Pumpkin and Apple Soup

I am a big supporter of cooking using season ingredients! And at the moment, what is more seasonal than soup, pumpkin and apple??

I must admit, the last time I posted on that blog is a good couple of months ago, simply because

1) I am really lazy,

2) I have a very short attention span,

3)  I haven’t been eating very healthy recently

Okay, on most days, but then I fall off the wagon over the weekend and at functions – which spoils all my efforts.

Damn you wine.

But I commit to keep trying!  🙂

I will post this recipe on there as well – as soon as I remember the login details!  *facepalm*

Anyway!  Moving on swiftly!!

 

Ovenroast at 180C for 45 minutes on a baking tray lined with foil, prepped with non-stick spray:

3 medium apples – cut into wedges.  I didn’t peel it because I normally liquidise my soup, not a fan of chunky bits in my soup 😛

500g pumpkin – cut into chunks

1 large onion – peeled and sliced

A generous glug of olive oil

A good sprinkling of salt – at the Fire and Feast Festival I bought some smoked sea salt, amazeballs!

Transfer to a larger saucepan/pot – adding 2 cups of chicken stock (or veggie stock for vegetarian option!), a sprinkling of chili flakes and cinnamon, some white pepper and garlic salt.

Simmer for about 20 minutes – and voila!

Liquidise with stick blender thingy and serve with fresh wholewheat rolls.

I served it with toasted coconut flakes (thank you Woolies!)

The ideal meal to have on #MeatlessMonday!

20 Minute Chickpea Curry (with Pumpkin Tagliatelle – and I can’t take credit for ALL that!)

Okay, I can’t take credit for the Pumpkin Tagliatelle – all the thanks go to Woolies!  But you can make your own using a veggie peeler 🙂  I’ve got a small spiraliser, but I found it works best for veggies like cucumber, baby marrow and carrots – nothing too ‘chunky’….

Anyway – Meatless Thursday – again!  Time sure flies…  😉

 

20-minute (cheat’s!) Chickpea Curry

1 tin chickpeas, drained

1/2 onion, finely chopped

5ml olive oil

1/2 tin tomato and onion mix

1 teaspoon curry powder (I used Woolies’ Korma mix)

1/2 teaspoon garlic and chili paste

1/2 tin lite coconut milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

To serve

Pumpkin “Pasta” – microwave in bag as per instructions for 3 minutes

100g cooked angelhair pasta

Fresh Coriander

 

Fry onions in olive oil for about 2 minutes – top up with a little veggie stock if needed.  Stir in garlic and chili paste, fry for another minute.  Add chickpeas, curry powder, tomato and onion mix.  Simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.  Stir in coconut milk.  And it’s ready to serve!

Mix cooked pumpkin Tagliatelle carefully with cooked pasta. Top with chickpea curry and fresh coriander 🙂

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Serves 2

Creamy Pumpkin & Herb Pasta with Feta Crumble

The title of this dish is slightly deceiving because it contains NO cream!  But the pasta sauce has got a lovely ‘creamy’ texture indeed!

100g chopped onions – 1 Veg

10ml olive oil – 2 Fat

1/2 tsp garlic and herb paste

1/2 tsp mixed herbs

400g cooked pumpkin chunks (I bought a prepared pack and just popped it in the microwave for 4 minutes –  are per the instructions) – 4 Veg

10oml prepared chicken stock (or veggie stock)

Salt and pepper to taste

60g crumbed feta mixed with a sprinkling of dried sage and parsley – 2 Prot

Pasta serving according to your formula/daily allowance

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Fry onions in olive oil until soft.  Stir in garlic and herb paste and herbs and fry for a minute or so.  Add pumpkin chunks and chicken stock and cook until pumpkin is soft.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Liquidise if preferred or just mash with a fork.

Stir cooked pasta in (I used linguine) and simmer for a few minutes.

Dish up and serve with a crumbed feta mix.

Serves 2

Moroccan Pumpkin and Corn Soup

Moroccan pumpkin and corn soup with a big blob of fat free cottage cheese!  😀

Dead easy – 250g pumpkin, 100g potato, 1/4 tsp Woolies Moroccan Rub, salt and pepper to taste, 125ml chicken stock (top up if needed).

Boil until soft and liquidise.

Add 100g corn kernels and cook for another couple of minute.

Top with fat free cottage cheese.

And voila!

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Delish Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup with Peanut Butter!

Serves 2:

100g onions (1 Veg)

300g pumpkin (3 Veg)

250ml chicken stock

150g cooked chickpeas (2 P)

5ml Robertson’s Exotic Thai Spice

10ml peanut butter (1 Fat)

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Boil chopped oni0ns and cubed pumpkin in chicken stock with salt, pepper and Thai Spice until soft.  Add stock if needed.  Add cooked chickpeas and cook for about 5 minutes.  Stir in peanut butter.  Take off heat and liquidise.  Serve with fresh coriander.

 

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