Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Not only are these vegetarian teriyaki portobello mushrooms burgers a beautiful dish but they are also delish!  The Asian flavors blend well with the meaty flavor of the mushroom and provides a perfect alternative to the high fat/high calorie hamburger.  Shave off the calories and boost the fiber and nutrition with this swap and feel good about sinking your teeth into this delicious veggie burger!

Mushroom Burger Ingredients:

 4 Portobello mushrooms

4 Whole grain hamburger buns

1 Avocado

Alfalfa sprouts

 

Marinade Ingredients

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

¼ cup tamari or soy sauce

1 T sesame oil

1 T honey

1 T rice vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

Step By Step Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers Recipe Directions:

(Reserve 2 T of marinade to mix with vegenaise for topping the burger)

Step 1: Wash your portobello mushroom caps and remove the stems. Place all of the teriyaki marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk together until blended. Remove 2 T of marinade and mix in a small bowl with the mayo.  Set aside.

Step 2: Place mushrooms in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over mushrooms and allow to marinade from 30 min – 2 hrs. When ready to cook turn on your grill or grill pan on medium-high.  Place your mushroom caps on the grill with the gill side down.  Let them cook for about 4 minutes on the gill side down.  Then flip them and let them cook for another 4 minutes on the other side.  The mushroom caps are ready when the middle is tender enough for a fork to go through and the juices come out.  When mushrooms are ready, take off the grill and set aside to cool. When ready to eat place mushroom on bun and garnish with mayo, sliced avocado and sprouts.  

Step 3: Enjoy your teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers!!

Betsy loves gourmet food, but it has to be healthy, too!  Her teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers are the ideal combination of both. A flavorful marinade featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter steals the show.  Please share your recipe making adventures in the comment area below or on social media.  #TasteTheDifference!

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Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that wiener for something leaner!  This carrot dog is the healthiest replacement to a hot dog and has the same flavor and color as your all-American favorite ballpark dog.  Drizzle some ketchup and mustard and close your eyes when you take your first bite and be surprised at how good it is!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

4 carrots

4 T vegetable stock

3 T tamari or soy sauce

1 garlic clove, sliced

1/2 in piece ginger, sliced

2 T red or white wine vinegar

2 tsp liquid smoke

3 tsp brown sugar

Step By Step Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dogs Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water. 

Step 2: While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients. 

Step 3: Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight. 

Step 4: When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. 

Step 5: Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.

Step 6: Enjoy your homemade carrot hot dogs!

With Betsy’s homemade carrot hot dogs you can enjoy grilling out as a vegetarian.  Please let us know what you think of this healthy dinner recipe.

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Sizzlin’ Peanut Butter Soy Sauce Stir Fry

Sizzlin’ Peanut Butter Soy Sauce Stir Fry

With our peanut butter soy sauce recipe you can give your traditional stir-fry the boot. Try this unique blend of Betsy’s Best Cinnamon PB with veggies and shrimp. Betsy’s dish is sure to be a hit with the unique flavors and beautiful presentation. We are pretty confident it will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 lb. shrimp, peeled

1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced

½ Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped

1/8 cup rice vinegar

1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)

1 Tbsp raw sugar

½ tsp red Thai curry paste

1½ Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 Tbsp peanut oil (or coconut oil)

½ cup unsweetened lite coconut milk

2 cups shredded red cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

2 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped

½ bunch of cilantro, chopped for garnish (optional)

Step By Step Peanut Butter Soy Sauce Stir-Fry Recipe Directions:

Step 1Finely mince ginger and garlic. In a food processor or immersion blender canister, combine ginger, garlic, Betsy’s Best, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, curry paste, broth and pepper.

Step 2: Add oil to skillet and cook shrimp until pink. Remove and cover with foil to keep warm.

Step 3: Reduce heat to low and add coconut milk. Stir in peanut/curry/ginger mixture and heat through, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Wrap it up in a tortilla or serve this delicious stir-fry recipe on a dish. This recipe can also be made with fish or chicken for a different twist!

Step 5: Enjoy your peanut butter soy sauce stir-fry!

Nut butters can be so versatile.  We hope you love trying our recipe for peanut butter soy sauce with shrimp stir-fry.  Hopefully it will open a whole new way that you use nut butters in your kitchen !

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Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Kick it up a notch with these crunchy and delicious gluten-free carrot noodles. Betsy’s Asian inspired peanut sauce features her cinnamon peanut butter.  So, if you are looking to cut the carbs without cutting the flavor this recipe is for you.  Trust Betsy! You will #TasteTheDifference!

Recipe Ingredients:

1

For peanut sauce:

1 Tbsp. Nama Shoyu or gluten-free tamari

1⁄2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

3⁄4 cup coconut flesh from young Thai coconut

1⁄4 cup coconut water from young Thai coconut

2 Tbsp. organic maple syrup

1 Tsp. fresh grated ginger

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 lime, juiced

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 Tsp. chili flakes

Pinch of Himalayan Salt

For noodles:

4 large carrots finely sliced – or use a spiralizer

1 cup snow pea pods, chopped

3 scallions, sliced

Step By Step Recipe Directions:

Step 1Place coconut flesh and coconut water in high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Step 2: Add Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Nama Shoyu, maple syrup and ginger, sesame oil, and lime juice.

Step 3: Blend until smooth.

Step 4: Add garlic, chili flakes and Himalayan salt.

Step 5: Pulse briefly to blend.

Step 6: Pour peanut sauce over carrot noodle mixture and mix well.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Did you know? Betsy personally makes and serves each recipe that appears on these pages. As a registered Dietitian and personal trainer she loves these carrot noodles.  They increase her families veggie intake, while keeping the carbs low.  With the amazing peanut sauce the flavor is to die for. 

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