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Friday, October 25, 2013

Recipe Friday!

I can't put enough pumpkin in my dishes lately! I thought I would share my latest healthy recipe: 

Pumpkin soup! Read all the way through!
2 large stalks celery chopped
3 large carrots chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 small sweet potato
1-2 pie pumpkins
1-2 tbs coconut milk or cream
1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbs fresh sage

*put 1-2 tbs olive oil and large pot or dutch oven, let heat up and combine carrots, celery, & onion
* caramelize for 8-10 min
*add squashes below and cook for additional 5 min
2 small or 1 large pie pumpkin baked ( chop in half, scoop out seeds and cut into sections. Roast at 375 for 25-30 min with olive oil and salt and pepper) (when finished scoop out flesh, discard skin)
1 small sweet potato roasted with squash (sometime I start in microwave)
* once everything begins to soften add 3-4 cups chicken stock, can be low-sodium
* stir and add 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 tbs fresh chopped sage, and salt and pepper to taste
*using an immersion blender, blend ingredients until puréed or to Desiree texture!
* you can let simmer for additional 10 min or so
*Optional, before serving, to add 1-2 tbs coconut milk or 1 tbs cream. 
**Another option is to put a dollop of Greek yogurt on top and some yummy pumpkin seeds! Yummy!

Happy filling and healthy recipe Friday!

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