The African Groundnut Stew in The Voluptuous Vegan is the best squash type soup ever. I roast the yams and the squash because it makes it easier and no chopping needed. It also has ginger, yucca (or turnip), peanut butter, celery, roasted cauliflower, among other things. The peanut butter combined w/ the root vegetables almost makes it taste like there is a really delicious mystery bean in the stew. YUM! I guess I could freeze some of this, but I usually can't control myself and eat it all in a few days.
I took my 5th cooking class (out of 10 for this fall session) at PCC this week. It was a detox class for the Autumn Equinox. If you live in the Seattle area, you should take this class. I learned a lot of things. Some things weren't new, but were organized in such a way that I thought about them differently. I'm definitely taking more classes taught by these instructors, Birgitte Antonsen and Karen Lamphere.
This detox was about cleaning out toxins by maximizing on foods that help the liver and GI tract. The two instructors alternated between lecture and a recipe demos. They made the best lentil soup that I have ever had.
One interesting bit of info was that if planning for and doing the detox was stressful to you, don't do it. Never do a detox if you're stressed. Also, if you incorporate more of these foods or recipes in your normal diet, a detox won't be necessary because you're already doing it. Makes sense.
Kale came up a lot because it's great at helping out the liver. Just one more reason to eat Kale ;-).