Healthy and Delicious: Squash and Coconut Soup with Quinoa

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AND WHAT'S AS THANKSGIVING BETTER THAN SQUASH COCONUT SOUP.

SOUNDS GOOD.

DOWN TO EARTH TAKES THIS DISH UP MORE BY ADDING QUINOA.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TOAL WANT TO MISS IT.

CHECK IT OUT.

TAIZO: FINISHING UP OUR SOUP.

WHAT WAS IT? CREAMY COCONUT BUTTERNUT SOUP.

TAIZO: THIS IS OUR QUINOA.

YES, THIS IS OUR COOKED QUINOA AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH.

TAIZO: I DID HELP IN THE FIRST PART.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO TAKE NOW? WE'RE GOING TO PUT OUR ITEMS INTO THE FOOD PROCESSER.

WE CAN START WITH OUR QUINOA.

IT STARTS MAYBE IF YOU DO A HALF BATCH.

AND IT WILL BLEND SMOOTHER.

TAIZO: THESE LITTLE TIPS YOU CAN GET.

I LOVE DOWN TO EARTH.

YOU'RE FULL OF TIPS AND HELP EVERY TIME I GET HERE.

PUT ABOUT HALF.

AND WE'VE GOT OUR COOKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH.

TAIZO: HALF AS WELL? HALF IS GOOD.

TAIZO: BUTTERNUT IS SO HEALTHY.

YOUYOU CAN SEE IT IN THE COLOR.

WE LOVE THE COLORFUL FRUITS AND VEGGIES.

WE'RE GETTING ALL OUR VITAMINS AND FIBER.

TAIZO: THANKSGIVING, THIS KIND OF YEAR, IT GOES WITH IT.

COMFORT FOOD.

ESPECIALLY IF YOU GET A RAINY EVENING.

IT'S THE BEST.

TAIZO: WHAT ELSE WE HAVE HERE? I HAVE SOME COCONUT MILK.

TAIZO: THE WHOLE THING? HALF OF IS GOOD.

WE WANT TO HAVE LIQUID.

TAIZO: AND COCONUT MILK IS A GREAT AND VERSATILE THING TO COOK WITH.

SWEET, SAVORY.

ALL KINDS.

AND I HAVE MISO PEAS.

PASTE.

THAT WILL ADD THE NICE FLAVOR TO OUR BUTTERNUT SQUASH.

TAIZO: ALL THE DIRECTIONS AND PUTTING THIS TOGETHER IS ON YOUR GUY'S WEBSITE.

YES.

WE HAVE OUR RECIPES ALL POSTED.

TAIZO: THAT WILL BE A GREAT PLACE TO PICK UP ALL YOUR RECIPES.

THIS CAN BE GREAT.

IT CAN BE AN APPETIZER.

IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN MAKE EARLIER AND FREEZE BECAUSE IT STAYS SO WELL.

YES.

WE GET BUSY AND THERE'S SO MUCH PREP.

MAKE IT, PULLING PULL IT OUT WHEN YOU'RE READY TO EAT.

IT'S A NICE, CREAMY TEXTURE.

TAIZO: WE ACTUALLY HAVE — DUN, DUN, DUN.

FINISHED PRODUCTS.

TAIZO: IT DOESN'T END THERE.

WE HAVE DIFFERENT TOPPINGS.

AND IT'S A BEAUTIFUL COLOR AS IT IS, BUT IF YOU LIKE, I HAVE COCONUT MILK YOU CAN DRIZZLE ON THE TOP.

WE DON'T WANT TO WASTE.

FOR OUR BUTTERNUT SQUASH, WE TAKE THE SEEDS OUT AND ROAST IT IN THE OVEN.

YOU CAN SPRINKLE THOSE.

AND WE HAVE FRESH HERBS.

IT ADDS TO THE COLOR.

TAIZO: MAY I? ON THE RECIPE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE IT THERE.

YOU CAN GET AT THE DELI OR EVEN IN THE STORE.

DEFINITELY.

WE WILL BE OPEN, THE HONOLULU STORE WILL BE OPEN ON THANKSGIVING.

TAIZO: THAT'S GREAT.

WE'RE RUNNING AROUND.

IF I BURN SOMETHING IN THE KITCHEN, I'M GOING TO RUN DOWN TO YOU GUYS.

I'M GOING TO TAKE SOME OF THIS.

SPRINKLE ON TOP.

TAIZO: CAN I TRY THIS? GO FOR IT.

TAIZO: WOW.

HEARTY.

WE HAVE PROTEIN.

TAIZO: WOW.

CAN YOU HEAR THE CRUNCH? IT'S AMAZING.

THAT SWEET BUT SAVORY AND FILLING.

IT'S VERY GOOD.

TAIZO: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HELP.

TAIZO: YOU HEARD THAT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

DOWN TO EARTH, THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP YOU.

ALL THE INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE.

THIS IS REALLY GOOD.

DO I HAVE TO SAVE FOR TRINI? MAYBE NOT.

TAIZO: AS I WAS JOKING, THEY'RE OPEN ON THANKSGIVING.

I MIGHT BE THERE.

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