Monday, July 15, 2013

Easy Spiced Pumpkin Soup - Healing Spices

On a cold winter's day there is nothing better to warm the bones than a hot bowl of soup. My absolute favourite has to be pumpkin soup.

Pumpkin itself is a wonderful vegetable loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.   Add to this a good dose of spices including

Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory
Paprika: Rich in Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidants & great for Circulation
Cumin: Assists in Blood Sugar Control & Aids Digestion
Coriander: Anti-bacterial
Black Pepper: Anti-bacterial & Aids Digestion

Pumpkin is also very low Glycemic Index and is one of the vegetable included on the induction stage of the Atkins Diet.

Now this particular recipe has a very Indian taste to it because of all the spice (and I LOVE Indian food). If you want your soup to be less spicy, I recommend reducing the measurement of the spices to ½ a teaspoon each instead of a full one.

I hope you all enjoy




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½ Butternut Pumpkin
1 Onion
¼ Cup Cream

1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Turmeric (Ground)
1 Tsp Coriander (Ground)
1 Tsp Paprika (Ground)
1 Tsp Cumin (Ground)
½ Tsp Pepper (Ground)


1. Peel and Dice Pumpkin into 1 inch cubes & place in a medium sized pot
2. Roughly Chop up Onion & Add to pot
3. Add enough water to just cover the pumpkin in the pot and simmer for 10-15min until pumpkin is tender
4. Drain about 2/3 of the water
5. Cool the remaining water, pumpkin & onion and then blend
6. Add cream, spices and salt and stir
7. Heat before serving.