Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!

Gobble gobble! 
That's right, it is almost Canadian Thanksgiving!! 
I love to include a beautiful and nutritious soup to my Thanksgiving Menu and this year I'm PUMPKIN crazy!  I've developed an easy and delicious soup - for all of you to try.  If by chance you're unable to get your hands on a PUMPKIN, feel free to use butternut squash instead!

Spiced PUMPKIN Soup

What you'll need:

1 small pumpkin (peeled, seeded and cut into 1”cubes)
½ chili pepper (chopped)
3 carrots (organic, chopped)
2 small onions (chopped)
1 tsp- cayenne (opt.), cumin, fenugreek seeds & turmeric
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5-6 c. chicken/vegetable stock
100 ml evap. milk or fresh cream
Sweat onions and carrots for 6 mins in EVOO.  Add cubes PUMPKIN and sauté for 15 minutes.  Add spices, cover w/ stock, roughly 1” over ingredients and bring to a boil.  Cover partially, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.  Puree with immersion blender (or food processor).
Finish your lovely PUMPKIN soup with PUMPKIN seed oil and roasted seeds OR yogurt and green onions. 
Bon Appetite xoxo
Health Properties of Pumpkin:
Fiber: 1/2 cup serving of pumpkin contains 5 grams of fiber. Fiber helps reduce bad cholesterol levels, protect the body against heart disease, control blood sugar levels, promote healthy digestion, and plays a role in weight loss.

Vitamin C: boosts immunity, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, and regulates cholesterol levels.

Vitamin E: promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


No comments:

Post a Comment