Healthy Recipes and Cooking
Eat Well, Be Well
Looking for a delicious, nutritious recipe? Check out these great Well of Life Approved recipes, as well as some staff favorites!
Weekly Featured Recipe!
2 quarts vegetable broth
6 butternut squash
6 McIntosh apples
½ cup plus 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 leek, chopped (white part only)
1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cut 4 of the 6 butternut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Quarter and core apples.
Fill center of each squash with apples, place in roasting pan, cover with foil, and roast 35-40 minutes or until tender when pricked with fork.
Scoop out pulp from the skin, discarding the rind. Pass the squash pulp and apples through a food mill or blender. Transfer to a large bowl, add 1 quart of the vegetable broth and set aside.
While roasting vegetables, peel, seed and cut into chunks the remaining 2 butternut squash. In a stockpot combine the squash, 1 tablespoon butter, the leek, cinnamon and remaining 1 quart of broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer over medium low heat for 35-40 minutes, until the squash is tender. Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth.
In a large stockpot, combine the two purees and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a bit of hot water if the soup is too thick.
Well of Life Cookbooks
If you would like a larger selection of delicious recipes, check out our selection of Cynthia Hofmann-Coale’s own cookbooks at any of our office locations. Available titles include:
Our Fall and Winter cookbook provides recipes full of seasonal ingredients appropriate for the Fall and Winter months, such as White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup, Turkey Breast Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Hot Cocoa.
Our Spring and Summer cookbook offers seasonal recipes that will prepare you for barbeques, picnics, and lazy summer days. Enjoy recipes such as Papaya Carrot Salad, Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Blueberry Peach Buckle, and Mango Banana Custard.
Our Holiday cookbook is the perfect tool for any holiday host or party-goer, with delicious recipes for appetizers, snacks, entrees, and desserts that are sure to please everyone.
Our Cooking Classes cookbook is a collection of our favorite recipes from our past cooking classes, including selections from Summer Soups and Salads, Apples Galore, A Taste of Fall, and more!
Each of our Well of Life cookbooks costs $24.95, and is available for purchase at any Well of Life front desk!
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