Dairy Free Cream Squash Soup


This one is directly inspired from David Rocco’s La Dolce Vita cookbook (proud owner, woot!).  I really wanted to make the squash soup but heck….  dairy is not going to happen.  Sooooo I messed around with it and came up with this version, with a bunch of tweaks. 

Yes, I did label this vegan and paleo.  Hear me out a sec!  You can make some quick substitutions to adjust to those diets.  If you want this to be vegan, you can easily substitute vegetable broth.  For those of you who are paleo,  you can switch the cashews with sunbutter or even some tahini sauce.  Squash is super versatile-  if you are sensitive to herbs,  try adding in some cinnamon or alspice instead of the thyme.  Or, you could add in some chili pepper flakes.  If you can’t do onions,  try leeks.  If that whole family is out,  substitute some nice strong-flavoured celery leaves to simmer in (but don’t combine celery with cinnamon or allspice, its kinda yucky!!).

Most of all guys, play :)