Those 2 together are a match made in heaven, one spicy and sharp and the other sweet and smooth, turns into a dynamic dish when put together. A well balanced dish. Also, another too often forgotten element which is important in this recipe is the : Black pepper. Yes… the black pepper…

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