If you have to cook for grown ups and babies at the same time, than you know how exhausting it can be: unless you make one baby friendly meal that can be spiced up for adults: just like this butternut squash soup.
In the milder, baby version you can taste the creamy coconut with only a little hit of cumin seeds. You see, I want my baby to get used to food that has taste, so when she grows up a little she can eat what we do, just like her big sis. I’m like French moms here: you eat whatever we eat, and I won’t be cutting white bread in to heart shapes for you in stead of dinner. Call me lazy, or strict, but I want my kids to eat as many foods as possible !
So, coming back to this butternut squash soup, here is what you’ll need :
1 spoon coconut oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small onion, diced
1 butternut squash cut in cubes
3 medium potatoes cut in cubes
1 litre of water (or chicken broth)
2/4 cup of milk (or cream)
Start by heating the coconut oil, add onions and after 4 to 5 minutes garlic. Add water (or chicken broth), potatoes and butternut squash, salt and pepper, and let it boil. After it does boil, turn down the heat on medium, and let it cook through, until your veggies are really soft. Then, using a hand mixer, mix it until smooth. Add a pinch of cumin, and set one portion aside. Than add another pinch or two of cumin, and a pinch of chilli pepper, and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
Before serving add a bit of milk, or cream. Serve with bread or crackers & enjoy !
Baby feeding hint: you can also pour this soup in to a bottle and let your baby drink it up like milk, it will save you the mess :).