Thursday, November 7, 2013

Roasted Squash and Turkey Soup

This amazing recipe is from my friends over at Precision Nutrition, it's perfect for chilly fall nights. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Soup Base
1 tbsp. Coconut oil or butter
5 cups Butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup Onion, rough chopped
1 tbsp. Ginger root, grated or chopped
1 tbsp. Fresh garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Ground cinnamon
1 tsp. Cumin
½ tsp. Nutmeg
5 cups Vegetable stock
1 cup Water

Soup Garnish
1 lb 10 oz (740 g) Ground turkey (vegetarians, try substituting for your favorite bean or tofu)
2 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
¼ cup cilantro, chopped

WHAT YOU'LL DO
Preheat a large pot on medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil, then the squash and sauté until lightly browned.

Add onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg and 2 tablespoons of stock, and sauté for 2 minutes more, stirring constantly.

Add the remaining vegetable stock and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer until squash is soft (approximately 30 minutes).

Let mixture cool for a few minutes, then puree with a blender or food processor until smooth and pour back into the pot. Remove from heat.

Season the turkey with salt and pepper. Preheat a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat and lightly coat with spray. Sauté turkey until lightly browned and completely cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the cooked turkey and chopped cilantro to the soup base. Reheat and serve immediately or portion the soup into storage containers. Serves 4 large.

Holiday Charity Fund Raiser

It's that time of year! 

Snow flurries are falling, families are planning to get together, and everybody is feeling the holiday love. During this wonderful time of year I like to try to give back to the community that has helped make my business possible. But, I need your help.
I am looking for nominations of families who have fallen on hard times, and could use a little extra love this season. I will select one of these families to be the benefactor of my annual Holiday Fund Raiser. I'd like to run the fund raiser from Thanksgiving-Christmas. The family does not have to live here in Utah, just any deserving family that you know.

So, how do you nominate someone? There are a few ways.
*email me at awoodfitness@gmail.com
*Leave a comment below
*Message me on Facebook or here

Here is the info you will need to nominate a family;
*A few paragraphs explaining why you feel this family deserves the fundraiser
*Contact info for a representative of the family (an adult) email is preferred
*If they have a blog, or something else that tells their story, please send a link

If you have questions feel free to contact me, or comment below. 

I know there are many families in need, and appreciate your nominations! 

Thank you, in advance! 

Halloween Workout

Happy Halloween Ghouls and Ghosts! I've put together a super spooky workout for you. Click the exercise name for a video on how to d...