My family has a tradition of celebrating dishes from many cultures. This mildly spicy-sweet soup hails from Senegal and is a delicious way to honor Kwanzaa, a festival that celebrates African-American heritage and features dishes native to Africa.
1 ½ teaspoons peanut oil
4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed, peeled butternut squash
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon coriander