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Pumpkin Soup: Nom Nom Nom!

There’s one thing on the plot that I await with anticipation.

Pumpkins or squashes of any kind.
We sometimes have the standard orange Halloween ones but not for holding candles.

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I hate seeing food as decoration.

But meanwhile we have other kinds. My favourite is the green and white sweet dumpling or as we like to call it, the Celtic pumpkin.

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There’s one in here. They make fantastic chips. Or fries. Cut them into pieces like a cut apple. Then we shallow fry them or bake them.

But

Pumpkin soup is another great autumn food.

The house chef has a flexible recipe. It can be hot and spicy or sweet and rich. It makes room for other vegetables that are available too. It is a soup of wonder, of colour and vibrancy. It makes you feel good.

We often war rich thick soup with garlicky green beans. Delicious!

Basic Recipe
2 medium chopped onion
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1 onion stock cube
3 cloves of crushed garlic
Half a medium pumpkin in pieces
3 large chopped carrots
500ml water
Butter and Virgin Olive oil

Fry the onion and thyme for a few minutes in the onion and olive oil.
Add the pumpkin pieces.
Cook over a gentle heat but watch the onion doesn’t burn.

Add the water and stock cube and the minced garlic.
Bring to boil and simmer gently.

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Options
We then add various of the following:
Chopped fresh coriander
Chopped chillies
Chopped red pepper
Beans for protein

When you’re happy with the balance of flavours and the pumpkin is softening. Use a blitzer to blend the soup.

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12 comments on “Pumpkin Soup: Nom Nom Nom!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    November 20, 2014

    your making me hungry

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  2. dianaroggenbuckebrown
    November 20, 2014

    Yummmmm

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  3. Grower
    November 20, 2014

    That looks so good and perfect for the cold weather we are having. I’m saving the recipe.

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  4. AnnetteM
    November 20, 2014

    Looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frugal Hausfrau
    November 21, 2014

    What darling pumpkins! This is a pumpkin soup that I would try!

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  6. Debra
    November 21, 2014

    I am going to try this tonight! Thanks for sharing the recipe =)

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    • lizard100
      November 21, 2014

      Hope it goes well. It was delicious.

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      • Debra
        November 22, 2014

        Oh that was a delicious soup and very forgiving of changes. Thanks again for sharing the recipe. I didn’t read the recipe carefully and started by roasting the pumpkin then realized my error when I went to start making the soup. So I mashed the pumpkin up and turned it into a puree. Cooked the onions, added the garlic just until the essence was released. Then I threw in some leftover salsa instead of using thyme and the stock cube. Added black beans and carrots. A lot of water. Topped with cilantro. Loved the colours in your photo, btw

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  7. lizard100
    November 22, 2014

    Sounds like it worked well. We always add extra things. We did roast it first.
    Glad you liked it. I was inspired by the pictures to do the post.

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