A hearty soup to warm your bones. Blending is the name of the game in our house at the moment as solid baby food prep in underway. Considering I had a load of carrots and butternut squash prepared, some was destined for adult mouths instead.
This is the perfect winter warmer. Parboil some chopped carrots for 5 minutes in vegetable stock and then transfer to a roasting tin together with wedges of butternut squash. I didn't bother peeling the veggies. Keep the cooking stock. Roast the veggies in olive oil with salt, pepper, a few sprigs of thyme, cumin and some dried chilli flakes. After about 45 minutes they should be tender and carmelised. Allow to cool a little before transferring to a blender along with the left over stock. Blitz and serve.
December can be a very yang time of year. Everyone is busy. If your health and wellness plans are unravelling as fast as a snagged Christmas jumper take a physical and mental time out with these simple yin yoga poses. Hold each pose for 3 to 5 minutes to ease tensions in the shoulders, hips and low back. Come to the shape that creates a moderate sensation in your body, settle in, find stillness and breath deeply. Most importantly relax your muscles and resist pushing or forcing your way into the pose.
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