The blog carnivals have been overflowing with pumpkin recipes, so I wanted to join in. However, aside from making a wonderful vegan traditional pumpkin pie, I've only used pumpkin for soup. So, I decided to make a pumpkin pie soup! The recipe is easy, the taste is sweet and delightful, and the ingredients are nutritious, vegan , paleo friendly, and of course gluten free. What a creation!
Think about this! - pumpkin in itself is bland and takes on the flavors of whatever you add to it. It is the spices that gives pumpkin pie its taste. Following that logic, I knew it would be the spices that would give this soup its taste.
So, I went to the local farm and picked up a medium cooking pumpkin ( not the ones in this picture) .
I washed it, cut it in half , took out the seeds, steamed it in a little steamer basket. When it was soft, I scooped out all the cooked pumpkin. If you taste the pumpkin at this point, it's super bland.
Why use pumpkin if it's so bland?
- It's full of fiber
- It provides important nutrients and antioxidants that our bodies need that are available mostly in fall vegetables like pumpkin, butternut squash, and orange meaty squashes.
- It's plentiful right now at most farms, and many cultures believe it is best for our bodies when we eat locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- It's easy and fast...
- It makes a great soothing soup that tastes great!
|These pumpkins are just decoration, I used a sugar baby variety of pumpkin for this soup|
1 large onion, sliced in 1/2 moons
Olive oil spray
2 cups apple cider ( I used spiced cider)
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups of steamed pumpkin
2 yams, steamed and chopped
1/2 -1 teaspoon or more of pumpkin pie spice
( or cinnamon and allspice)
optional: For a creamy soup add 1 cup of soaked
cashews before blending
Saute onions slowly in olive oil spray until caramelized . Add cider, broth, steamed pumpkin, steamed yams and spices. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Using a hand immersion blender, blend until smooth. Taste and garnish with additional cinnamon if desired.
|I bought my spiced cider at Trader Joe's ( Where else?)|
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5 Healthy Halloween Ideas from last year
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