I do love it when friends visit. I love it even more when they come bearing gifts! A friend just dropped a pumpkin in to me and in this chilly weather, all I could think of was soup!
[ SERVES: 6 | TIME: 40 MINUTES | COST: $3 ]
[ JOES' RATING: 4 / 5 | MY RATING: 4 / 5 ]
- Cut the pumpkin and potato into bite size chunks. Dice the onion finely.
- In a large pot, saute the onion with the garlic until translucent and fragrant.
- Add the potato, pumpkin and spices to the pot and stir well to coat. Cover with stock and cook until tender.
- Using a blender, stick mixer or a masher, pure the soup. If it is too thick, add a little more stock as required.
- Season and serve hot with freshly grated parsley as garnish.
- I have to admit that I am not a fan of boring pumpkin soup but this addition of spices really jazzed it up for my taste buds.
- I have left a large variation for the spice usage depending on your tastes. Use your own discretion.
- Diabetic Note: I used potatoes in this dish to introduce some carbohydrate content. If you would rather, cut back on the potatoes and have it with some hot crusty bread.
- Ethical Note: This pumpkin was growing wild from my friends compost pile. Using backyard compost is better for your soils compositions and is a wonderful nutrient source for your own gardens. Ornamental gardens are nice, but consider a ground cover vegetable like pumpkin as a wonderful feature for your yard!
- Note to self: I must remember to wipe down the bowl before I take photos. Excuse my messy photos! =s
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