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Sweet Squash Soup for Glowing Skin

Brought to you by Zoe Rosa
from Zoe Rosa Wellness
Serves 2-3


  • 1⁄2 onion,  
  • 400g of sweet squash like a Butternut or Hokkaido or Crown Prince 
  • 3 inch or 6 cm piece of kombu dried seaweed 
  • White miso (or use sea salt),  
  • Sesame or another unrefined oil 
  • Sea salt 
  • Parsley or spring onion for garnish. 


  1. Slice the onion finely and fry in 1-2 tsp oil in a large pan, with a small pinch of salt, until the onion has become transparent, to develop its sweetness.  
  2. Peel the squash and cut into 1⁄2 inch or 1cm cubes, add to the pan along with 500ml water and the kelp. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the pieces of squash are really soft. 
  3. Remove the kombu (which has now added minerals and extra flavour to the soup). 
  4. Either blend or mash the squash to create a smooth consistency. 
  5. Dissolve 1 tbsp white miso in a little soup liquid, then add to the pan, and cook for another few minutes. (If you cannot find white miso, use 2-3 pinches of sea salt instead.) 
  6. Taste the soup, and add a little more white miso or salt if the taste is too weak. 
  7. Serve garnished with finely chopped parsley or spring onions. 

About the Author

Zoe Rosa is a clinical Australian naturopath who practices online, with her business ‘Zoe Rosa Wellness’. She was awarded Student of the Year 2022 by the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society for her volunteering in Fiji performing health checks. She came to study naturopathy after many years of struggling with acne. She now helps many women with their hormones, gut health and nervous systems so that they too can feel their best and finally get answers to their health conditions.


I came to be a naturopath after over 10 years of struggling with cystic acne as a teenager and many failed attempts at treating it with endless medications, from antibiotics, the pill and 3 separate rounds of Roaccutane.

After the fourth time my acne returned, I decided to heal it naturally. In this process, I discovered what a naturopath was and my life changed.

I was shown how to heal from the inside out, and I committed to changing my lifestyle and food habits to truly heal my skin.

My skin became not only clear, but I got my glow back, a glow I hadn’t seen since my childhood before the acne began. I also got my period back which had been missing and irregular for years. I finally felt in tune with my body again.

Acne can be devastating for self-esteem and confidence. I try to see my history with acne as a blessing, as not only have I learnt how to be healthy and prevent other diseases but I can now share my wisdom with others who wish to clear their skin and regain their confidence and empower them to understand their bodies and cycles.